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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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Crete, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Following our phenomenal concert experience, having not eaten prior to the concert, and it getting late, we were in need of some quick eats. We scored big at this Portillo's. I had the Maxwell Street Polish slathered with onions and plenty of sport peppers that was juicy delicious. My wife had the Italian Beef and Sausage Combination, which she described... More 

Thank Clinton W
Westfield, Indiana
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to stop here on our way back from Chicago. He loved the italian beef and cheese fries. The cheese reminded me of what you would get at a ballpark. The hamburgers are charbroiled, so if you like Burger King, you will like them, if not, you won't. My son and I don't. The onlon rings are dry... More 

Thank Mary M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some of the tastiest cheeseburgers and fries there and wonderful strawberry banana smoothies to wash them down. It was a one stop food fest and very satisfying for the family....very casual and spacious.

Thank Glenn A
Michigan City, Indiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been disappointed, Italian beef dipped with hot peppers is my favorite. I also enjoy the cheese fries and hot dogs.

Thank Chris C
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Italian beef was to die for! Serious, the best beef sandwich of any kind I have ever had. Crinkle cut fries and a draft beer to top it off.

Thank Scott P
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portillo always has great food. The place is always crazy in there. But they seem to move everything along at a pretty good rate. Everything I ever got here was great. The staff seem very friendly as well.

Thank Michael W
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian beef sandwich! Great place to have a meal with family. Great location, awesome staff. Very busy place, but efficient in moving people through.

Thank Gregory M
Winona, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always the best. It's a Chicago Tradition that I wish could follow me on my journey across the country! Yummmm..

Thank 347whatservice
Elburn, Illinois
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're from the Chicagoland or Tampa area, you already know- if not from those areas, you're in for a treat. Pass up the fast food places and pick up a Chicago dog(no ketchup), burgers, beef, salads to die for chocolate cake and yes, chocolate cake shapes. You will be a fan for life!

Thank auggieson3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Never heard of this place. Stopped for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely recommend!

Thank Kirsten V

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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?