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The first time we offered a Groupon to Manny’s Coffee Shop & Deli, we sold out of 500 within an hour. Manny’s Owner Ken Raskin said of the goldrush on his cornbeef: “On the date of our feature, Manny’s was the talk of the town! The only complaints came from those who didn’t visit the site in time to buy their Groupon!”
If you were one of the people who complained to Raskin last time, get in early on today’s Groupon so he doesn’t have to field your complaints. Today’s deal gets you even more value: $10 buys you a $25 Groupon for dinner at Manny’s. One Groupon is plenty to cover dinner for you and a friend, or grab two and head down to 1141 S. Jefferson St. to buy dinner for the entire family.
An Obama favorite, Manny’s is a 67-year-old, down-to-earth, family-run cafeteria-style Jewish deli. Its delicious, affordable, and super-sized sandwiches—the corned beef, brisket, pastrami—are well known to true Chicagoans and members of the secret organization known as Brothers United for Cured Meats (BUCM). Dinner at Manny’s is every bit as good as lunch is, and even includes additional entrees you can’t get at lunch! Choose from a whole list of hot entrees: baked salmon, short ribs, beef stew, skirt steak, chicken in the pot, and more. The servings are big, so bring a big appetite.
Whether you’ve been to the Sears Tower or Wrigley is insignificant. If you want to be a true Chicagoan, you have to experience Manny’s.
Chicagoans love Manny’s too. A hundred sixty-two Yelpers have given Manny’s a near-perfect 4.5 stars. What are they saying?
> * “Walking into Manny’s occasionally feels like time travel. Not only do the men behind the cafeteria counter bark at their customers with a friendly sort of intentional theatricality, but there are also very few places around the city where one can expect to find virtually every walk of Chicago life sitting down to enjoy a meal in the same place, if not together.” – R. J. H.
> * “Few places in my book are well deserving of 5 stars. In fact, I love this place so much, that if you ever need a friend to go with - please do call me - I will come with. wink As for the food - UNBELIEVABLE. Its [sic] not Moto - its [sic] not David Burke’s Prime House - its [sic] down to earth, simple, cafeteria style deliciousness. Its [sic] the kinda place you eagerly drive out of your way for. – Nicholas H.
> * I’m wowed and amazed that I have never been here before. What have I been missing? A LOT!” – julie f.
Notable Manny's Customers (Known and Unknown)
It’s well documented that President Obama loves Manny’s, but the South Side staple serves more than U.S. Presidents. Here are some famous Chicagoans who have possibly eaten at Manny’s, eating at Manny’s:
And finally, here are some possibly famous people who may or may not be from Chicago for whom it is within reason to think that they may have eaten at Manny’s, eating at Manny’s:
* Greg Tamkin
* Tom Lurher
Become a non-famous Chicagoan who has definitely eaten at Manny’s and get in on today’s deal on dinner at Manny’s.
Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen
More than 50 years on, Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen remains a family affair for the Raskins. The restaurant is now in the hands of the third and fourth generation of the family, whose members work to maintain their tradition of crafting homestyle Jewish-American dishes. Within a classic cafeteria setting decorated with news clippings, photos, and thumb-wrestling second graders, chefs draw from practiced recipes for matzo-ball soup, housemade chocolate phosphates, and chewy latke. The sandwiches, which were lauded by Time Out Chicago, include Manny's famous corned beef, made with a hulking three-quarter-pound pile of juicy brisket, as well as other signature sandwiches. As if that weren't incentive enough, Manny's offers free parking behind the restaurant.