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Portillo's Hot Dogs

#40 of 7,789 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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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 18
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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
A must stop place for tourists!

The atmosphere is fun, especially after several nights of fine dining, this served its purpose. Chicago dogs and chicago steak sandwich. Salads, desserts, beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Tony H
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is fun, especially after several nights of fine dining, this served its purpose. Chicago dogs and chicago steak sandwich. Salads, desserts, beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great food. Fair prices. Best beef sandwiches in Chicago. The chocolate cake as a dessert is to die for.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food is really good. I have had both their Chicago style hotdogs and Hamburger's. But I have to tell you that the one thing that makes this place a have to visit in Chicago are their Cakeshakes. It is a whole piece of cake buried in a chocolate shake. Really you get a straw and a spoon. If you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The $2.75 hot dog with everything was one of the best things I had to eat in all of Chicago. If you aren't into tiny, over-herbed, over-priced designer food, this is the place for you. It is loud and chaotic, but you finally have food that is delicious and edible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a regular here. I love the place. They have everything from burgers, hotdogs , beef sandwiches, pasta , salad. Nice place to come to if you have a few or many. Food is fresh,fast and good. Must stop.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our daughter lives across the street from this location on Ontario Street and we were told by the locals that ownership has changed and it's a mad house of people not knowing what to do. It's as loud of a place as it comes without a band. It's a huge building - 2 stories. It was also the only place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in Chicago. The burgers are great and the chocolate cake shakes keep me coming back. The atmosphere is great and the kitchen staff could be compared to a well-oiled machine. I love Portillo's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Most Chicagoans know of Portillo's great diverse menu items. From grilled burgers, hot dogs, etc., to pastas and desserts. Service is quick and entertaining at times. All of their locations are usually busy everyday. To the goodie, that says a lot. Just a little pricer than the nationally popular fast food joints, wink, wink, bit well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We walked here after a late night ghost tour and it positively hit the spot. Great Chicago dogs with all the toppings, great beef sandwiches. Big beers. Jovial, casual crowd (lots of people watching!) It's an order at the counter joint with different areas for choosing dogs, ribs, pasta, frozen custard, etc. Only drawback is that bathrooms were upstairs. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I just love this restaurant. The pace of service is very timely, the food is super awesome with great energy in the atmosphere and as you look around you see customers ready and happy to tackle their favorite entree from this family friendly restaurant. My personal favorite is their well known Italian beefs which is the best ive had hands... More 

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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: Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Hamburgers

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?