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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
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Chicago Hot Dogs and Beefs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Illinois
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There is a reason that this 38 location restaurant chain was sold for 1 billion$. Consistently good food.The Tempe Az location was just as good as the one in Crystal Lake. Will always go back. Just an overall great experience every time.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went with family for lunch during thanksgiving week. Food was good as usual. Italian beef was tender. Hot dog was done the way you like want it. Place was packed but no problem finding seats. We certainly will come back again and again.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great variety from sandwiches to salads to pasta, etc. Onion rings are great. Not the place to go for a quiet get together but great for quick service, food options and affordability.

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crystal lake IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

It is a real treat to eat at Portillo's. If one is in the mood for hot dogs or hamburgers you have come to the right place. In the mood for an Italian meal ? You have also come to the right place. The price is right and your group can find something to please everyone. Service is fast and... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a casual themed restaurant. The prices for what you get are outstanding. They have a lot of menu choices. I love the Chicago Style hot dogs and the Italian Beef. Yummy! They also have a Barnelli's. Barnelli's is slooooooooooow to get food, so if you are with someone that orders Portillo's and you order Barnelli's they will be... More 

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Port Angeles,WA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Celebrated with family as my grandma was celebrating her family! My grandma in her nineties enjoyed the Portillos Hot Dog as she has every year! She eats every part of it and even the fries and none is leftover. I personally love the hot dog and my other family enjoyed the Italian beef. The Italian beef is also amazing as... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

My whole family love this place. The shakes are amazing, so are the hot dogs and salads. My favorite though is a tamale topped with chili and cheese. Heaven!

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?