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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: Lunch, Dinner
Description: You have other Portillo's locations listed, but not this one.

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 29
    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 fast food

This is the best fast food without the feel of fast food. We have been coming here since they opened and love that we have the choice of hot dogs/burgers/polish or Italian and salads. Most times, we split up between the 2 lines. Love the atmosphere and everything to look at. Note that they will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Woodstock, Illinois
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Woodstock, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the best fast food without the feel of fast food. We have been coming here since they opened and love that we have the choice of hot dogs/burgers/polish or Italian and salads. Most times, we split up between the 2 lines. Love the atmosphere and everything to look at. Note that they will give you free refills if... More 

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Crystal Lake
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you love double dogs, chocolate cake, french fries, beef sandwiches, etc. this is the place for you! We routinely eat here or get take out from here. Eating in house is always a busy and fun experience. Getting take out can be an adventure in patience. Be sure to give a clear order. Then be sure and check it.... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have tried almost everything on their menu and have never been disappointed. In addition, I use their catering, Italian Roast Beef, Salads, Chocolate cake, pasta, etc. is wonderful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a local eating place for me. Easy to find, can be seen from Highway 14. Great variety of food. Always busy but never a problem finding a table. People are coming and going all the time. My favorites are the hamburgers, salads and the best chocolate cake ever. Make sure you try the chocolate cake! They have hamburgers,... More 

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Alto, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like a place that is busy, loud and has plenty of things on the wall to look at and read, this is the place to do. My husband couldn't say enough good things about their hot dogs. They need to get a good selection of beers - that was the only negative - one choice and wasn't even... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Also try their combination sausage and beef! Service is fast even on Friday nights going through the drive thru. This place just gets it right every time. New owners have added soup and some other items. The new Clam Chowder soup is great! Also this Portillo's also has a Barnelli's for pasta and salads.

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband plans our visits every year to include Portillos! The roast beef sandwiches are Very Good! French bread is perfect. Crisp and flaky on outside and soft inside.

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Dayton, Ohio
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have been to the Portillo's in Chicago and we were delighted to see this one close to our hotel. It was the obvious choice for dinner. We weren't disappointed as the dining area was just as interesting with scenes along the upper level of gangster era Chicago. The food was just as good, too. My husband likes the char-grilled... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Whenever I'm back in town the first thing I do is head for a Portillo's. The service is lightening fast and the food always hot. The hot dogs are my favorite. I think it's the relish that makes them stand out. A great Chicago Dog. Italian beef is another of my favorites. Although I've had better beef (Mr. Beef on... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Potillo's is our go to restaurant when we need a good quick meal. We've eaten everything from a simple hot dog to some of the Barnelli's pasta. The food and service is always consistent with very little wait time. The only issue we've had a few times is not receiving bread and or butter a few times.

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