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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy and noisy, but very tasty

The place was a bit of a three ring circus when we walked in, there were people everywhere and lines at all of the stations. Fortunately they move pretty quickly. Advice: Take a moment and read the menu's through before you get up to the cash register to order - they want to move people through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Madison, WI
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Madison, WI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The place was a bit of a three ring circus when we walked in, there were people everywhere and lines at all of the stations. Fortunately they move pretty quickly. Advice: Take a moment and read the menu's through before you get up to the cash register to order - they want to move people through and you won't have... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything is good here. The beef, the hot dogs, burgers, salads....everything is delicious. They can't work any harder to make the drive thru process efficient. Good stuf...not to be missed.

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Crystal Lake
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fast food at its finest. Wide range of menu items that is sure to have something for everyone. Try their grilled veggie sandwich for a healthier choice (without the fries of course) :-)

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Portillo's is a tradition that I'm glad continues to flourish. I love their hotdogs, beefs and although the tamales and fries have changed over the years they are still satisfying.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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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80 helpful votes 80 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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