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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
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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Hobart, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicago style restaurant feel. Excellent Italian beef sandwiches. Would consider it more casual dining than fast food even though they have a drive through.

Thank Jodi T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I always stop at Portillos either on our way to Chicago, our way home, or sometimes both. Absolutely loved the Italian beef with the sausage dipped. Messy but wonderful!

Thank Rob K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

EXCELLENT FOOD! This place has it down to a science. You thought McD's was good, this place is on it. Fantastic food and fantastic prices. All quality. We had a business group of 8 people and no one complained about a thing. Nothing. Even the guy that paid the bill. Nothing. Great people, great food. You have to try the... More 

Thank ddabh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had two dogs and a Beef n Cheddar Crosiant... and sent picks to my kids... they will wish they were here!

Thank Rob F
Merrillville, Indiana
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the taste for Italian Beef sandwich, well to my knowledge, stopping by this location would be a little challenging to place an order of food. The orders was taken in the drive thru lanes and was unorganized and all up, leaving the customers sitting and waiting for their correct orders that was placed. After finally receiving my order of... More 

Thank Donald B
Hobart, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I eat here often. We both get the beef sandwiches, I get the regular and he orders the big beef. You can add cheese, peppers and even have it dipped in au jus. The cheese fries are good & the salads are huge.

Thank April C
Avon, Indiana
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For starters if you have never been to a Portillos before I wouldn't recommend this being the first one to visit. Just seemed a little off compared to the Chicago area stores, The Italian Beef barley had any meat in it compared to other locations. Service was also on the slow side considering the place was 90% empty on a... More 

Thank jdtinder
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure there is a better place to go for hot dogs and Italian beef, My personal favorite is the combo with beef and sausage. Their Polish sausage Maxwell style is full of all the works and a treat upon itself. There is usually a line when you order which moves pretty fast but the bottleneck is getting your... More 

Thank normtapper
Branson, Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding sandwiches with some of the finest meats and fresh buns. Fun environment with quick and easy service. Lunch gets very busy but worth the wait.

Thank edwardt52
Palm Bay, Florida
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833 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their hot dogs are very good, even though they no longer carry the Vienna brand. The marinara sauce is very good too.

Thank Ronald G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: 12197698300
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?