The Best Italian Beef in Oak Lawn: You Decide

Help us decide who makes the best Italian beef sandwich in town.

It’s time for another Chowdown Showdown, our popular weekly feature that will not only give you great ideas on where to eat, but will allow you to tell everyone why your favorite restaurant is the best. 

The Chowdown Showdown pits Palos, Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn restaurants against each other to decide who makes a particular dish best. Before the competition starts, we need your ideas on who our Oak Lawn representative should be. 

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This week's showdown will celebrates that au jus classic--Italian beef. I want you to tell me who makes the best Italian beef sandwich in town. The winner will go on to face the best that Palos and Evergreen Park have to offer.

While you are free to leave reviews and comments in support of chains like and , it is the local spots that we are most interested in and the winner will reflect that.

How to Vote

There are three ways to vote for your favorite.

  1. Leave a comment on this article and tell us your pick and why you think they are the best. 
  2. Find your pick in our Oak Lawn Patch Directory and leave a review and tell the world just how good their Italian beef sandwiches are. 
  3. Go to the Oak Lawn Patch Facebook page and tell us your pick. 

Get your votes in by Monday at 10 a.m. We will announce the winner and share the results of our taste test on Wednesday.

That's Not All . . .

The Oak Lawn Patch Directory allows you to leave reviews of your all your favorite places in town. From auto shops to eye doctors, hot dog stands to churches, find them in the directory and tell everyone why they are great.  

Start Reviewing and Rating

tmarc75 May 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
The beef an cheddar croissant at Portillo's melts in your mouth. But for a non-chain joint, I will say Frankie's.
JR May 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I don't like Al's. Frankies and Portillo's are both good. But I have to agree wit zula, Pops is the best. 2 locations 104th & Kedzie and 131st & Harlem in Palos
Russ Petrick May 05, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I now this is not in the area of competition, but Dukes on Harlem does it for me.
andy skoundrianos May 06, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Just Another Observer May 07, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Frankie's is the best. No doubt!


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