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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Clarkston, Michigan
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553 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can never come to this area without stopping in Portillo's. It is always great. Service, food. You can not beat it. Best Hot Dog anywhere. Can not wait to go back.

Thank JeffreyTravel
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food for cheap price. It is a fast food restaurant with quality food. You stand in line to order and either call your number or bring it to your table if the wait is long. They have a variety of food on their menu. Good for the whole family.

Thank lrizza
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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86 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So how did Portillo's start? As a hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL in 1963! So despite the fact that I love their Italian beef sandwiches, hamburgers and many of their other dishes, I just have to come back to the original every once in a while. Their hot dogs are beefy, flavorful and best of all, they "snap"... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The big Beef sandwiches are awesome to die for they are so good. Plenty of beef great dip juices. sweet peppers and reasonable prices. I am in there at least once a week they are so good.

Thank Redrosebud2014
Bellevue, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun atmosphere for the family. Service was good. The sandwich I had was Italian beef and cheddar on a croissant. I very much liked the sandwich. I had a bowl of chicken noodle soup which was disappointing compared to the sandwich. It was average. Not good - not bad. A good plus at this place is the large variety... More 

Thank Tracey-Lee4
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

best place to eat on the cheaps. great staff and service fast. strictly order and pick up eat in... or drive thru. always busy.

Thank Ron H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Our family loves this place. Italian beef is excellent, even better with sweet peppers and onions😊 cheese fries and chocolate shakes complete the deal😊 always good, always fresh

Thank Nicole C
Indianapolis, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My favorites are the fish sandwich, Italian sausage sandwich with hot peppers and sweet peppers, and Italian beef with hot peppers and sweet peppers, and the Garbage Salad--all great treats.

Thank Chris F S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a great location with the best italian beef for the suburbs. Try the chocolate cake it is fantastic. Good Value for a large group.

Thank havefuninthesun
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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86 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

My neighbor and I were running some errands on a hot weekday last recently and decided Portillo's was the place to go. So I thought what better than some good old summertime food. My neighbor pordered the Italian sausage and I had to have a hot dog and a hamburger. I actually ended up with a chili dog! Yum! The... More 

Thank Jerrybuch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 18157880900
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?