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100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-587-8910
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fishers, Indiana
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Chicago for spring break and everyone said to try the hotdogs at Portillos. First reaction - why am I spending $3+ for a hotdog! Well.... now I know. It was juicy flavorful, bun was fresh toppings to any liking. Defiantly a place to stop each time I'm in Chicago.

Thank Michele P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by here on our way back home and I'm so glad we didn't pass up on it! It was sooooo good! I highly recommend the cake shake so yummy!

Thank TiffanyandTrent
San Jose, California
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358 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hot dogs were great and tasty and the food comes out fast even when it's crowded. The atmosphere and prices Te good overall.

Thank Brix510
Chicago, Illinois
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2,780 reviews
1,568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,778 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have made frequent stops at the Portillo's location at 100 West Ontario Street, at Clark and Ontario, in downtown Chicago because it is close to our downtown condominium. In fact, I didn't know until recently that Portillo's has 38 locations in the Chicago area. That's right, 38. The Chicago-based chain opened in 1963 on North Avenue in west suburban... More 

Thank Taylor B
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hot dogs, period. Ask for a char dog Chicago Style. Wow! Great hot beef, polish and cheeseburgers. The fries are fantastic. The milkshakes are fantastic. People in up for the chocolate cake. This is "Chicago" food at its very best. Lots of families after the soccer game kind of place. Very fast and accurate service. The price is right.... More 

Thank HinsdaleRotarian
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great place to go and the food is always the same. The people who work there are hard working and pleasant.Go there early to get a good table to eat your food ,tables are clean and someone is rushing around cleaning them. We have been to a lot of the from the city to the suburbs and everyone... More 

Thank Cowboygeorge
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So if you're in Chicago, then you have to try a Chicago hot dog. The reality is the hot dog isn't much different from a NY dog, but what they pile on it is. I had a Portillo' classic and it was quite good. The toppings make it a very interesting eat and also being on a poppy seed bun.... More 

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Osage, Iowa
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of two restaurants recommended to me from a local. So I made it a priority to go even thought it was a couple miles from my hotel. I tried the hotdog like suggested and it just wasn't my thing. However the chocolate shakes were delicious. The price was cheap for the area and the atmosphere was good.

Thank Taylor D
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Italian beef sandwiches and the chilli cheese dogs & Maxwell Polishes severs was quick shakes are great

Thank Deepdimples24
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not usually a hot dog eater, but when in Chicago, right? The one with onion, pickle, relish, tomatoes and peppers was delish! There were 3 of us and we each got a hot dog and shared a salad. We washed it down with a blue moon, which was plenty. Totally recommend when on Chicago for a quick lunch.

Thank Lisa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Fast Food, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-587-8910
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?