My uncle JD, a life long Chicagoan, gave us a tour of Chicago a few years ago while we were there and for lunch one day he took us all to famous Al’s #1 Italian Beef.
Stepping inside was like stepping back in time where the ambiance and food is exactly the same as it has been for the past 25+ years. Their specialty is their roast beef dipped sandwich, they also sell Chicago hot dogs and tamales and a few other items.
Everything here is classic and tasty. Don’t plan to sit down, though, there are no chairs and tables here, just a counter to lean on, but its fun.
Al’s #1 Italian Beef