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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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1500 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
16304959033
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers,...
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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  • 140
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 9
    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
A Chicago Legend

Best Chicago Food around. Take your pick: Hot Dogs, Italian Beef (with sweet peppers!), Italian Sausage (ditto), Maxwell Street Polish, Char-grilled Burgers. And, the most efficient drive-thru system you'll ever encounter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
59WhiteSox
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Woodridge, IL
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Woodridge, IL
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Chicago Food around. Take your pick: Hot Dogs, Italian Beef (with sweet peppers!), Italian Sausage (ditto), Maxwell Street Polish, Char-grilled Burgers. And, the most efficient drive-thru system you'll ever encounter.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food very good. Fair prices. Been there many times. Never been disappointed. Had the double cheeseburger. Realllly good

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Thank Mike S
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good bet to taste what a good Italian beef or sausage sandwich tastes like. The hot dogs and salads are delicious, too. We've eaten here many, many times over the years and we're never disappointed.

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Thank 258denisem
Hayward, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No one does burgers or Italian beef sandwiches better than Portillos. Many former Chicagoans list Portillos as one of the restaurants they miss the most. Ingredients are fresh, cooked to perfection and they have efficiency down to a science.

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Thank Sandi M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Had to stop by and try the famous Portillo's in Chicago. My kids thought it was just a hot dog. The beef sandwich I had was excellent.

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Thank Cynsu1
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I love everything at Portillo's. Italian beef, burgers, fries, salads... SHAKES! Love it! many locations and all are good. You order then sit and you are called up to grab your food. Atmosphere is good and family/kid friendly.

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Thank tar419
Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

If you like hot dogs, try the jumbo chili dog with cheese and onion and a order of cheese fries, yummo! For dessert I always get the chocolate cake, however, I think the slices should be bigger for the $3.00 price tag.

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Thank katina M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Place is cool .very big for a hotdog joint.and it's cafeteria style. So it feels cheap until you get the bill .you will spend 20 bucks for 2 dogs fries soda.and no re- fills. Unless they are starting now.

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I had some family stop over from out of town and on a whim decided on Portillos. I didn't call ahead and went right to the catering desk placed an order for a chopped salad, 2.5lbs of beef and peppers. 5 minutes later I walked out of there with lunch for 15 and came home like a hero to my... More 

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Thank Tony R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. Clean, friendly staff, Very efficient and food is very good. Had the Italian Beef Sandwich and it was delicious. This is one of the places to go to while in the Chicago area.

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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: 16304959033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?