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Portillo's

806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-870-0870
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The eclair cake is the most underrated dessert at this restaurant! Most hype circulates around the chocolate cake, but the eclair cake gives the chocolate cake a run for it's money! The cake part is light, while the icing is rich. Do it, you won't regret it

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Bradenton, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Heard a lot about this place. We were in the area, so, we stopped in for a Italian beef. It came with nothing but beef and bread, the fries and onion rings were ok for frozen fast food. I went back to the pick up counter and asked about the beef being naked, they said "Do you want peppers"....yeah, that... More

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

They have it down to an exact science in the drive through. Taking orders while you are in line and having someone else take care of the money is genius. In and out. Besides the chop salad is the best item ! Also hot dogs, Italian beef, chocolate cake, etc are all very delish!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Portillo's is the place to come for a Chicago classic hot dog. You won't find much variation between the different locations. And there are plenty of them in the Chicago area. This location is like many others - busy, good food, not super fast, consistent at what they do best: hot dogs, Italian beef, french fries, chocolate cake. This location... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For me, no trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to Portillos. I go there for the Chicago dogs (jumbo, please) and the entertainment (watching those line cooks build dozens of dogs a minute is a hoot!). I hear their Italian Beef, BBQ ribs and chopped salads are also excellent, but I can't allow my Chicago dog obsession go... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Portillo's is good, don't get me wrong but there are much better small corner shops that have much better food and prices. It's definitely a place to stop if you are visiting the city and suburbs, but don't be afraid to try the little ma and pop places for something better.

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illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

I love Portillo's, especially the Italian beef dipped with hot peppers. I've never had a better beef anywhere. No fat or grizzle, and the meat isn't that fake rubbery stuff you get at other places. You must try! The hot dogs are very tasty, and when I'm not in the mood for fast food, I get one of their mouth... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I love portillos every time I come to IL I have to eat there. They don't have Italian beef in VA. The menu has a great variety. Service is always great and quick. They have the best chocolate cake I've ever had and I don't like chocolate cakes.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have all kinds of food here, but I come for the Chicago style hot dogs. If you live in Chicago you already know about Portillos. If you are a visitor, you can't leave without trying a Portillos hot dog. This is a typical Portillos, noisy and perfect for families with kids. The best food of its type around, as... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Portillo's has the best Italian Beef Sandwiches, can't find a better one in the Chicago area.. You can take out or eat in. May be a line but they do move quickly. Also love their chopped salad!

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