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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 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Quick Service and good food! Missed out on getting Gelato it wasn't available at the Schaumburg location.

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Holt, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife has been looking forward to eating here for three weeks before our visit. She LOVES the Italian beef here. I had one of their hot dogs, and though I'm not an adventurous eater, it was pretty good. The chocolate cake is divine.

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Winter Park, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you want a good hot dog you need to go to Portillo's! The place is massive and a little overwhelming. There are different lines for different types of food and you can get anything from hot dogs/hamburgers, to pasta and salads. If you have one of those times where no one can agree on what they want for dinner...go... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We made a special effort to visit Portillo's in the downtown location on a recent visit to Chicago because we had heard of their legendary Italian beef sandwiches. Since we had never been there, we tried to look at the menu a little bit but were rushed through like cattle in a chute by the order taker in front of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was very busy inside, but it didn't take long for our food to be served. My Italian beef sandwich with hot peppers was excellent. We also had a chili cheese dog and grilled veggiie sandwich...both were very good. An order of cheese fries and 3 chocolate malts filled out our orders. This was probably the best meal for the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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134 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Portillo's has always been known for the quality of their food and service. I've eaten there (multiple locations) for 25 years. But, I have to say that, at least the downtown Chicago location, is going down hill fast. They have gotten my order wrong in almost every trip in the last few months and, although the quality of their food... More

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tangerine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

the Chicago dog was really tasty, the Italian beef on a croissant and the tamale was soft tasty and filled with flavor.. and our desert was strawberry short cake. it was creamy lots of strawberry and don't think this place should be over looked .. well worth the trip

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Portillo's is like an indoor market of prepared food that was decorated by a Chicago native that used to work at Cracker Barrel. There is plenty of great Chicago sports memorabilia on the walls and there is stuff hanging all over the place. There are plenty of food choices as well, but the hot dogs are what Portillo's is known... More

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iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great food-from hot dogs to ribs. The chocolate cake with ice cream is delicious.. reasonably priced...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Thought I was never going to get in but several political candidates were there and it made for a lot of people who were people watching. Good hot dogs, pretty quick service. Difficult to park around there so you have to be on foot. It is the place to be for hot dogs.

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