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Portillo's

#38 of 7,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
13125878910
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was complete chaos not sure what was going on. Workers were short when asked questions and several were arguing behind the counter. It took over 30 minutes for 4 hotdogs. Two were plain and two menu offer. Enjoyed the dog, however, wouldn't wait again.

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Thank kristen i
Orlando
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So. All you've heard and more. Hot dogs were amazing. The buns were so soft. Yum! Not expensive and the atmosphere is really cool. Make sure you go by!

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Thank Z6639GJchristineh
Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So by chance of a little mix up my indecisiveness paid off. I couldn't decide between a hot dog or beef sandwich and by accident we received 1 beef sandwich and I cannot thank them enough for a delightful mix up. Delicious! The other food looked amazing I drooled as chocolate cake and shakes were passing me by. Next visit... More 

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Thank theadley
MS
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Chicago, Portillo's is the place to eat. The salads are delicious! My family went to Chicago for a mini vacation and stayed downtown and took in all the tourist spots. We ended up eating at Portillo's and had to go back again it was so good.

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Thank MsBarbara
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As cliche as it sounds, we wanted to eat an actual Chicago-style hot dog in Chicago. Portillo's is the place to go for that. Super affordable and good food. Ordered the Chicago hot dog with everything, their chili dog, cheese fries and a cake batter milkshake (a heart attack waiting to happen but worth it). Unfortunately our order got lost... More 

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Thank LawGal2011
St. Petersburg, Florida
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like hot dogs, you'll love this place. Portillo's has been around Chicago for a very long time. The reason...it's really good, and in Chicago, hot dogs are almost a staple, and certainly critically a real favorite. Don't miss this one, if hot dogs appears on your personal menu now and then, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank MikePromotes
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Portillo's is always a win-win when it comes to their food. I think they could really work on the way they distribute your order, it can be mass confusion at times. But, not a reason to miss out on a tasty meal. Their drive thru service is always great.

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Thank susan c
Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We're from Chicago but now live in TX. Portillo's is the one place we make a priority to eat at. Even our kids demand we eat there. The lines can be long but that's only obvious for such a great place. Be patient, they do a good job getting you to your food quickly. Order anything. It's all good!

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Thank Geoff R
UWS NYC
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually ordered food at the location in the west suburbs of Chicago. You can order online and it was 90% ready when I got there to p/u. Super nice lady packed it up and knew my name when I got there. The place is charming - very old school diner like. The loaded hotdogs were great and the salads... More 

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Thank reneevero
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I did my research, it seems Al's feel is highly recommended but end it up we decided to give this place a try as it was highly rated by Yelp and looks great inside. There are many great food to try, we target Italian beef for lunch but a little bit disappointed after tasted the what we got -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, American, Fast Food, Soups
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: 13125878910
Description
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?