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“The BEST Italian beef” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portillo's Hot Dogs

Portillo's Hot Dogs
North Avenue in Villa Park, Not Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, IL
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Ranked #4 of 82 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn
Cuisines: American
Description: just that it's in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Description: just that it's in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
chicago
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61 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“The BEST Italian beef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Foolishly we have sometimes tried other brands of Italian beef sandwiches, only to be reminded that Portillo's is the way to go. Friends who have moved out of the area beg for the beef to be shipped out of state (which Portillo's does btw). It is a must try for meat eaters visiting Chicago or the suburbs. The Portillo's family started the restaurant eons ago in the Chicag suburbs, so it is a local success story. We usually share a big beef, wet (extra gravy), with cheddar cheese added. The hotdogs, tuna, chopeed salad, and burger are also pretty darn good. The french fries are perfection- cripsy on the outside and flaky on the inside. Add the cheese sauce to those to and you will be in heaven.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Moderately priced made from scratch food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

+++ Phone ahead and still you can pick up at the drive through, consistency from place to place. My advise when it comes to rush hours at lunch and dinner, get a "fresh soda" they will draw 20 ahead of time and who wants a dead Coke. If it sat for 2 minutes OK but 5 or more...

Visited January 2013
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bring back Chicago real hotdogs.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

When we lived downtown and Portillo.s opened we did stop to try a dog. We'll, not only Portillo's but the rest of Chicago's hot dog stands are not the likes of what I experienced as a young Chicago hotdog lover. Lousy buns and salty flavorless hot dogs. They are the same in grocery stores. Yet a few butcher shops make super homemade hotdogs with skins.

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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This place is a must for anyone coming to the Chicago area! THey have everything from salads to burgers to hot dogs. the best desserts too, like chocolate Cake. Friendly staff and quick service. the Place was jammed!

Visited December 2012
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chicgo
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“hot dogs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

food is cold at lunch time alot of choices but not all is made fresh! the place has alot to see inside but the food comes cold long wait for cold food!

Visited November 2012
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