Manny’s Coffee Shop & Deli

Restaurants , Delis West Loop
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Manny’s Coffee Shop & Deli
Photograph: Michael Jarecki

Chicago’s most quintessential restaurant isn’t a steakhouse or a laboratory-like kitchen putting out cutting-edge cuisine. It’s a cafeteria. Decide what you want before you get in line at this 70-year-old institution. You’ll pass plates of Jell-O and chicken salad, but this line moves too quickly to decide on the spot. Our advice? Grab one of the oversized corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, a potato pancake on the side and a packet of Tums for dessert.

Venue name: Manny’s Coffee Shop & Deli
Address: 1141 S Jefferson St
Cross street: between Grenshaw St and Roosevelt Rd
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 6am–8pm (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Blue to Clinton. Bus: 8, 12, 18, 62, 157.
Price: Average main course: $10
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Sasha F

Some of the best sandwiches in the city! I have always passed by this place and have seen long lines. With the recent expansion, I decided to give this place a try. You get a lot of food for the price. I have the turkey sandwich, corn, mash potatoes and potato pancake. This was honestly some of the best best meat I have ever had on a sandwich. Clearly, I had ordered to much but I wanted to eat it all! The line is long but goes quick. You need to know what you are doing when you get in line. This place is a must if you haven't been already but be sure to know what you want before hand if it's your first time. These guys are not messing around.