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Portillo's

1500 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-495-9033
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Ranked #2 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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CAIRO
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Ok sandwiches... Try the meat balls and the Chicago style hot dogs. They open until late and always busy.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It is soooooooo good! I had the Italian beef sandwich with green peppers, one of my daughters had the chicken sandwich, and my other daughter had a cheeseburger. Not a complaint from any of us. I will definitly be going back there again.

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Toronto
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16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First time in Chicago and I'm glad we came here. We wanted to try local Chicago food so we tried 2 hotdog places: Portillo's and Gene's & Jude's. The hotdog at Portillo's was better than at Gene's & Jude's. The restaurant and decor is much nicer at Portillo's and there are actually tables where you can sit here!! There is... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

On our first trip to Chicago my husband and I had a few hours to kill before our hotel room was ready. A bit jet weary, tired and hungry we had made up our minds we needed to try a "Chicago Dog" as our first meal. I had researched online and came across Portillos. We snagged a booth and then... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Portillo's is a Chicagoland classic. Everything I've had there is wonderful. The drive through is very efficient. The italian sausage/beef combination comes recommended. The chocolate cake and cake shake are to die for.

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Marianna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my first visit to Portillo's and I must say it was a great experience. The place was packed and yet the line to the ordering counter went very quickly. They are a well oiled machine in terms of efficiency. I had the Italian sausage sandwich, and it was one of the best I ever had. I will definitely... More

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BOCA RATON
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Every chance we get when we visit Chicago we eat at Portillos. The beef sandwiches are delicious and the the Chicago hot dogs are the best. You have to remember that you don't go there for the ambience- just great Chicago style grub!

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did a drive through one night. I moved from Chicago a couple of years ago and miss those Chicago dogs & polish. I forgot how they have the kids outside helping move the drive through along. Makes it a little more fun doing the drive through thing. Dog and polish satisfied the longing for those Chicago classics. And then... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There is nothing on the menu at Portillo's that you cannot like. Every item on the menu is delicious. We went to Portillo's twice while we were in Naperville. Once in Naperville and the other time in Downers Grove. The atmosphere is great, food is over the top, friendly service, helpful service. Great place to eat...I wish there were Portillo's... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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165 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was driving by and stopped in. The place was packed so I chose the super crowded drive through. It was worth the wait. Great great hotdogs. Great fries. Perfect fast food.

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