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Portillo's

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Italian, Hot Dogs
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3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2400
630-762-8484
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10:30 am - 10:30 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, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Italian beef

There is no better Italian Beef anywhere... Their chopped salad is a great complement. You can purchase the beef by the pound and serve for parties. You also have to try their chocolate cake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
cubbies2015
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is no better Italian Beef anywhere... Their chopped salad is a great complement. You can purchase the beef by the pound and serve for parties. You also have to try their chocolate cake.

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Tampa, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always our first second and third stop. Hot dogs, salads, veggie sandwich are amazing. Never even tried dessert because the food is so abundant. Every year I come on business and go straight to this location.

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Wayne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You should be. This is one of the most fantastic restaurants there is. Ribs, Italian Beef and almost anything else you ever want AND all of it is sooo delicious

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Lebanon, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wife and I went for our first time while we were at convention. Italian beef with onion rings were to die for. Save room for a strawberry shortcake. Don't be put off by any long lines, they get you in and fed very fast. You have to try this place.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place for Chicago style hot dogs as well as some other items. So good! Great atmosphere even at high noon rush!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is no comparison to Portillo's Italian Beef Sandwich smothered in their special Giardiniera, although my grandkids prefer Portillo's hot dogs which are also first rate.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Anyone who has heard of Portillo's knows that they have the best beef! This location is just as happening as they all are with the great food and fast service that all Portillo's stores are known for.

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Fort Lupton, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of my favorite places! Italian beef sandwiches are a staple and I never go a visit without getting one. This time we also tried the ribs. They were very good. Fast, friendly service and always great food.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My rating for the Portillo's in Crystal Lake would always be excellent so I was surprised my dinner experience while I stayed at Pheasant Run wasn't great. First they were slow unfriendly and I had to repeat my order, maybe the girl was new. Our beef sandwiches were only luke-warm and tasted blah compared to usual. Also we ordered bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There have been a lot of reviews about Portillo's raving about the hot dogs, beef sandwiches and the fries. There is no question that these delicacies are some of the best in the Chicagoland area. However, I would like to suggest an alternative on your next visit. Try the tuna sandwich. It is a grilled tuna steak served on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630-762-8484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Hot Dogs
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?