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Portillo's

1500 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-495-9033
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Ranked #2 of 147 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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Do you want honey mustard on your grilled tuna instead of the tartar sauce? No problem. Do you want your double cheeseburger without a bun? No problem. Do you want extra ice in your soft drink? No problem. How about a Poppyseed Fruit Salad with Chicken with no walnuts? No problem. The drive through is an example of how an... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

According to my family who are all Chicago natives, portillo's is an institution. How this was my first visit, I have no idea. I had italian beef of a soft chewy piece of French bread. The "gravy", or juice was savory and soaked into the bread. The hot pepper mix added a much needed touch of texture.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

been to several of the Chicago places to eat and this is my favorite by far. good food, fast and always consistent!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Portillo's is famous for their beef and hot dogs. Many items on their menu are very good. I love getting the Chopped Salad with a garlic bread stick. Tough decision on what to order if you're really hungry.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had an Italian beef and it was very tasty. Portillos knows how to handle busy traffic so you can get in and out fast. Their fries are so much better than Micky Dee's.

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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Portillo's beef sandwiches have been my favorite for years, but they are really skimping on the beef. Try Teddy's Red Hots in Downers Grove or in Darien. Excellent flavor and a and generous sandwich that won't be making you wish you had ordered some fries with it. During my last visit to Portillo's, I had disappointing service. I waited for... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This Portillo's is always good. The service is what you would expect, they wanna get you in and out.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had heard about "the Chicago hot dog" and Portillos. I am in the area for a meeting so I checked it out. The description and excellent reviews are 100% on. The atmosphere was fun and the food great. Between me and my co-worker we tried the Chili dog; the cheeseburger; fries; onion rings and chocolate cake. All were delicious.

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Conroe, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Always go to Portillo's when I'm in the Chicago area and I'm never disappointed. Would be thrilled if they opened a location in the Houston area (hint, hint).

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When I am in the Western suburbs of Chicago, my first stop after checking in at the Westin is Portillo's. Always great food and served up quickly. You can't go wrong with any Portillo's.

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