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Portillo's

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806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
18478700870
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers,...
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Awesome beefs great hot dogs Great service Drive thru is fast and friendly We have never been disappointed The cake could be a bit cheaper

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
yayalynn
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome beefs great hot dogs Great service Drive thru is fast and friendly We have never been disappointed The cake could be a bit cheaper

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Thank yayalynn
Front Royal, Virginia
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People come for the hot dogs and hamburgers. Oh, and the chocolate cake. Tonight I had the Italian Sausage Sub, my wife the pecan salad. This location got loud and crowded on Friday night because this is where fun hangs out. Our party of 12 got tables together about 5:30 and kept arriving-hey it's a rainy night with accident-jammed night... More 

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Thank 882Traveler
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is usually pretty quick, but hey, it's a fast food joint! I prefer the locations with the Barnelli's in them. The Italian food is good and reasonably priced. The fast food is expensive for what it is. I ordered a beef special one day and paid $12 with the drink. I have visited other restaurants offering the same with... More 

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Thank Angel R
Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Italian beefs and the Chicago Hot dogs are the best! Used to live in the area and every time I go back for a visit, it's a must stop! Their Chocolate cake is suppose to be good too, but I've never tried it.

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Thank Debbie W
Vail, Colorado
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Grew up eating here, best beef in the world. I live in Colorado now and only get to indulge on this chicago staple a couple times each year. It is almost always my first and last stop while in town. This place is a must stop for Italian beef lovers.

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Thank Tlons217
Palatine, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Portillo's used to be the best place for a hotdog but not anymore. I think this place has prices out of line with neighborhood hotdog places. Foot is OK but not enough and we pay more. I like the Burger Baron in Arlington Heights. The Baron is very affordable, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is very... More 

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Thank PauloJ5_148
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether it is lunch or dinner and whether you want to sit down or take it go, Portillo's is the place to go when you want something good and filling. They even have a great drive-thru that employs several associates who take your order and then whisk it to your vehicle while you wait in line. But beware, their drive-thru... More 

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Thank wizone
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is our second visit to a Portillo's and neither time were we disappointed. This time I had the double cheeseburger and it was good. The atmosphere is great as well. It is always loud, busy and wall to wall people. We had a great time and didn't have to wait to long for our food. However don't go if... More 

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Thank Jrsmith1154
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Portillo's has the drive thru down to a science. They take your order and payment while waiting in line so when you get to the window you get your food right away, it is always right and hot. Great Chicago dogs and Italian beef. Stop there every time we visit our daughter.

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Thank Leslie J
Charlotte, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Every time I visit the Chicago area, several trips to Portillo's is a must. The quality never changes, the service is fast, personal and great. The Italian Beef is to-die-for and the Chopped Salad is another favorite complete with a warm lemon poppy seed muffin. The fries are always hot, the drinks ice cold and, if you love chocolate, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 18478700870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?