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#54 of 7,498 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3710
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I experienced Chicago's famous hot dog at this place: the pickle in the jumbo on dog wont disappoint you, the combination of the ingredients will be part of your food experience while visiting the city. The place itself is a show, loud, crazy and fun.

Thank AmisTravelJournal
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Classic Chicago eatery. Hamburgers, dogs, ribs and Italian beef sandwiches. Hamburgers are flame broiled and very tasty. The Midwest's answer to In N Out. Many Portillos also have a side location in them called Barnelli's which have a wide variety of excellent pasta dishes and salads. Oh...and desert.The Chocolate cake is to die for. It's death by Chocolate. Something for... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about Portillos from a local and is simply the best place for an exception roast beef sandwich and obviously it has to be dunked in the ju. It's not fine food, it's delicate food but it is simply wonderful and fabulous - so dive into the slightly chaotic ordering system but go with it its really worth the... More 

Thank Mike L
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to try the most famous hot dog in town, and it was really good! We felt a little intimidated when we entered the place, its huge and it was packed. We didnt know were or what to order. When we did figure it out, we decided to try the famous hot dog and we decided to try the... More 

Thank nlir
Liberty, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up in Chicago suburbs and can't get Portillo's where I am now. I was SO deliriously happy to have a beef after so long. I love you guys - PLEASE move to South Carolina!!!

Thank tak146
Speedway, Indiana
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our way to a Cubs game we actually waited for Portillo's to open so we could eat here! We drove from Indy to Chicago with two tings in mind: to eat at Portillo's and go to the Cubs game. Portillo's has a great reputation and they live up to it. The restaurant décor is fun and Chicago. The staff... More 

Thank Larry L
Haynesville, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portillo's offer every dish you could want from hamburgers to the best salads ever. They will customize any dish you order to your liking. It shares a family atmosphere!

Thank Alma M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good luck if you're visiting this place for the first time. The queuing system makes no sense and don't expect to get any help from the staff. It's been a while since I've seen that level of disengagement amongst a group of workers. The walls are full of tat - fine if you like that sort of thing - and... More 

Thank helen261
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there and the line was almost out of the door, no menu visible to see what to order until you get right to the front. Service was poor, they split the line in 2 for the person at the till in my line to shut up just as I got to the front. The only person who seemed... More 

Thank Hazzinho10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome hot dogs! Really cool experience! Long waits but worth it! We were there for 3 days and managed to visit twice rather than try different places.

Thank Janessa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Fast Food, Soups
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13125878910
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?