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

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
The Best

Portillo's is the best for this type of restaurant. The atmosphere, the food, everything about it is great. The décor fits it perfectly and I love the fact that they also hire people who are less fortunate to help them with their self worth.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Thomas B
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Merrillville, United States
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Merrillville, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Portillo's is the best for this type of restaurant. The atmosphere, the food, everything about it is great. The décor fits it perfectly and I love the fact that they also hire people who are less fortunate to help them with their self worth.

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Hebron,IN
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This has to be the best restaurant in the area for beef sandwiches. The beef is so tender, and my favorite way to have it is to have it dipped in gravy. I have to eat it with a knife and fork! They are also famous for their Chocolate Cake. I have heard that the Chopped Salad is very good... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fast-casual restaurant with something for everybody -- salads, soup, sandwiches and more. The Italian before was juicy, messy and yummy. Order it dry if you need to stay tidy.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is about half way to our son's house. We have been going to Portillo's several years in the Chicago area and its almost always busy. The best part of this restaurant is there is two different restaurants in this Portillo's. The other restaurant has pastas and salads.I usually order from the Portillo's side.I usually get the Italian beef not... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is great way to go out and enjoy yourself with your friends or family. It is very "colorful" would be the best way to describe it. All children will love to go. I myself have been going for almost my whole life. Great chocolate cake and hot dogs.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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188 reviews 188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love the sausage dogs and the hot dogs. May sound like simple food, but Portillos does it better! They have a good variety of food, but it seems most people get the dogs or the Italian beef. Definitely get the French fries. Don't be scared away by the line, it moves fast.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great place for a fast sandwich. Chicago style hot dogs and roast beef sandwiches are tops. family style atmosphere but always busy. location is directly across from Radisson Hotel.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved this place! Walk in, place your order, sit and wait. It's that simple! The atmosphere is interesting, fun, and dark. The food was amazing! The loaded hot dog was very good. But, the french fries...outstanding! The steak and cheese sandwich was awesome too. The prices...CHEAP! Great experience.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visit Portillo's on I-65 in Merrillville, IN or any of their Chicago locations to try their hotdogs or sandwiches, but don't leave without getting a chocolate cake shake. They mix what must be an entire slice of their awesome chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream to make this amazing shake. I stopped by there tonight for a piece of the... More 

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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

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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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?