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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 #28 of 8,413 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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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
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Brooklyn NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

When in Chicago, you have to listen to what everyone recommends. So, how could we miss Chicago's favorite hot dog options in Protillo's. While i can't say that i will be a regular here, we did ended up coming twice here. - the service is just average, if not just a notch below it. This is a quick food restaurant,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Saw the good reviews on this place and decided to give it a try. Warm atmosphere and good eats. I ordered the standard "hot dog" and it offered a different flare to the standard condiments. It had mustard, onions, an emerald green colored relish, a kosher pickle spear, and sport peppers. It was different and was quite good. Prices were... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Don't understand what all the fuss is about. This is a Chicago institution but it has restaurants all around the city. My Chicago guide said people miss it when they move away. Not sure why.

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We love the Chicago hot dogs. These were average. Not bad, not great. For a quick meal that is hot and inexpensive, it's a good stop. Otherwise, an average dog. Service was quick and really friendly. More of a fast food quality, I had expected more.

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Portillo's maintains it's good name and eats in spite of strong expansion and longevity. The quality ingredients and rapid service provide great "belly" food in Chicago. The dogs are great, fully dress on a poppy seed bun can't be beat. The Italian beef is the best. Great fro a quick bite.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ever since Portillo's got bought out, their service has gone downhill. They must have drastically cut the amount of employees working on a shift. Trying to place an order by phone has been screwed up every time and the drive-thru now takes WAY too long. There was a reason why Portillo's made it so big and now some investment firm... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

While in Chicago for a convention had to try some local restaurants we don't have at home. Portillo's didn't disappoint us. My husband and I shared an beef sandwich along with our dogs. The food was great, large dining area with lots of memorabilia on the walls.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Love Portillo's! Everything is delicious and fresh. Italian Beef and Sausage are the best in the business. Seasoned just right and tender, melt in your mouth Beef. Loved the Rigatoni Vodka which I think is better than any fancy Italian restaurant. The Strawberry Shortcake will knock your socks off! Expect a bit of a wait for food if it is... More 

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Thetford, Vermont
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went to the Portillo's on West Ontario Street for lunch one weekday, craving a Chicago-style dog and having never been there before. Their menu is huge and so is the interior of Portillo's. It's a great atmosphere with signed memorabilia all over the walls and plenty of places to sit. Maybe because it was around Christmas time and they... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I like this restaurant. They have an Italian side and then a fast food side. I love the Italian beef with sweet peppers.

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Additional Information about Portillo's Hot Dogs

Address: 100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: (312) 587-8910
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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