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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
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Ranked #3 of 142 Restaurants in Merrillville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: chicago style hot dogs
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English first
Hobart, Indiana, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went twice in two weeks and used the drive thru First time They gave our food to someone else & we had to wait for them to remake our order On the second trip I got to the window & they asked me what I ordered After I told her They started making my order I know they get busy... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

heard all kinds of things about this place so had to stop. it was okay but I was expecting the beef to be more spicy. Still good, service good and clean.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After growing up in Michiana and moving to North Carolina, I really missed the Chicago Style hot dog. Portillo's did NOT disappoint, one of the best I have had in years! Thank you for letting me relive a little piece of my childhood. Will be back! Came highly recommended by co-workers for the best place to get a Chicago style... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love their hot dogs, beef dipped hot, chili dogs, iced tea, beer, onion rings and cheese fries. I can't make a trip to Chi town area without going to Portillo's at least once.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was in Merrillville on business and stopped here late night to try it upon conversation / recommendations. I ordered take out from the inside counter. It was not crowded, however they were busy as the drive thru line was wrapped around the building. They are efficient for sure as they were processing orders in a timely manner. The food... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

went through drive-thru it was crowded but got me in and out. The Italian beef sandwich was really good

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent. I've had several items on the menu and not one has disappointed me. From their famous Italian beef to the chopped salad. Can't forget about the chocolate cake! Everything is just good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My friends love this place. They use it for catering their holiday parties so I have had it many times. The italian beef is the sandwich they love best with sweet peppers. but I just had it this weekend at another party and it was average. I did not think the meat was any better than anywhere else, so the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place offers burgers, salads, and Italian food as well. They have awesome beef sandwiches and Chicago style hot dogs. They also have a wide selection of other things on the menu including salads. You can also get food catered and they also have ice cream. It is a fun place. It's always busy, but they have it where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you ever get a chance to eat at Portillo's, don't hesitate! EVERYTHING they have there is so good! The Italian Beefs (with extra sweet peppers and gravy) are OUTSTANDING! So are the Maxwell Street Polish! Their hamburgers are fabulous too, they are chargrilled and so awesome. Did I mention the DIVINE Chocolate Cake? Seriously, the food here is great.... More 

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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
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
Cuisine: American

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