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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
+1 219-769-8300
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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Crown Point, Indiana
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a cool place! Friendly and helpful staff, quick counter service, unique ordering style (they write it on a paper bag at the counter). There is great jazz music playing, and a very spacious dining area with cute red and white checkered tablecloths. The food selection is vast, ranging from everything deep fried to buildable salads. I loved (and... More 

Thank B R
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Portillo's never disappoints, is always amazing and makes you want to come back tomorrow. Great food, nice staff, and a fun atmosphere. Can't say enough good things about their Chicago Dogs or Roast Beef Sandwiches. While I can't prove it scientifically, I am pretty sure I am a better person after eating here.

Thank Todd L
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit very much. Ms. Price was a lady who truly enjoys her job. She walked us thru how to order, what was good to eat and bagged us condiments, utensils, napkins etc... Will be back next time we are passing thru Merriville. THANK YOU MS. PRICE. Took it carry out but next time will eat in.

Thank Donald V
Crown Point, Indiana
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best beef sandwiches in town and no matter how long the drive thru line is, they will get you through it quickly, because they have that process down to a science.

Thank Jacqueline G
Kansas City, Missouri
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Portillos and went 30 minutes out of my way on this trip, to eat here. Best burger, best fries, best chocolate or strawberry milkshake that you will ever have. The dogs are great too-my wife always goes for the dogs.

Thank aaron m
United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent burgers and sausage sandwiches. Portillo's is right off the highway, so you can get in and out fast. The salad bar and bake potatoes or ok as well

Thank Juan I
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love there chicken grilled chicken sandwich and fries. Always fresh! Excellent service and the customer service is one of the best

Thank Sean R
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been in any PORTILLIO'S for over a year because the orders were mostly screwed up. Portillio's have added a new style cash register at the very top of the register there is a read out of what your order is. This is great I am back to being a very steady client of the once again great... More 

Thank Wally L
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very accommodating!!! For Malts you can ask for extra Malt, extra strawberry. You can also swap out the Italian sausage for a polish sausage if you want your combo sandwich a little spicier. All at no cost. The chopped salad was surprisingly good and a very healthy balance when you order a shake or malt. Italian Strawberry desert was amazing.... More 

Thank Delightful7445
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Environment was a little different and so was ordering. We ordered the 1/2 rack ribs. So good and we'll worth the wait.

Thank Jessica D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-769-8300
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?