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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited twice during the week we were there. We could tell it was a local favorite cause it was always packed. I can say that we tried it. I think the Italian steak sandwich and the strawberry shortcake were the best things we had. The hotdogs were meh. And the ribs- boiled then quickly grilled with some sauce on... More 

Thank Created2Travel
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always take guests here and encourage them to try the Chicago food--Italian beef ("wet"), Chicago dogs (sweet peppers) and the combos! One of our group tried the tuna sandwich which I thought was going to be a dud but I was wrong. Turns out that while she expected chopped tuna it was actually tuna steak. She was delilghted with... More 

Thank Deborah O
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I chose Portillos for the outstanding food and value. We ordered the Italian Beef and a tray of Mostaccioli. The food was easy to heat and serve and tasted excellent as expected. I would definitely order take out catering again.

Thank rcwid
Waynesville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up with Portillo's near me and was not at all amazed when his franchise took off. I ALWAYS looked forward to having at least one meal at Portillo's while in Chicago. In my opinion the food preparation and staff seem to have slide in terms of the quality. Not sure what the reason, but I have been to... More 

Thank dcurran52203
Bloomington, Illinois
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious as always, especially the chocolate cake. The staff were friendly and warm. My only issue is that the men's room smelled on par with a park bathroom.

Thank dustyzz75
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost has the feel of an old fashioned diner. Great variety of Chicago dogs . If you've never been, get the classic dog on a poppy seed roll. It's an experience. Italian beef is another one of their specialties. Almost like a French dip, only better with a little thicker au jus. Huge variety of shakes, fries, onion rings and... More 

Thank Bill H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is hot, fresh, and quick! Their drive through is even fast and efficient. ALL their food is delicious. Not only is this the best food around. But it's also pretty cheap!

Thank Saysayok
St. Louis
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try the chocolate cake shake. I probably wouldn't have if my cousin hadn't insisted but it was amazing. Like drinking cake batter. The rest of our food was decent, not the most amazing hot dog I've ever had which is what I was hoping for. Staff was friendly. They forgot our fries but quickly rectified it when... More 

Thank doodlegirl_stl
Leesburg, Virginia
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've eaten at a Portillo's and I'll keep coming back! We arrived on a Saturday around lunchtime, and they already had a long line, but it moved quickly. You order your food from one line, and pick it up at the counter. Now, I will say that our order got pushed aside, and we ended... More 

Thank Shannon J
Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food.service can be slow indoors but drive thru is very fast.good hot, service again is slow, counter service.

Thank Rosemarie R

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 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: 1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 16304959033
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?