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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
219-769-8300
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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: Late Night
Description: chicago style hot dogs

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently excellent

Portillo's is known across the Chicago area with multiple locations and all are so well run. Great burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, roast beef sandwiches and in Merrillville, you can add pasta and ribs. It's not gourmet food but it is great tasting food at a fair price. Very casual, eclectic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
willie35
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Dyer, Indiana
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  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dyer, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Portillo's is known across the Chicago area with multiple locations and all are so well run. Great burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, roast beef sandwiches and in Merrillville, you can add pasta and ribs. It's not gourmet food but it is great tasting food at a fair price. Very casual, eclectic decorations and a fun place for kids. I highly... More 

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Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is sooo busy and yet still makes decent hot dog and chili dogs and roast beef. Well run machine! No seats available when first got there but opened up quickly with staff that cleans up quick.

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Chicago
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can't beat Portillos for burgers and beef sandwiches. Plus you get a chance to buy a larger size if you want. This is a very popular chain here in Chicago.

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Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always enjoy Portillo's. Unlike another reviewer, I've never had trouble with the drive-thru. I recommend this place!

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

they have the best jumbo hot dog by far. They are known for their roast beef, which is very good, but I'm a hot dog girl, and am willing to drive to get one.

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St. Louis
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Made our usual stop at Portillo's on our way to Chicago. Everything Is good and lots of variety....We always stop here while in the area.

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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
417 reviews 417 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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
Senior Contributor
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

chicago style 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?