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Portillo's Hot Dogs

#38 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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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Today
11:45 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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Portillo's Hot Dogs

Portillo's is a must for chili Dogs. Great food and great service. A place to dine with the family. Fast service and friendly staff. You cannot visit Chicago and surrounding areas without eating at Portillo's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Cleveland M
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Ballwin, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Portillo's is a must for chili Dogs. Great food and great service. A place to dine with the family. Fast service and friendly staff. You cannot visit Chicago and surrounding areas without eating at Portillo's.

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

As a tourist, I was told to try Portillo's if I wanted to experience real Chicago food. What an experience...so much happening in this restaurant, I was almost overwhelmed. The atmosphere and energy was so bold and positive. Once I figured out how and where to order, I picked the peasant pasta. The staff was super friendly and helpful and... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Couldn't wait to get back to Chicago for this great treat. There's no duplicating anything they serve, anywhere. We each had our favorite plus a tamale. Never disappointed. So glad they are opening in CA and AZ. A bit easier for us to get to. Well trained happy staff. Been going here since I was in my teens, a long... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was crowded here, which is understandable given the hype. Everyone recommended this place for their italian beef and chicago style dogs. I didn't have the dogs, but after trying the italian beef, I will tell you that I recommend you go for the hot dogs! Definitely worth a visit for the environment though...kinda sums up Chicago if you ask... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered hot dogs, polish sausage dogs, chili cheese dog and a burger. All were very good and reasonably priced. A very busy, popular destination to eat. Not a fancy restaurant but a well-designed fast food layout.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I asked an uber driver, another local, and a doorman at the Fairmont where to get the best Chicago dogs. They all told me to go to Portillo's. They were NOT wrong! GREAT hot dogs! Went to the one in north Chicago (downtown) on W Ontatio. Fun atmosphere.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A friend said we must visit Portillo's and have their Italian beef, and it was delicious! Also. tried their jumbo hot dog, which was just average. Service was quick, place had adequate seating. It was incredibly noisy in there since the place was filled with school groups. If you want to eat there with less noise, choose a table outside.

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very crowded with a lot going on. Glad we tried the Chicago Style hot dogs and should have gotten two.

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was determined to have a Chicago style hotdog so I walked down the street from my hotel and stepped into Portillo's. The lineup was short but long enough for me to scan the menu board and change my mind. Italian beef it was going to be. Amazing. So glad I went. Tried to go back for lunch on my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch on our last day in Chicago and I was less then impressed. The restaurant is decorated very cool and the food is ok but the organization is terrible! When we walked in we had no idea what to do because there were so any different areas for what looked like ordering but no signs directing... More 

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?