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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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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this is a staple here in IL. The food is always great and they are famous for the Italian Beef sandwich. We usually get the Beef and Cheese Croissant and the Breaded Chicken Croissant . In the past visits I have also gotten the chopped salad, hot dogs, pasta which is also excellent. If you are not completely full... More 

Thank Dana L
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love traveling to the Chicago area for several reasons and one of them is Italian Beef. This was my first time to Portillo and I was not disappointed! Beef with mozzarella and hot peppers. The beef was lean, juicy, tender with the perfect amount of au jus! Everything looked great and I wish I had room for a Chicago... More 

Thank Richard N
Crystal Lake, IL
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portillo's is like no other. Whether you dine in, carry out, or drive thru, the way they process the orders and treat their customers is outstanding!! They are very efficient in the whole process, from ordering to delivery to the customer. They have become very good at it. The food is also outstanding. All of this is what keeps customers... More 

Thank TimmyPeter1955
Red Bluff, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool decorative themes in dining rooms. From hot dogs to Italian sausage or beef and hamburgers. Pasta, ribs and salads available too. Good stand food. Descent pricing. Fast and good service even at the drive thru. A must stop at while in the Chicago area. Also southern California, Pheonix and Orlando.

Thank Greg K
Abilene, Texas, Usa
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Locals recommended this place to us for their Italian beef and Chicago hotdogs. I tried the Italian beef and it was excellent. The prices are reasonable and there is a wide variety of food, including Italian pastas and desserts. The strawberry shortcake is delicious. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank SuperTxMom
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How do they do it? Fairly priced and awesome food. The best time to visit is inbetween the lunch/dinner crunch. The Italian beef as well as the rich chocolate cake is to die for!

Thank William M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's see. Beef - good. Hot dogs - good. Fish sandwich - good. Chili Cheese dogs - good. Fries - good. Shakes - good. Let's be honest, it's all good. It's so good that my daughter sometimes drives 4 hours to eat here.

Thank kidnarsky
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken chopped salad is the best! Gets very busy, but the lines move fast. I have never ordered anything that I didn't like from here :)

Thank jess9667
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When calling ahead for takeout they don't answer the phone or they put you on hold to make you go away. And when you come in to pickup, they are often disorganized they mostly ignore you, even when the food is ready and waiting at the counter. So I have cut back a lot. The 2 minute task turns into... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?