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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
+1 219-769-8300
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“italian beef” (94 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (38 reviews)
“chicago dog” (22 reviews)
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American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone goes to Portillo's for their famous hot dogs - I'm not a hot dog eater. However many of my friends are, so I'm invited to join them and I'm not a big fan of their Italian Beef sandwiches. It's just an informal fun atmosphere...More

Thank barbarabO4575FM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drive thru to get the chopped salad, extra dressing, good for 2 meals. Rewarding myself with the rather plain looking chocolate cake but rightly popular. Always seem to be busy, testament to the consistency of the good quality of food that can’t be beat at...More

Thank acalingo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicago is known for 🌭 hot dogs, especially Vienna Beef brand. Portillo’s has ‘em and....Italian beef, Italian sausage, combo’s, and other such goodies. Not only does Portillo’s have them, they prepare them to perfection, the best ever

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. The Italian beef sandwiches are great. If you are ever in the area, do yourself a favor and eat here.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came up to visit my cousins and my uncle Dave. Jimmy highly recommend that we come here for the Italian beef sandwiches. He was also pushing the chicago hot dogs. Well the sandwiches were so good that I ordered 8 more to take with...More

Thank PD G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rolled into town and the first two restaurants we tried eating at were closed. Found this gem and boy were we pleased. Ordered an Italian beef and a Chicago dog and both were excellent. Get the spicy peppers and a side of gravy (au jus)...More

Thank scottishbum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food but ordering here is a pain. You have to know which line you want to get the food. If you want pasta and hamburger, you could be in two different lines. I was called from two different areas while still trying...More

Thank Nyree C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicago dog is my favorite, we always stop when we are in the area, 2nd favorite is the chopped salad always made fresh while you watch. Yummo

Thank patti4214
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally come for the jumbo hot dogs, but my family comes for their beef sandwiches. Both are great!

Thank DonnaRae37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Italian Roast Beef is so good I take some home to Indiana and freeze them for special occasions (when I need something fast and easy). What they call gravy is what I call broth - delicious either way. Ask for "gravy" on the side...More

Thank IceGoalieMom
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Chris S
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Ugagawg | Reviewed this property |
They offer several food options including salads, non-meat items, and children’s menu items. Last I checked their on line menu was very comprehensive if you have the opportunity to review online before visiting the... More
Kelli F
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Rodney B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed and there is no outdoor seating at this Portillios's.
Joyce B
October 20, 2016|
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Response from 400orange | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can order ahead and they have a drive through to pick up
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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