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Portillo's

555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
219-769-8300
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Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Merrillville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: chicago style hot dogs
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: chicago style hot dogs
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Dyer, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is one of those places that is simply fantastic. As cool inside as it is outside in terms of decor and theme, it is like a step back in time without a tacky retro attempt. Food is amazing and quick too. It is not fast food but it is fast service and I have yet to experience a person... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

They have great food and when I cater lunch at work Portillo's is usually my choice. Great chopped salad, love the beef and cheddar croissant and their chocolate cake is amazing.

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's always crowded. Always loud. Always good. That's Portillo's. This one was in Merrillville. But whether it's Chicago, Buffalo Grove, or Schamburg, or wherever, Portillo's delivers a quality sandwich or meal.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while traveling through the area on the recommendation of a colleague. had the the Italian Beef and Sausage combo. Great meal and reasonably priced. Will be back for more the next time I am in the area. for sure!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Always eat at Portillo's when I'm in Chicago and now there is one an hour closer to home....whoo hoo. Order one of everything, it's all delish.

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Upon leaving Chicago I still wanted Portillo's, so we went to this one on the way home. Just as good as any other location! Great Italian Beef sandwich and great Chicago Dog! Love the ambience too. No complaints (except they don't leave mustard out at the condiment stand, if that counts as a complaint).

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