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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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Hours:
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
The Best Italian beef and hot dogs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Joepg629
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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McHenry, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I used Portillos to cater my son's graduation party. We ordered beef, salad and mosticcoli and Eclair cake. We had so many compliments on the food. The beef needs to be warmed up at your house, but was delicious. The marinara sauce is very tasty and my husband loved the eclair cake.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

They have excellent food, but I experienced numerous errors in the drive thru. They are also not responsive for those errors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to most of the Potillio's in IL and both in AZ. Always have the same great quality of food.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I go to Portillos for lunch as well as for late night drive through dinners. I am amazed at how fast and efficient the counter and drive through staff are. Even when the line snakes around the service road for the drive through, there are enough staff outside in all kinds of weather, to take your order,money, and to bring... More 

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Huntley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What can I say, this location is one of the bigger footprint restaurants and is always busy with customers ( both dine in and drive through). This location has the traditional Portillo's menu ( Hot Dogs, Italian Beef, Burgers, Fries, Sausage), along with the Barnelli's side, with Italian entrees. Portillo's Burgers are always top notch, as are their krinkle fries,... More 

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Wauconda
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We love everything we have tried at Portillos! The cheeseburgers are the best! I love the Chicken Poppyseed with fruit salad!

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A return to my favorite hot dog chain, jumbo chili dog with onion ring. Don't forget the choc. cake, it's the best. Very crowded at meal time , noisy too- but it a dog/burger/ pizza/ribs/etc as you would expect. Ask for a side of pickles if you want.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Loved the Italian beef with gravy. Great fries. Only wish salads were available without having to stand in two lines. Good chicken soup and shakes. Fun.

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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, Hot Dogs

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?