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Portillo's

#37 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
Italian, American, Fast Food
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
13125878910
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
so good!

the lines are long, but it moves really fast. My friend and I ordered the beef sandwich and sausage combo and onion rings. The beef was roast beef and a sweet sausage dipped in au just. As you can imagine it was very messy but really good. It was not as good as Luke's, mainly because Luke uses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bundy C
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the lines are long, but it moves really fast. My friend and I ordered the beef sandwich and sausage combo and onion rings. The beef was roast beef and a sweet sausage dipped in au just. As you can imagine it was very messy but really good. It was not as good as Luke's, mainly because Luke uses brisket and... More 

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Thank Bundy C
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get the works! It was a great blend of all flavors! Those peppers are spicy but it has a nice little kick to it. It's topped with pickles, onions, peppers, tomato, relish, mustard and ketchup. What a great combination and a wonderful Chicago experience.

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Thank Danielle G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must say that if you are on any type of diet, this place isn't for you! I had the cheese fries and roast beef with peppers. I left this place so full! We went around 9-10pm and it wasn't as crowded as we had imagined it to be. The food was ready quick! My wife had the chicago style... More 

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Thank TravelLoves86
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They processed 40 people really well. Great Chicago style chili dogs et al. The place , as expected has memorabilia on Chicago and especially Chicago sports everywhere. Located North of the river, pretty centrally located and next to the old school McDonalds.

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Thank tlakeusa
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great variety at this local chain, especially if the location you visit has a Barnelli's pasta included. The food is very typical Chicago - hot dogs, tamales, thick burgers, combos (italian sausage and italian beef together on a sandwich) cheese fries, etc. and they even have a fabulous chocolate cake for dessert. They use mayo to keep the cake moist... More 

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Thank Kristen K
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Portillo's isn't truly a Chicago staple that offers a true taste of the city. Italian beef sandwich with hot peppers is a must try.

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Thank Asiau
surrey, british columbia
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I showed up at 11:30 AM on Sunday morning, February 7, 2016. The place was already half-full. I stood in line and ordered a "jumbo hotdog with the works" and cheese fries. The hotdog was of average size, and while it had a lot of condiments on it, there was nothing special about it. The small fries were very small... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have pretty simple taste. Most of the time I will choose a quick place over a fussy place. I have been disappointed by many fancy places, but generally I have good experiences with budget friendly establishments. Portillo's is a perfect example. I always get a dog and onion rings. Both are always perfect in their simplicity. I love seeing... More 

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Thank TxTravelPro
Solon, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have had better. I got a hotdog with the works and cheese fries. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special. Reminded me of cafeteria food. I wouldn't go back because there are tastier options out there.. Esp in Chicago.

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Thank juliepoo22
Medina, Ohio
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So I travel to Chicago land regularly on business and NEVER miss a chance to have lunch at a Portillos. Always good, easy, and priced right...if you haven't been, you are missing a Chicago area institution.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13125878910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?