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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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  • 108
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    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
how many good things can you say...

Portillo's is the thing we crave when we even think of taking a trip back home to Chicago. Hubby loves the beef sandwich. I love the dog's and chicken sandwiches. yummy salads ... something for everyone. Their service model is excellent too....lines move Very swiftly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
LISA B
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DENVER nc
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DENVER nc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Portillo's is the thing we crave when we even think of taking a trip back home to Chicago. Hubby loves the beef sandwich. I love the dog's and chicken sandwiches. yummy salads ... something for everyone. Their service model is excellent too....lines move Very swiftly.

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Portage, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You must try the Italian combo!! A chargrilled Italian link with Italian beef and peppers on it..this is soooo good!

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Toano, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Heard this place was a great classic Chicago chain. First time costumer tried the Italian Beef with mozzarella and spicy jardinería. Delicious...it was just what my belly ordered!

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Wheeling
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The sandwich was good but the cake was what I really liked the most. The prices were a little high and there were a lot of people in line so I figured I must try it! I think the hotdogs were good but I would not rush back

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Schiller Park, Illinois, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When ever someone from out of town asks me were to eat I tell them Portillo's The food is Great whether its a Beef sandwich, Sausage, Hot dog, or Hamburger any one is just as taste e! It is a true Chicago Original Restaurant. It has many locations Great service and interesting decor. It is a regular favorite stop for... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here while in the Chicago area to get our fix of Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches. Outstanding! For those that understand what Chicago style sandwiches are all about, you will be happy with Portillo's. For those that haven't experienced it, try it, you'll like it.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The first Portillo's opened a mile from my home back in the early 1960's and has grown into a Chicago institution. Whenever, I return to home I make a point of having a meal at one of their locations. The best Italian Beef sandwiches I've ever had and the hot dogs, Italian Sausage and burgers are also tops! Given the... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There is so much to love at Portillo's. From the hot dogs, the Italian Beef (I like mine with sweet peppers and my wife likes it on the croissant) but what has surprised some is just how good their burgers are. There is a Burger King next door and I don't know how they stay in business since there may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great dogs and many other offerings make Portillo's a sure winner for a quick lunch or dinner. Modest pricing and simple food in a casual atmosphere combine for a very Chicagoan experience. Portillo's is a local chain built by a local guy with a rich history in the area.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

OK, I know. I'm in the minority, but I've never understood why people are gaga over this place...it's just fast food and usually they can't get the order right. I've tried the beef & cheddar croissant(overly greasy), the brat(ok, but nothing to brag about), salads(don't bother tryiing to get it without something...obviously that's just too difficult to understand) and the... More 

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Additional Information about Portillo's

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

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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?