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Portillo's

555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
219-769-8300
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English first
Griffith, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had never been there when I agreed to meet friends for lunch. Had no idea I was stepping into a free-for-all where you stand in line for food and are crushed into tables. Food was unremarkable and I won't be back.

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Saint Paris
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very unusual food here! All the locals said we had to come, so we did. The food is very unique - I had the shaved beef "dry" but wish I had ordered some of their gravy on the side - it really was a bit too "dry" but that's how I ordered it so it was my fault! The "gravy"... More

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Merrillville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I haven't been there in awhile, but it was alright for the choice at the time. But I did notice and enjoyed the many varieties of salads that was offered. I had a difficult time decision on which one to order.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this place.....they have a million delicious salad options. They are fast and almost everything they serve is great. The beef is signature, but hotdogs and polish rock too. Strawberry shake is my fav dessert treat, but the other options are equally yummy. Cute atmosphere, very nostalgic. Go there at least once or twice a month.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are looking for a real Italian beef, look no further. Portillo's really delivers. You can get it dry, with juice or dipped. I like it dipped. Pretty much anything you get here is delicious. My husband loves their BBQ ribs. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What an interesting place. The motif is country and circus-like. Wonderful place to entertain the kids of all ages. The food is great. Had a Chicago hot dog with everything and loved it. Eclair cake for dessert was very tasty and would get again and again and again. Also bought some chocolate cake to take home. Prices were very reasonable... More

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Dyer, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There Italian beef is a MUST try! But the onion rings ate a DEFINITE have to!!!They are hands down my FAVORITE of ANY restaurant so far! The chop salad is also very very good. I like the small bite sized pasta noodles. It is also a huge salad. Enough for lunch the next day! My husband can't get passed the... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love Portillo's - two jumbos, fries. Always good - curb service in the drive thru line makes it a shorter wait. They did fill my cup with ice - although I asked for 'no ice' Will return on the next trip thru

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Portillo's has a very fun atmosphere! We arrived about 1pm and they were still very busy. They took our order quickly. Food came fairly quickly. They have an amazing assembly line and you get to watch all the orders Cooke and put together. Burgers were good. Italian beef and polish dogs were fantastic! Great place to eat. We will be... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It has a great atmosphere, with a fun, back-in-time feel. We tried several different items, including a bacon burger, Italian beef and polish dog. All were very tasty and fairly reasonably priced. It felt a little loud and rushed at lunch time but overall, we were glad we went.

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Additional Information about Portillo's

Address: 555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
Phone Number: 219-769-8300
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
Cuisine: American

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