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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
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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
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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153 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Chicago
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Portillo's is my go-to place for Chicago hot dogs, all beef, with fresh tomato, pickle spear, etc. - you customize the toppings. I love their french fries - they're the crinkly kind and always done perfectly - not over done or under done. Really good tamales, too! Their salads are fresh and very tasty, and a nice variety - chopped,... More

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South Elgin, IL USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have the best Italian beef. Great burgers and Chicago hot dogs. Great chopped salad and great old fashioned shakes! Ohhhh and the chocolate cake is awesome.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Everyone has their own tastes, but for me, this is the only place to get a true Chicago Style Hot dog (and make it a jumbo). Service is really fast, and the orders are always right. Combine that with the atmosphere of all of the stores.

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