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“OMG - So Good”

Portillo's Hot Dogs
Ranked #1 of 173 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Portillo's have many locations around Chicago and suburbs and all of them have drive-thru lines. Why? Because OMG - they are so good. From the char-broiled burgers w soft buns, to the Chicago style hot dogs (mustard yes! but please hold the ketchup!!), It. beef sandwiches (dipped with sweet peppers), to chix, salads (great variety), ribs and even veggie sandwiches - all are good. Never have had a bad meal here. And please don't forget the chocolate cake! Just plain yum!! Now this isn't a fancy restaurant, just quick food but its the very best.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is the first time I have been to a Portillo's and it was an experience. Very busy, lots going on but the staff was excellent, friendly, and helpful. One staff member even said I was handsome which made me feel good. The dogs are first rate, if you in the Chicagoland area it's worth the trip!

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

One thing I like about Portillos is the fact that whatever location of theirs you are at the food and service is top notch. A little pricy but always good. I have been a t the Downers Grove location during their lunch rush and the always move people through quickly. One of my favorite sandwiches is their Beef & Cheddar Croissant with sweet peppers. A good meal every time. Crinkle cut fries and onion rings are also very good.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

My husband simply can not go to the Chicago area without stopping at Portillos. You may see a huge line and think its not worth it oh....it is and the line will move quickly.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Long lines is the norm either inside or thru the drive thru. Outside they have a pretty good system however do not expect the line to move quickly; more than once I have been asked to park my car and wait even longer and I have not ever been able to figure out why because I do not order anything that is not a regular menu item or that requires special handling. Most of the time the runners of the food just drop and run and never say thank you. Hope they don't get too big for their britches and forget what has made them successful

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