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Portillo's Hot Dogs

855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
815-788-0900
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Ranked #5 of 117 restaurants in Crystal Lake
Cuisines: American
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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the better sandwich shops in Chicagoland area. If you like your burgers greasy, you have food your heaven. If not, the Italian beef sandwich and Chicago Dogs are excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a beef and a hot dog- food was great service was very friendly! Always a great place to stop by when I'm in town! Italian wedding soup was really good too but needed some orzo or small noodles!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you are looking for a Lenten special at Portillo's without the heavy fat of the pretzel bun or the Croissant, your better bring your wallet. For the short time of Lent, Dick Portillo's Menu is offering a single scoop of tuna fish salad in a small plastic bowl for the absurd amount $4.69! This is a slap in the... More

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Crystal Lake
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Portillos is horrible lately, used to like it a lot now it is way overpriced, the food is bad and they never get anything right in the drive thru

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

best hot dogs ever..great summer time eats for me..looking forward to many trips for the great food this summer..quick in and out ,no waiting for food, lots of choises

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

These 2 restaurants have separate menus but share seating. Portillo's Beefs and Hot Dogs are wonderful. Barnelli's fare is mostly pasta some sandwiches but generally the food is bland. They both do a great business it is always crowded during prime lunch and dinner hours usually you can find seating quickly. I always pick up 5 lbs of beef for... More

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Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

I feel they are always consistent and fresh . My only gripe is that no matter what time of the day it is, it's a zoo inside. Really loud and chaotic . I prefer to drive through and eat at home. But if you have a bunch of screaming kids and want a laid back atmosphere it's perfect. Wish the... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I was looking for a local Chicago restaurant while working in Crystal Lake. I was interested that out of 133 restaurants listed, a "Hot Dog Shop" could be ranked #1. So with a co-worker in toe after work we were off to Portill'o Hot Dogs. My first surprise was when I open the door. The Crystal Lake location has a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Probably the best hot dog in Crystal Lake and Ive always a good meal here. Good prices, ingredients and service.

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Round Lake Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

What can you say - It's Portillo's so of course it's good. I have been to this location twice and just like all the other locations it was the same good standards maintained as the other locations. Only downside was the construction going on right here but can't blame them for that.

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