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Portillo's Hot Dogs

#43 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 587-8910
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 46
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  • 19
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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
Really good food!!!

Loved this place. It was busy and just made you feel like you needed to pay attention to get your food. """"I loved this about the place"""". Food awesome. Everyone must go once or five times lol

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
kris f
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Warren, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. It was busy and just made you feel like you needed to pay attention to get your food. """"I loved this about the place"""". Food awesome. Everyone must go once or five times lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing fancy about it but oh my goodness. Never seen such a variety on a menu but locals had told us to try the Chicago dog, the Italian Beef and shakes - especially the Chocolate Cake shake. We did exactly that - great food, fun experience, watching the crew behind the counter execute it all was a hoot! When they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Well to be perfectly honest I personally dont eat hotdogs! Thats my norm. I did go here with a group and kinda like any busy busy sandwich shop or deli, you are sent through the lines and then await your order. I gave five stars maybe because this place is coolest to the clan i was with loves this food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been in Portillo today for the first time and it is definitely better than so many other fast food places out there! Funny environment, fast service. The hot dog was good, the french fries very good, the chocolate cake delicious. Very nice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great food. Had the everything dogs, shakes and cheeseburgers. The wait was longer than I expected but it was quite busy! It's loud so it was hard to hear the staff call your numbers. Would go back, but maybe when it is not so busy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had to try based on other reviews, got the big beef and a soda...for some reason I didn't get my order #146 until #210 was served...no explanation but I only got it because I complained the food is ok, the beef was good...not great...but the way this place is laid out is atrocious..... first you order, pay, and then have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Oh my gosh this place was awesone. The line was long but it really only took 10mins to the time we stood in line to where u go and get ur order. They person that takes your order stands in line and writes it on a paper bag then u take it to the person who u pay then u... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A friend in Denver from Chicago suggested it. Now we go every time we're in Chicago, which is a few times a year. We'd be regulars. The Italian beef/burger combo is wonderful. And the dessert possibilities were fun. Everyone in your party, little ones included, should be able to find one of their favorites. And reasonable too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure which Portillos location we were in, but it was in the greater Chicago area. There were six of us right at dinnertime on a Sunday evening. It was very busy but we were able to order our food within a couple of minutes, and the food was ready quickly too. The prices were very reasonable I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hot Dog heaven for most people, plus Italian Beef Sandwiches, Polish Kielbasa, and Cold Beer. A Chicago institution but get there early on Cubs, Sox, Bears game days as the place will be mobbed before the games. the Doctor

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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: (312) 587-8910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?