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  • Post #31 - September 10th, 2008, 6:39 am
    Post #31 - September 10th, 2008, 6:39 am Post #31 - September 10th, 2008, 6:39 am
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list


    I had corned beef hash at Jack's for the first time in a while last Friday. I hereby revoke my recommendation of Jack's for CBH. They no longer make it in house and use a standard canned version tasting suspiciously like Hormel.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #32 - September 10th, 2008, 8:40 am
    Post #32 - September 10th, 2008, 8:40 am Post #32 - September 10th, 2008, 8:40 am
    I know this is about restaurants, but I have to put in a plug for the Corned Beef Hash at Paulina Market. It's the best I've had in Chicago.
  • Post #33 - September 10th, 2008, 9:54 am
    Post #33 - September 10th, 2008, 9:54 am Post #33 - September 10th, 2008, 9:54 am
    stevez wrote:
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list


    I had corned beef hash at Jack's for the first time in a while last Friday. I hereby revoke my recommendation of Jack's for CBH. They no longer make it in house and use a standard canned version tasting suspiciously like Hormel.


    Interesting. They told me it was hommeade, but it mattered not - i found the CBH to be mundane.

    I still love their hash browns and their corned beef sandwich, however.
  • Post #34 - September 10th, 2008, 10:19 am
    Post #34 - September 10th, 2008, 10:19 am Post #34 - September 10th, 2008, 10:19 am
    Ghazi wrote:I still love their hash browns and their corned beef sandwich, however.


    I agree. Jack's is a great all around Greek-style Coffee Shop.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #35 - September 10th, 2008, 7:02 pm
    Post #35 - September 10th, 2008, 7:02 pm Post #35 - September 10th, 2008, 7:02 pm
    Mrs. V's in Des Plaines makes its own corned-beef hash. I thought it was very good, although next time I will order it extra-crisp.

    Mrs. V's Restaurant
    1640 S. River Road, Des Plaines
    (847) 297-7185
  • Post #36 - September 10th, 2008, 11:49 pm
    Post #36 - September 10th, 2008, 11:49 pm Post #36 - September 10th, 2008, 11:49 pm
    turkob wrote:I know this is about restaurants, but I have to put in a plug for the Corned Beef Hash at Paulina Market. It's the best I've had in Chicago.


    Agreed. Simply great.
  • Post #37 - September 11th, 2008, 7:08 am
    Post #37 - September 11th, 2008, 7:08 am Post #37 - September 11th, 2008, 7:08 am
    Pie Lady wrote:

    I haven't been there, but I hear good things about Mac's Restaurant at 812 Higgins Rd. in Park Ridge.


    The corned beef hash is not homemade but at least they admit to it, which is about the only good thing you'll hear from me.
  • Post #38 - November 12th, 2008, 1:08 pm
    Post #38 - November 12th, 2008, 1:08 pm Post #38 - November 12th, 2008, 1:08 pm
    d4v3 wrote:
    mrbarolo wrote:Seems to me that A&T Grill would be worth rolling the dice on, though I haven't tried it.
    I have, and it isn't. Pauline's does a good CB Hash.

    Pauline's
    1754 W. Balmoral
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 561-8573


    yes they do!
  • Post #39 - November 12th, 2008, 1:42 pm
    Post #39 - November 12th, 2008, 1:42 pm Post #39 - November 12th, 2008, 1:42 pm
    mannys and uncle mike's place both have good house made corned beef hash , IMO. justjoan

    manny's deli, 1141 s. jefferson, chicago
    uncle mike's place, 1700 w. grand, chicago
  • Post #40 - November 12th, 2008, 3:52 pm
    Post #40 - November 12th, 2008, 3:52 pm Post #40 - November 12th, 2008, 3:52 pm
    Twisted Spoke.
  • Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 8:34 am
    Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 8:34 am Post #41 - November 13th, 2008, 8:34 am
    Cellars Market in the basement of the CBOT is, hands down, the best Corn Beef Hash, EVER!
  • Post #42 - December 27th, 2008, 6:48 pm
    Post #42 - December 27th, 2008, 6:48 pm Post #42 - December 27th, 2008, 6:48 pm
    I was one of those unfortunate souls who was in the office and working on the Friday after Christmas. Lunch time came around and I was clearly in a "breakfast for lunch" mood. I decided to give Mrs V's on River Road, just a few hundred feet up the road from Paradise Pup a shot.

    The menu's pronouncement of "chef made" corned beef hash caught my attention. It turned out to be, well, meh. Their chef may have opened the can of hash. But, that appeared to be the extent of his preparation of it. It did come with three freshly poached eggs, a huge mound of hashbrowns, and toast. The whole thing was a little on the pricey side. 12 bucks with tax and tip on top of that.

