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Al's #1 Italian Beef - 19 Reviews - 1079 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (630) 858-9121

Al's #1 Italian Beef

1079 W Taylor St (at S Carpenter Street)
Chicago, IL 60607
(630) 858-9121
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Al's #1 Italian Beef - Chicago, IL
Al's #1 Italian Beef - Chicago, IL


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TRUST ME!!! I was in Chicago yesterday (2/11/11) for the car show, and my friends and I decided to try Al's for the first time. It was one of the best beef sandwiches that I h...


The meal was very good but the people working there were slow and not helpful. Messy storefront location. Hard to park.

Is Al's #1 4/10/2006

Al's is the kind of place that you need to visit at least once. It's got a real old-school appeal. I can't say that I've had an Italian beef which is head-and-shoulders above this one. It was flavorful and very juicy. Dine-in space is limited here, but in warm weather there are some seats outside. I can't say whether Al's is #1, but it's definitely in the top two or three. more

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Al's Beef on Taylor Street 3/19/2006

I have been going to Al’s Beef ever since I discovered it as a student at UIC. This Taylor Street institution serves a juicy Italian beef sandwich, which you could make even messier by asking for the entire sandwich to be dipped in beef juices. I also like the beef and sausage combo. The very informal interior has counters for stand-up eating, and now there are a couple of benches outside. The parking lot for customers is handy. more
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High quality Italian beef & sausage.

Owner Message

  • Al's No 1 Italian Beef is your premier source of high quality Italian beef and sausage in Chicago, IL. Al's has been proudly serving Italian meat products to our local community for more than 70 years. Whether you want to stop by the restaurant to try our famous Italian beef sandwich or place a bulk order for the holidays or an upcoming event, we are sure to have the delicious traditional Italian tastes you?ve been looking for. We offer several bulk packages to fit your home cooking needs, including; ? Al?s #1 Italian beef ? Al?s #1 Italian sausage ? Extra long French bread ? Al?s #1 Italian beef gravy ? Tamales ? Sweet bell peppers ? Al?s #1 hot giardinera Throughout the years, Al's No 1 Italian Beef has received accolades and praise from such prestigious publications as Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Sun-Times. Why not stop by and see what the fuss is all about? You?ll be glad you did! Call Al's No 1 Italian Beef today to place an order or visit our website for more information!



  • In Short
    Amid a sea of authentic Italian delis and hearty, pasta-heavy restaurants, is this beacon of Chicago-style beef. This mostly takeout joint draws clued-in tourists, zombie-eyed...

  • 1/28/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 9am-11pm Fri 9am-12am Sat 10am-12am
  • Payments:

  • Neighborhoods:

    University Village / Little Italy, West Side