Al’s #1 Italian Beef

Sandwiches in West Loop & Near West Side

Piled high with savory beef that soaks through the thick bun, Al's inexpensive sandwich is one of Chicago's culinary hallmarks. This is the original location of the local chain, which has now spread beyond the city. It might not be the place to grab lunch if you want to get off your feet – there are no tables, only a stand-up counter.