    Mrs. V's seems like a friendly neighborhood place, but not for corned beef hash.
  • Post #43 - December 27th, 2008, 7:19 pm
    Post #43 - December 27th, 2008, 7:19 pm Post #43 - December 27th, 2008, 7:19 pm
    We love the Corned Beef Hash at
    Blue Max
    26 Lathrop Ave.
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    ph 708-366-9224
    ( few blocks north of the Desplaines Blue Line Station)
    Homemade- they add sweet potatoes to the white potatoes.
  • Post #44 - December 27th, 2008, 7:48 pm
    Post #44 - December 27th, 2008, 7:48 pm Post #44 - December 27th, 2008, 7:48 pm
    My daughter & I like the corned beef hash at Family Palace. It is made fresh, as far as I can tell. It is minced and crispy (I sometimes ask for well done).

    Family Palace
    4751 N Harlem Ave
    Harwood Heights, IL 60706

    (708) 867-5521
  • Post #45 - December 27th, 2008, 10:22 pm
    Post #45 - December 27th, 2008, 10:22 pm Post #45 - December 27th, 2008, 10:22 pm
    Since my office is across the street from the Berghoff Cafe, lately I have been running there for lunch more often than I should. They have a corned beef hash special at lunchtime. The hash is homemade, comes with their excellent rye bread and they start the eggs as soon as you order. It's a hearty and delicious meal.

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #46 - January 24th, 2009, 2:21 pm
    Post #46 - January 24th, 2009, 2:21 pm Post #46 - January 24th, 2009, 2:21 pm
    I wish I had pictures to share with everybody, but I just had the best non-traditional corned beef hash that I have ever had at Broadway Cellars.

    Big chunks of house made corned beef, diced sweet potato, onion, and brussel sprouts with two perfectly poached eggs and a mustard sauce.

    This is only available for brunch on the weekends, and when I go back again next weekend I promise to take pictures.

    5900 N. Broadway
    Chicago, Illinois 60660

    773-944-1208

    Hours of operation:
    Monday through Friday 5-10 pm
    Saturday Dinner 5-10 pm
    Sunday Dinner 3-9 pm
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch
    10:30 am - 3 pm

    http://www.broadwaycellars.net/index.html
  • Post #47 - February 12th, 2009, 3:46 pm
    Post #47 - February 12th, 2009, 3:46 pm Post #47 - February 12th, 2009, 3:46 pm
    I remember getting a good corned beef hash from a Golden Nuget in Chicago but this was many years ago
    Recently I had some good hash at The Morris Diner in Morris IL, also GREAT potatoes - to die for breakfast but what a drive. I actually ordered a second plate of potatoes :) I dont go every week but nice road trip
  • Post #48 - September 6th, 2009, 4:46 pm
    Post #48 - September 6th, 2009, 4:46 pm Post #48 - September 6th, 2009, 4:46 pm
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list as well as The Bagel. Both make fine home made versions, and I strongly agree with Evil Ronnie's recommendation of Manny's.

    Jack's Restaurant
    5201 Touhy Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 674-5532


    Not sure if something has changed, but I ate at Jack's today (after not being able to arrive at Patty's in time) and when I asked if the corned beef hash was made in-house, our waitress said it came out of a can (and tasted the part - my dining companion ordered it). I would steer away from the corned beef hash at Jack's, and the biscuits and gravy for that matter too which featured too-soft biscuits and a gravy that seemed to lack the bite of pepper, but seemed to include several drops of lemon juice.
  • Post #49 - September 6th, 2009, 5:14 pm
    Post #49 - September 6th, 2009, 5:14 pm Post #49 - September 6th, 2009, 5:14 pm
    BR wrote:
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list as well as The Bagel. Both make fine home made versions, and I strongly agree with Evil Ronnie's recommendation of Manny's.

    Jack's Restaurant
    5201 Touhy Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 674-5532


    Not sure if something has changed, but I ate at Jack's today (after not being able to arrive at Patty's in time) and when I asked if the corned beef hash was made in-house, our waitress said it came out of a can (and tasted the part - my dining companion ordered it). I would steer away from the corned beef hash at Jack's, and the biscuits and gravy for that matter too which featured too-soft biscuits and a gravy that seemed to lack the bite of pepper, but seemed to include several drops of lemon juice.

    Pursuant to the title of this thread, sadly, I don't think Jack's serves the best anything anymore. For me, the place is a shadow of its former self. It used to be a real gem and a great 24-hour oasis between the northern suburbs and the city. No so any longer. :(

    =R=
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  • Post #50 - September 6th, 2009, 5:36 pm
    Post #50 - September 6th, 2009, 5:36 pm Post #50 - September 6th, 2009, 5:36 pm
    BR wrote:
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list as well as The Bagel. Both make fine home made versions, and I strongly agree with Evil Ronnie's recommendation of Manny's.

    Jack's Restaurant
    5201 Touhy Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 674-5532


    Not sure if something has changed, but I ate at Jack's today (after not being able to arrive at Patty's in time) and when I asked if the corned beef hash was made in-house, our waitress said it came out of a can (and tasted the part - my dining companion ordered it). I would steer away from the corned beef hash at Jack's, and the biscuits and gravy for that matter too which featured too-soft biscuits and a gravy that seemed to lack the bite of pepper, but seemed to include several drops of lemon juice.


