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Portillo's Hot Dogs

855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
815-788-0900
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Ranked #4 of 118 Restaurants in Crystal Lake
Cuisines: American
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Port Angeles,WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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