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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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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Made to order

Everything on the menu is good, always made fresh to order. The shakes and smoothies are delicious! Visiting here is a must when you are in the Chicagoland area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Latrice M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Everything on the menu is good, always made fresh to order. The shakes and smoothies are delicious! Visiting here is a must when you are in the Chicagoland area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not your typical fast food. More of a local, old-school feel...reminded me of a FuddRuckers inside. Loved the Italian Beef with peppers and vanilla malt. Good Chicago meat and fries option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great Italian Beef sandwich...get the hot and sweet peppers. VERY LONG drive thru line... Must have been 15-18 cars. Great attendants helped a newbie with my order, made some recommendations and got me through. And fast. Less than three minutes and I was on my way. I will be back next time I'm through the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a find. No secret to the locals, but a whole new experience to this New Englander. That hot Italian beef was off the hook. We went for an early dinner and, despite the moderate crowd, the food came out super fast. And for this price (about $6 for the italian beef sandwich and $2 for a beer), I was... More 

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Chicagoland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've never had a bad meal at any Portillo's restaurant. I think they invented fast food. Emphasis on fast. They have this thing down to a science. Drive through is fast, even when the line is VERY long. Inside, amazingly clean. Always someone busing tables and keeping the garbage bins under control. Good basic burgers, excellent hot dogs (try the... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love this place! I think it has a great atmosphere and friend fast service. I normally get an italian combo but decided to try the ribs. They are so tender they fall off the bone!!!!

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Springfield, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you want to try "authentic" Chicago red hots, this would be the place. Busy, busy, but a tribute to it's taste and popularity. Service was quick and efficient. I came as a tourist and was satisfied. Actually, we returned a second time because we could.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Best beef sandwiches hands down! I should know I have been married to an Italian for over 33 years. Great hotdogs and there French fries are the best of any fast food restaurant. Another superior menu item is the chocolate cake.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very good Italian beef Sandwiches as well as Combos ( with Italian Sausage), good seating area, nice surroundings,, enough variety of food for whole family,

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love Portillo's food! There is nothing I have ever eaten there that was not fresh and delicious. However, Portillo's is a very busy place. I placed a phone order today and was unsure where to pick it up. When I found the counter, it took a while before I was given my food. Granted, lunchtime is busy, which is... More 

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