    I warned you.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #51 - September 6th, 2009, 5:39 pm
    Post #51 - September 6th, 2009, 5:39 pm Post #51 - September 6th, 2009, 5:39 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:sadly, I don't think Jack's serves the best anything anymore. For me, the place is a shadow of its former self. It used to be a real gem and a great 24-hour oasis between the northern suburbs and the city. No so any longer. :(

    =R=


    Sadly, that's true, with the exception of their Jack's Salad, which is a go to lunch for me when I feel like eating somewhat healthy.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #52 - September 6th, 2009, 5:43 pm
    Post #52 - September 6th, 2009, 5:43 pm Post #52 - September 6th, 2009, 5:43 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    BR wrote:
    stevez wrote:Will,

    Thanks for the tour de force post. For completeness sake, I'd also add Jack's Restaurant in Skokie to your list as well as The Bagel. Both make fine home made versions, and I strongly agree with Evil Ronnie's recommendation of Manny's.

    Jack's Restaurant
    5201 Touhy Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 674-5532


    Not sure if something has changed, but I ate at Jack's today (after not being able to arrive at Patty's in time) and when I asked if the corned beef hash was made in-house, our waitress said it came out of a can (and tasted the part - my dining companion ordered it). I would steer away from the corned beef hash at Jack's, and the biscuits and gravy for that matter too which featured too-soft biscuits and a gravy that seemed to lack the bite of pepper, but seemed to include several drops of lemon juice.

    Pursuant to the title of this thread, sadly, I don't think Jack's serves the best anything anymore. For me, the place is a shadow of its former self. It used to be a real gem and a great 24-hour oasis between the northern suburbs and the city. No so any longer. :(

    =R=

    It's interesting that you mention that because once upon a time, I used to like Jack's quite a bit, but I don't know if I was just young and not discriminating enough (and drunk) or if today's meal was different from my former Jack's experiences. But I notice that the same family still runs the place (although perhaps a younger relative), so I'm not quite sure what to think but what a letdown today after getting myself all excited for Patty's.
  • Post #53 - September 6th, 2009, 6:10 pm
    Post #53 - September 6th, 2009, 6:10 pm Post #53 - September 6th, 2009, 6:10 pm
    BR wrote:It's interesting that you mention that because once upon a time, I used to like Jack's quite a bit, but I don't know if I was just young and not discriminating enough (and drunk) or if today's meal was different from my former Jack's experiences. But I notice that the same family still runs the place (although perhaps a younger relative), so I'm not quite sure what to think but what a letdown today after getting myself all excited for Patty's.


    It's not you imagination. The food used to be much better. Jack's has fallen on hard times. It started with the smoking ban which, in Skokie where Jack's is located, came two or three years before the smoking ban went into effect statewide. That killed their late night/post bar business and caused them to start closing at 11:00 and eventually 8:00. The other shoe dropped when the economy went south and their business tanked to the point where they are now only open for breakfast and lunch.

    Jack's is the kind of family owned neighborhood place I like to support, and I try to do so as much as I can, but the food has taken a turn for the worse and I'm down to only a few dishes that I will order there.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #54 - September 6th, 2009, 8:43 pm
    Post #54 - September 6th, 2009, 8:43 pm Post #54 - September 6th, 2009, 8:43 pm
    Mannys is very good!
  • Post #55 - September 10th, 2009, 6:49 am
    Post #55 - September 10th, 2009, 6:49 am Post #55 - September 10th, 2009, 6:49 am
    I never understood why good hash is so very hard to find in Chicago. I used to settle for the place on Division just west of wood(the name escapes me) but it was the large chunk style which I don't like as much as a well diced version. The Depot on Roosevelt does a pretty good job these says but, no one seems to be able to knock it out of the park. I really love roast beef hash, but good luck finding a great one. I just keep making it at home from the James Beard cookbook. I would gladly pay to avoid dicing meat and potato's for 25 minutes.
  • Post #56 - September 10th, 2009, 7:00 am
    Post #56 - September 10th, 2009, 7:00 am Post #56 - September 10th, 2009, 7:00 am
    Although it's quite a schlep from the city, I'd like to throw Reece's Restaurant in Algonquin into the mix. I've had breakfast there a couple of times over the summer and I've been impressed on every count. Everything, down to the hot sauce, is house made from scratch. I'm hoping to do a full post on this place soon, but specifically on the corned beef hash front this place is a top contender. The CBH is freshly made to order and you have the option to add onions, peppers or both (obviously, adding both is the way to go).

    Reese's Restaurant Corned Beef Hash W/Poached Eggs
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    Reese's Corned Beef Hash Detail
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    Reese's Restaurant
    205 S Main St
    Algonquin, IL 60102
    (847) 658-8550
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #57 - September 10th, 2009, 12:03 pm
    Post #57 - September 10th, 2009, 12:03 pm Post #57 - September 10th, 2009, 12:03 pm
    That's very pretty indeed.
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