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Portillo's

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Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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: Dinner, Lunch
Description: chicago style hot dogs

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home town staple

If your from the City of Big Shoulders, you know this is one of the staples of Midwest eating. Consistent everytime I'm here. Excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Avery I
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Carmel, Indiana, USA
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Long a staple in Merrillville, this is a must stop for my husband as we make our way to Chicago from Indianapolis. Because I am allowed to write only 1 review each 30 days, I will cover 2 visits in this one review. The Italian Beef is what my husband ALWAYS gets. He loves it, the meat is always tender... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If your from the City of Big Shoulders, you know this is one of the staples of Midwest eating. Consistent everytime I'm here. Excellent

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Fort Wayne, In
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I first got turned on to Portillo's 4 1/2 years ago when in Chicagoland to clear customs for household goods. My brother went with me and treated me to Portillo's. Portillo's in Summit was only a few miles from our motel. With a large food selection, it's hard to choose. However, one favorite of our family is the Italian Beef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Portillo's is great casual dinning. The food is delicious and kid friendly -- with something for Mom and Dad to enjoy as well.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Portillo's has an extensive menu but usually order their hot dogs with everything on it. Very fast service. Everything is good.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A great place for a great hot dog. My only issue with this place is it has been 3 weeks since they have had any chard broiled chicken other than that great service.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visiting this chain location in Merrillville, Indiana was everything I hoped it would be since there was no time to go to Chicago. Filled with lots of families with children and larger groups it was every bit as noisy and fun as the Chicago landmark. We all ordered the ribs which were outstanding, "fall off the bone amazing". I can't... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The best beef sandwiches ever! Haven't had any real Italian Beef since we left home in 1991, this place is totally fantastic.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great stop for good sandwiches. I had a burger ( best I have had in sometime) and everyone else had the Italian beef and sausage sandwich. We were all very happy with our food. This is an order at the bar type place and it is family orientated. Fun place and quick. We always have to stop to enjoy at... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice burger and sandwich place. We had a hot dog and beef sandwich. Both were very good. Nothing extraordinary, just good burger joint food. The place was packed with people so evidently this a place the locals frequent.

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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: Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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: Italian, American, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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?