Being a corned beef/deli nut, I had to stop at Joan and Earnies Deli as they were proclaiming hot corned beef sandwiches.
I think they took over a taqueria as it smells like tortillas as you enter, not a deli.
Not much décor has gone into their restaurant.
I asked Ernie if he made his own corned beef. He said yes.
Had a hot corned beef on rye. Rye bread was the typical oval one finds most places, corned beef was brisket, tender and was good. Not great, I wouldnt go out of my way for it, but it is better quality than most places and at $4.50 for the sandwich it is a decent value. Hot pastrami is $4.
To be fair I walked into the place at 6:29pm right as he was about to close.
If you are in the area of Oakton & Elmhurst Rd (83) and are jonesen for a corned beef sandwich, you may want to stop in.
Joan & Ernies Deli
2358 S. Elmhurst Rd
(NW corner of Elmhurst & Oakton)
Mt. Prospect, IL
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