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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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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 4
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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 catering!

We use Portillo's for all of our big family gatherings, including three rehearsal dinners. The food is always excellent, but for us the Italian beef wins the grand prize. Also a fun place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
KatieScarlett1970
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We use Portillo's for all of our big family gatherings, including three rehearsal dinners. The food is always excellent, but for us the Italian beef wins the grand prize. Also a fun place to eat.

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way to the airport because we were told ww couldn't visit Chicago without stopping here! The advice was right! It was sooooo good but also a bit overwhelming. We arrived at lunch time. I tried to take a picture of the drive thru line but it was so long I couldn't fit the entire line in... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took our whole basketball team (parents and kids) for a portillo's treat. Everyone loved the dogs, italian beef and salads. Also, the Chocolate cake shakes! I only wish we had one in Wisconsin!!!!

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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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?