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Portillo's Hot Dogs
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Today 10AM–1AM
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100 W Ontario St Chicago, IL 60610
100 West Ontario StreetUSIllinoisChicago60610
$American Restaurant, Caterer
American Restaurant
Hot Dog Restaurant
Today 10AM–1AM
Saturday 10AM–1AMSunday 10AM–12AMMonday 10AM–12AMTuesday 10AM–12AMWednesday 10AM–12AMThursday 10AM–12AMFriday 10AM–1AM
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs.- Google
"Classic Chicago style hot dogs, Polish sausage, and Italian beef."
"And the chocolate cake shake will change your life."
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Fetesha Downs
2 weeks ago
Portillo's is a Chicago staple. You can't come downtown without experiencing it. Whether you want something simple like a hot dog and cheese fries, a hearty salad or their signature Italian beef and/or cheeseburgers--it will not disappoint. Quite efficient getting through the crowds. There's never a time it's not busy.
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Katharina Logan
2 weeks ago
This place is crazy! From the look of the outside, I expected a regular restaurant but no, it's a mad house! We were there on a Friday evening, one of the busiest times I imagine. I had no idea what the deal was or how to work out what to do order. There were these huge lines up to a bunch of different counters but the lines moved fairly quickly so I had hardly any time to work out what to order. The hot dog I ended up with was okay, nothing special. I wish I'd just copied what my friends had as it looked good - chop salad and ribs with garlic bread. I tried or get a cup of water at the bar and they waved me to one side like I was supposed to order it elsewhere. Really weird. I ended up asking my friend to get it. The people taking orders seemed nice enough but some of them were just so busy they couldn't engage and if you didn't know the place inside out, you were overlooked. A bit intimidating! Strange place but I haven't given up, I'd go back if I had the chance.
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Shea Munion
in the last week
Really solid unhealthy food. I had an Italian beef dipped with hot peppers. Solo delicious yet unhealthy. Decent price. It was hella crowded during lunch on a weekday. Recommend avoiding busy times.
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Romain Marchand
a month ago
Portillo's are famous places in Chicago. Nice atmosphere, lots of goodies, surrounding decoration. Else, food quality is ok, not outstanding, and prices are fair too.
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Caleb Drake
a week ago
Phenomenal Italian Beef. Fries: nothing special and dulled the sensation of the sandwich. All you suga' lova's: the chocolate cake shake teems those veins with sucre in no-time. Decor: cool hodgepodge of Chi-town salvage. Staff: terse and seemingly overworked; however, service quality is good despite the constant flux of orders.
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Steve Alcorn
3 weeks ago
I’ll start by confessing I’m not a huge fan of Chicago-style hot dogs or Italian beef sandwiches. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I don’t see what all the fuss is about. That said, there’s a lot to like about Portillo’s. Foremost, it’s not a hot dog stand or a dumpy diner, it’s a stylish, themed, village-like food court with several counters: one for their specialties, a separate operation for Italian food, and a hamburger counter. The interior ambiance is great. The main attractions are hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, so that’s what I tried. The Chicago dog was pretty much like all the others I’ve had: very soft roll with poppy seeds, very tender dog, green relish, large pickle, and a couple of sport peppers. Nothing really distinguished it, except that the sport peppers were a bit tamer than some I’ve had, making it easier to taste the rest. The Italian beef was less interesting. The very tender shaved beef had little flavor, and the very soft, soggy roll didn’t thrill me. I’m not sure what would have fixed this, but no condiments were available. I wouldn’t order it again. The vanilla shake was good, a bit frothy compared to some. Overall Portillo’s was fine, but I see no compelling reason to return.
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Jeffry Drager
3 weeks ago
I find the drive through here super annoying. One of my favorite things to get is a hot dog (or two). Because parking is almost a no go in the area, one is relegated to drive up. If you get hot dogs, however, they bring your food out and you sit behind other people who have more complicated orders and your food gets cold. There is usually no way to get around them so you sit and wait and wait... and arrive home with room temperature food. They need to bring the food out IN ORDER. The food is good, however!
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Mayra Vasquez
in the last week
I loved the Italian Beef and Chili Cheese Dogs here! It was good and cheap! This is a great place to go eat when you don't know where to go eat. The decor is fun and truly a fun place to experience. The staff was a little rude but the food made up for it I guess.


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