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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

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  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 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
Portillo's

I really like that place...food are fresh not frozen :-) Hamburger is tasty. Salad bar looks good too. Beef is very good too :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
eckyhome
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I really like that place...food are fresh not frozen :-) Hamburger is tasty. Salad bar looks good too. Beef is very good too :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It,s a great family place to eat. Checkered table cloths, old cars, and antiques . Menu was priced perfectly for the great food. Hot dogs of all kinds, and my beef samdwich was piled high with good tasting beef.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Portillo's is so tasty for what it is - a burger joint - a fantastic one! The chocolate cake shake is to die for. They have great burgers, awesome French fries, excellent Italian beef, and fantastic hot dogs. Among my favorite burger joints on the planet!

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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been coming to Portillos for years and the food has always been excellent from the Polish to the beef sandwich to the excellent char cheeseburger and crinkle fries. I heard the restaurant was under new ownership and I've been back several times since and I am proud to say if anything the food is just as good as always... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since we moved away from the Chicago area, every single visit home must include a visit to Portillos. I love the Chicago style ( plus ketchup, yes, I'm one of THOSE) hot dogs, and my hubby has the Italian beef. Then there's the amazing, world famous chocolate cake that people buy for special events of all kinds.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My only regret is that I wasn't hungry when we took our family. So I just had a strawberry-banana smoothie. While it wasn't a chocolate cake shake (the shake machine was out of order!), it was one of the best smoothies I've had. The Italian Beef is the star, my brother-in-law said the cheeseburger was very tasty. The aforementioned chocolate... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nothing fancy but the food is good and inexpensive. Only gripe was that they did not sell wine. They sold beer but no wine. Hot dogs, fries were as I remembered. Wife had Chicken Soup and pecan salad with Chicken. Very good!

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Garfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visiting from nj, everyone said you have to go to portillos. Always a little hesitant to try chain restaurants when traveling, have to say this place was pretty good. We had the Italian beef sandwich, chicago style hot dog, chili dog, onion rings and fries. Every thing was excellent. A little crowded but it was Friday night. Overall we would... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We heard lots about this place and tried it out one evening during our visit. We were amazed at the noise and crowd, but thought we would be having an authentic Chicagoland experience. The food was frankly average. Nothing special. The salad was lettuce and store-bought dressing. The hot dogs were just okay. Next time, we try pizza - elsewhere.

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DENVER nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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