Mr Beef


in Near North & Navy Pier

The signature Italian beef sandwich, a Chicago specialty, arrives on a long white bun loaded with thin-cut roast beef that's been simmered and ladled with its own cooking juices. Ask for it ‘dipped’ (bun and all dunked into the juices) and ‘hot’ (with giardiniera, aka spicy pickled vegetables, added). It's soggy but delicious. Cash only. Don’t fear the dumpy decor.

Loads of famous people have chowed here, as the photos on the wall attest. Weekends bring in a boozed-up late-night crowd.