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Portillo's

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Italian, American, Hot Dogs
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806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-870-0870
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Today
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Chicago hot dogs and Italian Beef - great combo

Went here on local recommendation. Surprised I had never heard of Portillo's before. I had a Chicago Dog and an Italian Beef sandwich. The dog was good with all the traditional Chicago style trimmings. The bun needed some help, though with all those toppings. It just wasn't up to the task. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Went here on local recommendation. Surprised I had never heard of Portillo's before. I had a Chicago Dog and an Italian Beef sandwich. The dog was good with all the traditional Chicago style trimmings. The bun needed some help, though with all those toppings. It just wasn't up to the task. The Italian Beef sandwich was much better. Tender sliced... More 

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orlando, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

When friends of ours heard we were headed to Arlington Heights to visit family, they said we must eat at Portillos. So, we made sure we did. My husband and I split the big beef, no peppers, mozzarella cheese and our kids had hot dogs. For dessert we split a slice of chocolate cake and tried the chocolate shake. What... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When my husband and I are on vacation outside of the Chicago area, I actually MISS Portillos and DREAM about this food! Great Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage with sweet peppers, amazing hot dogs on poppy seed buns, and great burgers! BUT, be sure to save room for their chocolate cake for dessert . . . you will NOT be... More 

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Arlington Heights IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the place for well-built Chicago-style dogs. They also offer an wider menu of good food. Your orders are taken at the register and you can watch the food assembled amazingly quickly. The drive-through is always busy. This chain has 30+ locations throughout the Chicago area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent food and service! We were in a hurry and not sure to stop in. ThIs place was packed! Best decision to stay and eat.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lot of great choices, especially for the kids. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, etc., all of them are done very well. For me, this place has hands down the best Italian beef sandwich. Obviously everyone has different tastes and you'll get recommendations from others and they all are good. I use to live near the original Portillos in Villa Park... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is another one every local said we must try. I had the Italian beef with hot peppers. It was so hot I was unable to eat it and I love hot sauce. Husband had a hot dog and it looked as bad as it tasted. Just nothing on a soggy bun. The fries were like cardboard and the onion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Terrific food! The amount of bread they give you for a salad or pasta dish is minimal. And the cost to purchase more is way over priced.

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My kids did not like the poppy seeds all over the buns. They are more used to plain hot dogs. Others may enjoy that,.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I really like Portillos. I try not to eat fast food too often but when I want it, Portillos is my go-to place. The Chicken Sandwich is really good and the cheese fires are lush. The Chocolate Cake Shake is worth a try but personally I can only drink a few sips because it's so rich. I prefer the one... More 

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Additional Information about Portillo's

Address: 806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone Number: 847-870-0870
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 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
Cuisine: Italian, American, Hot Dogs

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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: 847-870-0870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?