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Portillo's Hot Dogs

855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
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Ranked #6 of 121 Restaurants in Crystal Lake
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Crystal Lake
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 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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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Portillo's Hot Dogs

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

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