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Portillo's

555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
219-769-8300
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Ranked #2 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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Crown Point, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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DeMotte, IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A local institution Portillos is know for roast beef sandwiches and hot dogs. One of our favorite fast/casual restaurants we end up here at least once every week or two. One day my wife wanted to try a salad and orders a "chopped". From that day on we were hooked. It is a collection of lettuces, pasta, onions, bacon, and... More

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Carmel, Indiana, USA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A long time favorite in Merrillville, it is always a MUST stop for my husband as we make our way to AND from Chicago. He LOVES the beef & even gets one to bring home. He reports that the beef is always tender, the juice perfect & the combo of peppers along with everything else can't be beat. I'll have... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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402 reviews 402 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Can't say enough about their hot dogs - really good tasting. Tried their 3 cheese ravioli which was tasty. Their salads are also very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In an attempt to eat healthier, I reluctantly ordered a salad instead of my beloved Jumbo Hot Dog with everything (NO KETCHUP). Had the chopped salad and.....it was great. Much better value that the salad's offered at other restaurants and much better tasting. It filled me up, which was good, otherwise I would have washed it down with a Jumbo... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Portillo's has great food - hot dogs, sausage, roast beef sandwiches (you decide what degree of hotness you want for your peppers) & a side pasta restaurant to order from if someone in your party prefers pasta. You walk in and place your order at the counter. Plenty of seating for larger groups and cozy tables of 4. Reallly good... More

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