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Portillo's

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Italian, American, Hot Dogs
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1500 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-495-9033
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best beef in town

Best Italian beef in town. My favorite place for hot dogs. Fast service and a great place for family or friends

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Chesteen S
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best Italian beef in town. My favorite place for hot dogs. Fast service and a great place for family or friends

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beef, Hotdogs and Maxwell polish are as good as you can get. This is the place to bring all of your out of town friends and they will always want to come back for more.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Portillos started as a hot dog shack back in the 60's or 70's. Now they have restaurants all over (mainly Chicago areas and spreading nationwide fast!) They are best known for their fantastic Italian beef sandwiches. The fries are fresh and crispy on the outside and soft and tasty on the inside. If you still have enough room for dessert,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a nice day out and I got off of work this particular evening I was working out in Naperville. I am pretty ready for dinner and I need the cheese fries so a quick decision to make it out to Portillos and off I went. I went inside and there was a long line!! So in patience I... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great Portillo's location. This place is the be all end all for totally bad for you(and some good) Chicago food. Hotdogs with all the trimmings, greasy burgers, Italian beef sandwiches.......ohhhhh the beefs. Also try a tamale if you have never had one(not like a traditional tamale more a squishy Chicago alternative which are great also!) This place gets my money... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As a former Chicago area resident, I can't visit without a trip to Portillo's. The food is Chicago ! And, I have never seen a busy drive-thru handled better. Thanks for a great experience.

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Cicero
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came from Florida for a visit to Chicago and It would not be a complete trip without a beef sandwich and a tomale from Portillos

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Charlotte,NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've eaten here many times and all I can say is wow! I always get the Italian Beef/Sausage combo. Get it with the hot peppers for a little zing! The cheeseburger is char broiled and delicious. My wife thinks the chopped salad my be the best she has ever had. I get to Chicago every three months and ALWAYS do... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everything served at Portillo's is excellent but they have the vest Hot Dog's in town. I recommend joining the crowd that eats there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a late evening meal, following a business meeting. About a dozen of us. Cannot beat the selection of classic Chicago offerings. I had Italian sausage on a bun... soft as you can get, even though it was at the end of the day,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-495-9033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Hot Dogs
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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