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Portillo's Hot Dogs

100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
(312) 587-8910
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Ranked #23 of 8,194 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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st louis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This place is always crowded, but they are well equipped to get your order placed and your food ready. I ordered a chili dog with onions, and it was delicious.

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Portillo's is awesome for a quick bite and lots of history. Tons of Chicago sports memorabilia hangs from the walls and ceilings. the Chicago hot dog tastes great and is cheap. The Italian beef dip is super juicy and moist; make sure you take lots of napkins. If you choose hot peppers over sweet, make note that they're actually really... More

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east london
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Went here as wanted to try a Chicago hot dog. In a different style building. Hot dogs were good with different toppings to say a New York hot dog. Not expensive.

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London, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

No kidding this is the best place to eat the best dogs in the world. Try the Chicago style dog you wouldn't regret it ever. The fries is another story especially with the dipping. Melted cheese. If u ever come to chicago you must try Portillo's hot dogs.

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Chico, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Want to try some essential Chicago food. This would be a good choice, although I have nothing to compare it with. Inexpensive, quaint atmosphere and tasty offerings.

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TN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very good hot dogs and everything thing we tried on their menu was pretty tasty, however the main thing you want here is the Chocolate Cake Shake. It's the best shake I've ever had and it has huge chunks of their amazing chocolate shake mixed in. Overall a good place to eat and you will be fully and happy when... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

you could eat here for weeks and not get bored, ribs and italian beef are superb, hot dogs, burgers, salads, pasta and hot fudge sundays, my mouth is watering thinking about standing looking at whats on offer trying to decide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Portillo's has the best Italian Beef sandwich ever! I live in Chicago and will stop in to get one from time to time! I also love their chopped salad and their chocolate cake is delicious! If you want to place your order like a true Chicagoan here is what you say....1 beef dry (no juice), or 1 beef dipped (with... More

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Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited Portillo's for our first Chicago style hot dog. The place is funky with a cafeteria fast food style vibe. Started in the 1960's Portillo's has become a chain restaurant with many locations. The menu is vast with items from burgers, chicken, italian beef, pasta etc. They also have a small bar with wine & beer. We got the... More

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Amsterdam
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30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Of course you go, it is one of those Chicago traditions, and I am sure this is one of the nicer places as all the guides say. The interior is a bit disney-ish, and the service is simple fast food style. But for a quick meal, and cheap, just fine. Having said that, the Chicago dog with peppers, and gherkins... More

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