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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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American, Hot Dogs
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855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
815-788-0900
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: You have other Portillo's locations listed, but not this one.

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Beef and Cheddar

Always excellent! Everything is hot and tasty. My family insists we eat there when they visit from out of town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mary S
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Always excellent! Everything is hot and tasty. My family insists we eat there when they visit from out of town.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the third different Portillo's I've been to in the Chicagoland area. I wanted to take a visiting colleague to a local place with lots of character and good food. Our visit did not disappoint. Portillo's has an amazing variety of food. I had the hamburger this time and it was juicy and the taste was amazing. Highly recommend... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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248 reviews 248 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A must do if you want the full Chicago experience. The wet beef w gardinera or hot dogs w poppy rolls or even basic burgers all rock. Make sure to save room for the chocolate cake.

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Madison, WI
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The place was a bit of a three ring circus when we walked in, there were people everywhere and lines at all of the stations. Fortunately they move pretty quickly. Advice: Take a moment and read the menu's through before you get up to the cash register to order - they want to move people through and you won't have... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything is good here. The beef, the hot dogs, burgers, salads....everything is delicious. They can't work any harder to make the drive thru process efficient. Good stuf...not to be missed.

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Crystal Lake
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fast food at its finest. Wide range of menu items that is sure to have something for everyone. Try their grilled veggie sandwich for a healthier choice (without the fries of course) :-)

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Portillo's is a tradition that I'm glad continues to flourish. I love their hotdogs, beefs and although the tamales and fries have changed over the years they are still satisfying.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are a lot of good places in the Chicago area for real Chicago Hot Dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches. But, some places only have a limited number of options for these sandwiches. Crystal Lake, Illinois is fortunate to have one of the best places - Portillo's. If you are in the Crystal Lake area, go to Portillo's and enjoy... More 

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Chicago
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115 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The drive through line had to have 20 cars in it and I left with food in my car within 10 minutes, amazing. Very good Italian beef and fries. Best kept secret is the chocolate cake.

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Crystal Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to portillos because I hadn't eaten in about 5 hours and require food to live. I ordered some food and exchanged money for it. The food made me live and this is good. I would and will return for this exchange and ingestion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815-788-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Description

You have other Portillo's locations listed, but not this one.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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