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Portillo's

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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
12197698300
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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: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sloppy when wet

I love stopping by here on my way to and from Chicago. It's just a minute off of I 65 and it's a nice change from the typical traveling fast food. I recommend getting the big beef with everything which include sweet and hot peppers. The hot peppers aren't that hot for those who were squeamish. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lakerderek67
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love stopping by here on my way to and from Chicago. It's just a minute off of I 65 and it's a nice change from the typical traveling fast food. I recommend getting the big beef with everything which include sweet and hot peppers. The hot peppers aren't that hot for those who were squeamish. You can order your... More 

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Thank lakerderek67
Butler County, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's their Italian Beef sandwich or any of their hot dogs, Portillo's is a must "go to" whenever we're in the Windy City or northern Indiana. Whether with extra 'gravy'/juice or on the drier side, the Italian beef is a true, delicious taste of the city. Hot dogs? What more can be said but try them all! And you... More 

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Thank suncatcher363
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portillo's have the best Italian Beef and sausage, i've had several items from there menu and they have all been good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a very good place to dine in and drive through. They have the best hot dogs and polish sausages. But it is not the place to go in a hurry because it has a lot of people in the drive through. The food is always fresh though.

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Thank kiersten s
Indianapolis
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice rustic pizza looking place. If you enjoy good beef sandwiches then this is the place for you. They also have other food options, but the beef is their thing. Although the drive thru is not the best. I have had to wait longer at the drive thru. But if you like beef sandwiches then the wait is... More 

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Thank Tere N
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a wonderful place to meet and grab some great food. i always stop when in the area. Be sure and try the italian beeg and their chili is wonderful as well!

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Thank Debi M
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When ever we have the chance to eat italian beef we do. Portillo's does not disappoint. Fast friendly service. Carried out the beef, gravy and peppers for new years eve. Perfect every time. Open late, alway great.

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Thank shermansj
Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Been here many times (dine in and carry out) Always good food!! Always fast/good service!! The beef dipped is my go to meal with an order of onion rings although all other food that I have tried has been top notch. Expect it to be busy but they do a great job with the food flow inside and at the... More 

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Thank grizdad10
Merrillville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My family always gets the Italian beef with cheese, dipped and I love the breaded chicken sandwich. The food always fresh.

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Thank lawperry
Hobart, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Portillo's is my "to go" place every time I have a late evening at the salon. The drive-thru area is run very efficiently. They take your order, then your money, then the food comes and you are off to enjoy it. Staff outside are efficient and courteous and always repeat your order so nothing goes wrong. I always get the... More 

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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: 12197698300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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