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“Best hot dogs this side of the Mississippi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2400
630-762-8484
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Ranked #2 of 164 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Best hot dogs this side of the Mississippi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the only place I ever order a hot dog. They're great!! Chopped Salad is also the best. Everyone can get exactly what they want from Italian Food to salads or burgers. Everything is reasonably priced also.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Valdosta, GA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Super Chili n Cheese Hot Dog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I can't say this was "one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant", but it went beyond my expectations. High quality food and top-notch, efficient service at a great price made for a pleasant supper! Thank you!

I had just tried to eat at La Za Za's in Saint Charles first and it was not pleasant. I was seated and waited and waited for the server to arrive (this was a Sunday, 8 p.m., plenty of empty tables). All I can say is that don't believe the server who says, "I'll be right back!" ... She didn't and I won't ... I left without ordering.

Portillo's went beyond expectations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Awesome Sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Loved, loved the Italian sandwiches! We ordered them plain, as we can then determine if the meat filling is good or in need of condiments. Both sandwiches were terrific And cost effective. We plan to return.....

Visited September 2013
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Always the best! Hardest decision is to order something besides the Italian beef every time. If this is your first experience eating an Italian beef asked to have it "dipped".

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
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66 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Always great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Friendly and efficient staff at every counter.

The food is consistently good and fair value for the money.

The environment is every Portillo's restaurant is "Old Chicago" with memorabilia all around.

We'll be back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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