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“great fast food and excellent soups and salads too” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Arlington Heights, IL
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great fast food and excellent soups and salads too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

bests - cobb salad, italian beef, soups, and to die for chocolate cake (we often buy a whole one to bring home to help celebrate special occasions)

Visited January 2012
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Nebraska
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“BEST CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

YUMMY! Loved this place...so many choices as well if you don't want to try their simply the best amazing hot dog! Great sides, great desserts and lots of room inside to dine in....so glad we ate here not once but several times while on vacation!!! Thanks Portillo's for showing us a great Chicago experience!!!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trea4luck
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Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wow! You need to have the Portillo's experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

This place could be an amusement park ride - fast-moving long lines, open flames, uniformed employees entertaining you while you wait for your order - all they need is a hot dog (I mean, log) ride! Hot dogs, burgers and Italian beef sandwiches form the core of the menu. The Italian beef comes with "gravy", which apparently is Chicagoese for au jus. It's a good sandwich, but nothing that deserves the cult status it has developed in Chicago. Save your worship for the chocolate cake shake - it's heavenly!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith032
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Typical American Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

The place has regular Portillo's menu. Typical American fast food menu. Try their coleslow and tuna sandwich. It's awesome. The place is usually overcrowded during afternoon hours because of nearby offices.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IgorZet
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on my feet
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“about as delicious as a massive gut bomb can get”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

their italian beef sammies are fantastic, albeit a complete disaster for your waistline. . .order the combo and have an italian sausage added to the carnage for the complete effect. the giardenaire (sp) and peppers combined with the dip and the melted cheese make for one messy high fat, high calorie lead weight that will land on your colon with as much delicateness as a land mine. fuggeddaboudit. . .

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank world_weary069
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