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555 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5789
+1 219-769-8300
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10:30 am - 11:00 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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Westfield, Indiana
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Mary M
Gary
1 review
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.

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Thank Glenn A
Michigan City, Indiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Chris C
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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.

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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 2 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.

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Thank Michael W
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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.

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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..

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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 4 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!

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Thank auggieson3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Kirsten V
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to Portillo's by a co-worker a few years back. So, my husband and I tried it out and we love it!!!!! We don't go there as often as we'd like because of it being in Merrillville. We live in Highland and although it is not really far to go, we tend to not go out to Merrillville... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?