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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
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 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

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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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?