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0.6 miles from 360 Chicago Observation Deck
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're ever in Chicago, you must try these hotdogs. They are fire! They were so good I had to get seconds. I will definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Portillo's twice during this trip. First time was for dinner - hot dog for me and a a beef sandwich with beef broth to dip. We really didn't care for either one. The skin on the hot dog was so thick that...it popped when I took a bite. Bleh. However, we went back another night and tried the chocolate cake and the chocolate cake shake. That shake was incredible. The cake was very tasty as well but I would have enjoyed a little more frosting to cake ratio. The dessert definitely redeemed this restaurant to me.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us from a local in order to try an authentic Chicago hot dog. It was a little too much in the topping area for us. We really enjoyed the beef sandwich dipped and gravy. Another local favorite. We went at lunch time...and it was crowded but there was plenty of seating in the 2 story location.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good! Polish sausage-yum! My son gobbled down his cheeseburger in 5 seconds, lol! Slice of chocolate cake for dessert! Delish! Great service! Very happy with our experience, restaurant was clean and I loved the decor!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

This place never disappoints, the always have good food and fast service. Whenever I come home I always find time for lunch or dinner here.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Slow and chaotic service. Waited almost 20 minutes for a hotdog that should have taken a couple of minutes. There seemed to be no shortage of staff preparing the food, but they appeared disorganised and without management. The dog didn’t look at all appetising when...it finally arrived, but actually tasted pretty good. That’s the only reason I’ve rated at more than one star.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 5, 2021

This is the place to go for hot dogs! The restaurant is huge and offers hot dogs, burgers, salads, sandwiches, pasta and shakes! Very cute and charming atmosphere inside and lots of places to sit. Expect long queues but they move quickly and is worth...it! The prices were reasonable so it's great value for money if you're eating out on a budget. I highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2021

I first used to get the Italian Beef Sandwiches when we visited Chicago often. A couple of years ago we bought a winter place in Arizona and we happily discovered that there were two Portillo's shops in Scottsdale and Tempe. YIPPEE!! They are every bit...as good as we remember. Their hot Giardiniera makes it for me! The sweet peppers are nice too. We always get it "Wet Dipped" ITS THE BEST!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2021

This is a mega-hot dog stand, but the dogs and fries are great. Just don't put ketchup on your hot dog. That's frowned upon here in Chicago.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021

Maybe, like us, you want to check off hot dogs or Italian beef off your visit to Chicago. You can do that here, but you can do it lots of other places that may be worth checking out. We went about an hour before closing...and had to wait at least 20 minutes to get our sandwiches. Then, while we (and others) were eating the staff began moving tables and moping the floor. What a pleasant atmosphere. Located in a neighborhood with other establishments so safe to walk to even in the evening. BTW, go ahead and have ketchup on your hot dog. And, after having the required Chicago sandwiches, I wouldn't say Portillo's convinced me they are anything special.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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April 14, 2019|
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Response from alostcurljourney | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It’s a sit yourself restaurant, so tables will always be available.
August 29, 2018|
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Response from dobellydude | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't tell you. Our group went and picked it up. Wonderful salad though!
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September 4, 2017|
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Response from 63Traveller355 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hot dogs for less than $4, a sandwich for less than $5, burgers from $4 to $7 and salads for less than $7. Great atmosphere.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portillo's Hot Dogs

Yes, Portillo's Hot Dogs offers takeout services.

Portillo's Hot Dogs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4