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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
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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Merrillville, Indiana
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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
Crown Point
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
Lafayette, Indiana
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit and still enjoy the restaurant. Nicely decorated, plenty of seating, and a reasonably priced menu. It was a great way to end our day in Merrillville.

Thank RSAllen
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here based on suggestions found on TripAdvisor.com. It was a Friday night and a little busy but the food was great and you received a good portion for the money. I had the Chicken Parm sandwich. It was at least 6-7 inches round and the flavor was amazing. You should definitely go!

Thank Andrea O
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Chicago. When I want beef sandwiches I want a good beef sandwich. I have tried everywhere around Indiana since I've moved here and have not found a good beef sandwich until I found Portillo's. Absolutely wonderful all the food there is wonderful. Went to the Merrillville location. Love the onion rings too.

Thank 311jamieh
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I can't get to Chicago this is the closest stop. Best beef sandwich....hotdogs....can never go wrong at Portillos....

Thank KelliL05

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Restaurant Details

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