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100 W Ontario St Chicago, IL 60654
100 West Ontario StreetUSIllinoisChicago60654
$American Restaurant, Hot Dog Restaurant
American Restaurant
Hot Dog Restaurant
Today 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PMTuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PMWednesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PMThursday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PMFriday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AMSaturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AMSunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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
"Amazing Chicago style hot dogs and Italian beef!"
"...their famous Chicago style hot dog as well as their Italian beef sandwich."
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Chris Rogalski
a week ago
A good place to try some "famous" Chicago dogs and Italian beef. I definitely liked the interior decor, themed like an old-time Chicago. Food was served quickly and rather inexpensive. The food for the most part was very good, can't complain but the Italian beef was very soggy, was a bit disappointed.
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Malisa Layton
a month ago
I fell in love with this place first then stopped coming because the DJ was way too loud for a good establishment like my food establishment it was more like a rave! They have changed that THANK YOU!!!!! It's a great place to come with a group since the pace is huge on weekends or dinner there they can be a 30 - 40 min wait but the sausages are worth it I always love to switch it up last time I got pheasant it was so good kinda strong like lamb! .I usually get it with spicy pepper and onion and do not forget the best fries on earth sou crispy they come with 2 dipping sauces I love the chipolata ravioli, curry ketchup, and ranch! They have a great beer German and Belgian selections as well!
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hyuk kang
a month ago
Portillo's was my first stop of eating everything Chicago tour. I yelped for chicago style hotdog around me and Portillo came out top with lots of reviews. It turns out SoCal also has Portillo's but that didn't stop me from having that first bite of that hotdog. I actually liked it a lot. Unfortunately, I do not have very many experience in Chicago style hog dogs to compare with but I enjoy it very much. In fact, I may go visit Portillo's nearby and enjoy other good food there.
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Rich L
3 months ago
Awesome decision to place this next to a mcdonalds making the decision to either eat or choke on rat patties easy! For the same price (often cheaper) you can choose to enjoy your food and vow to come back. The burgers are awesome, and for some reason I can't stop eating the breaded chicken sandwiches!!
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Randy Earl
a week ago
I went to Chicago on a business trip, where a colleague recommended we have a hot dog or sandwich at Portillo's. We had lunch there, leaving me with a mixed review. It was definitely different from standard fast food chains in many respects, but I still came away with the heavy feeling of having eaten a very heavy, greasy meal. A word of warning, when they say "gravy" that does not mean the thick, brown gravy you see on roast beef and mashed potatoes (the association I made, since I was ordering a beef sandwich). Instead, my sandwich was dipped in "au jus" (why couldn't they just call it that?). It tasted OK, but was a mess to eat.
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Thomas Po
a week ago
I make sure that when I'm in Chicago, I stay in a hotel around Portillo's because it's that good. Now, it IS a chain, it IS decorated to be super touristy, and I wouldn't try to pass this off as the best food in Chicago, there are plenty of other fine dining options that surpasses them. What Portillo's brings to the table is a down to earth sandwich/hot dog that's as iconic as the Hancock building or the Sears/Willis tower. Every city has "their" hot dog. Seattle adds cream cheese and grilled onions, New York keeps it nice and simple, but Chicago dogs are by far my favorite with their hot peppers. However for an even better time, nothing beats their Italian beef served with sweet or hot peppers, and if you like, served with cheese and/or their au jus (personal favorite: Italian beef, hot peppers, dipped). If you're feeling extra hungry, go for either their Big Beef or Italian beef & sausage, you really can't go wrong. Just know that whatever you get, it's a mess to eat, but it's just as much fun licking your fingers after. I was in Chicago for a long weekend and ended up going back 3 times...not because there isn't other great food options in Chicago, but when I'm in the mood for a meal more for the common man, Portillo's is sure to hit the spot.
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Caelyn McAulay
2 weeks ago
Went here to try the iconic hot dogs and hot beef sandwiches. They were okay; but honestly did not impress. I have had better hot dogs elsewhere. The sandwich was more than a little soggy and my strawberry malt was just a strawberry malt.
shelia mandeville
3 months ago
Where do I start, well first off it was absolutely a chaotic mess in there. When you walk in and give your order, you have to wait with about a fifty-seventy-five other people in a small area, for them to call your number. There is no good system sit up to make it easy. Then it took 40 minutes to receive our food and drinks, because they don't give you the drinks while you wait. They pre make the drinks, so they sit and get watered down on the counter. Then if you walk up, (let's say because they called 108 and you thought they said 128 with the other 5-8 numbers they rambled out), the lady was very rude and tells you to get back if your number has not been called. Might I add, she was not nice to anyone either. So finally after fighting through the crowd to get our food when our number was actually called, the food sucked! The chili dogs was a freaking mess, it was wrapped in paper and the whole entire bun was a mess. They did not put it in a container so that it could be eaten with a fork, mom was seriously disappointed! The Italian beef was so greasy, the grease actually dripped through entire bun. I threw it away after attempting a couple of bites, but got seriously nauseas because of all the grease. (not to mention it was very bland). My daughter did say the hot dogs (plain) were good, but nothing special! Anyway, if you are walking to this place from say the navy pier, do not waste your time, like we did. In fact, I would recommend eating at Mcdonald's before here.
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