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Portillo's

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Italian, Hot Dogs
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806 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-870-0870
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Great Italian Sausage

Love the Italian sausage and fries. The tamales are my favorite. One of my favorite fast food places in Chicago. Very consistent from location to location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Don C
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Love the Italian sausage and fries. The tamales are my favorite. One of my favorite fast food places in Chicago. Very consistent from location to location.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I re-learned a lesson - you have to order what the place specializes in. I was excited to see Halibut as a choice for fish. Bad choice - it tasted old, not moist - Mc Donald’s filet of fish is better. Got a baked potato - that was very good. Got a large malt extra malty it was only 70... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A tradition for us all. A terrific menu including pasta. Our favorites are the wet beef sandwiches and the italian sausage. I love the fish sandwiches (both are delicious).

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have always enjoyed Portilo's. I do wish that they had specials Dog & Friees for ??? or something like that Their board leds you to think they have a special bit thye don't good Food, just a little expensive.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My hubby ordered the famed "Italian beef", and enjoyed it so much he wants to have some shipped to us in NV! I had the chopped salad that was so good I had my husband make me our version of it when we returned home!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They have fantastic tamales! I also always pick up a couple loafs of their bread. You can freeze them and just takeout what you need!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Overpriced food, tasteless hot dogs, over dressed salads, etc. I don't get why this place always has lines out the door and 15+ minute waits in the drive through during lunch hour. Restaurants are always way too noisy, tables not wiped down frequently during the mad rush, etc.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is comfortable seating but this is not fine dining or is it service at the table but Portillo's is the best at what they do which are delicious Italian Beef sandwiches with sweet peppers or true Chicago hot dogs (sometimes get the chili on top). You go to the register to place your order and you pick it up... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go there for lunch and it is always busy but you get what you ordered in exceptionally short time. And the food is really good. Chocolate cake is to die for!!!!!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Portillos is a staple in my family. While my parents have moved away, I still try to get there about once a month. Everything from their hot dogs and Italian beef to their chopped salads and pasta is great! Their cheese fries are some of the best ever. Though it's a chain, true Chicagoians love Portillos! And Chicagoians who've moved... 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: 847-870-0870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, 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?