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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 #26 of 8,293 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
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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Grenoble, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I think the title says it all. But the Portillo's Hot Dogs in Chicago, IL, Isn't only about hot dogs. They have great pasta and a selection of beer and i really loved the decor and atmosphere (and the prices).

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

A couple grilled jumbo dogs "all the way" with good beer on draught. Hard to beat. Italian beef good too, but not sure how it compares to the others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

First time in Chicago. Was told I had to get an Italian Beef sandwich. Tried Portillo's because we were passing by, looking for a place for lunch. Saw there was a crowd in line, so it looked promising. Service was friendly and quick, despite the crowd, and that we had 5 guys in our group. Got to the table and... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

As always great Italian beef sandwich. Also always a great value. Very busy, very clean. Tremendous staff that gets you in & out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This place is the Mecca of Hot Dogs. The hot dogs and fries were so very good we had to make our pilgrimage here twice. The first time was on our first few hours in Chicago and the second was 2 hours before our return flight. We couldn't live with ourselves if we didn't have one more hot dog before... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We couldn't visit Chicago and not try a Chicago style hot dog. We asked at the hotel the best place to go and they suggested Portillo's on Ontario Street. We weren't disappointed. The hot dogs were loaded up with onions, relish, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers and mustard on a steamed poppy seed bun. A little messy to eat, but tasted... More

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

What an operation. We arrived with a group of 30+ people and were efficiently handled and served. Great food! The Chicago Dog with the works and the Italian Beef (Dipped) were fantastic! A great place for lunch!

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This place is great!! The atmosphere is hip and historical with an open layout. There is so much memorabilia posted on the walls signed by famous athletes and actors. I ordered a jumbo hot dog, onion rings, and a chocolate cake shake. The jumbo hot dog came with mustard, relish, chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, a kosher pickle and sport peppers.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Hot beef, Chicago-style, absolutely mind-bending, Portillo's is the Cadillac of the whole City. Take two meals there, just to make sure.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

My first time eating a Chicago dog. I'm hooked. Lots of selections for those who don't like hot dogs too. Nor eat for families.

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