Summary

Al's Beef in Chicago, IL is a hometown favorite and national celebrity. It has been featured on TV shows such as Food Wars, Man vs Food, Food Paradise, Adam Richman's Best Sandwich, and Top 5 Restaurants. It's a must-eat Chicago staple!

Seen On

WARS

Food Wars

Italian Beef War 03-09-2010

Camille visits Al's Italian beef -- a Chicago staple for 70 years -- to learn about the restaurant, its history and to experience their famous Italian beef sandwich for herself.

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MVF

Man vs Food

Chicago 12-24-2008

At Al's Beef, after learning the official "Italian stance" for eating such a juicy sandwich, Richman completed a double-meat, double-cheese Reuben sandwich in under 30 minutes

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FOOD

Food Paradise

Italian Eats 12-04-0016

Italian Beef Sandwich

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SAND

Adam Richman's Best Sandwich

Midwest 06-20-2012

Al’s Italian Beef is a culinary landmark in Chicago and Adam tries the Al’s combo Italian beef.

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TOP5

Top 5 Restaurants

Best Sandwiches 11-23-2015

#5 - the italian beef sandwich

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Cuisines & Features

  • Italian
  • Steakhouse
  • Fast Food
  • Local Favorite
  • Late Night Dining
  • Lunch Spot
  • Cheap Eats
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Carry Out

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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100.0
TVFScore

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Mr. Beef On Orleans

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You Gotta Eat Here +1
92.0
TVFScore

legendary beef sandwiches that are huge, delicious and really soaked in juicy gravy

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The Green Door Tavern

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United States of Bacon +2
83.5
TVFScore

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Epic

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XOCO

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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Cafe Du Monde French Market

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TVFScore

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You Gotta Eat Here +6
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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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TVFScore

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Al's Beef

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TVFScore

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Air Date: 03-09-2010
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TVFScore

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