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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

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Amazing Italian Beef

Wow - great sandwich! Got the italian beef with the hot peppers and it was delicious. A bit messy and the bun was a bit soggy, but that is what makes this authentic. Naperville/Downers Grove location, great service, fast, and room to sit down during lunchtime.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wow - great sandwich! Got the italian beef with the hot peppers and it was delicious. A bit messy and the bun was a bit soggy, but that is what makes this authentic. Naperville/Downers Grove location, great service, fast, and room to sit down during lunchtime.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The Italian Beef, the Italian Sausage, the Combo and hot dogs are synonymous with Chicago food, and Portillo's does all those very well. Their cole slaw was very good too, and orders are quickly taken and dispatched with plenty of seating.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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173 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had two Chicago dogs for lunch today. There is simply no Chicago dog as good as this, or as reasonable. Great dogs, great service!

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missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing place to take family if you are in the Chicago area. An absolute MUST! The hotdogs are the best and the atmosphere is one of a kind.

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Andover, Minnesota
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I ate here twice on my last trip and thought it was very good. It was quick cheap and tasty. I have had Italian Beefs all over and this is one of the best.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was not at all disappointed with Portillo's and it was well worth the wait for our food. Some things never change and I am so glad Portillo's is one of them.

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chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you're looking for great fast food in an inviting atmosphere, Portillo's is it. They have a nice variety on the menu from fish sandwiches to salads to hot dogs. Put your order in and pick it up--all self-serve. They can get crowded; check out the line for ordering from your car. My daughter has 3 kids- 4,2, and 2... More 

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Downers Grove IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the perfect place to bring out of town company to eat the real deal - great Chicago food. Everyone who comes to Chicago wants what they can't find anywhere else. That is Chicago style hot dogs, fantastic Italian beef sandwiches, combo sandwiches (sausage and beef) and much more. This is guy food for sure but there are smaller... More 

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Davenport
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fun place to eat! Delicious food and very reasonable. Loved the chocolate cake!! Pretty crowded but runs like a well-oiled machine.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just about everyone around here knows about Portillo's but in case you don't it's a great local burger and ribs joint. They have salads and deserts and Italian beef sandwiches also. After recent research (informal), I have determined that I like their hamburgers best of all of the local places that I've visited. Nice and juicy and hot and flavorful.

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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
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?