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“Huge menu, never disappoints!”

Portillo's Hot Dogs
Ranked #1 of 166 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Chicago
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Huge menu, never disappoints!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Portillo's is my go-to place for Chicago hot dogs, all beef, with fresh tomato, pickle spear, etc. - you customize the toppings. I love their french fries - they're the crinkly kind and always done perfectly - not over done or under done. Really good tamales, too! Their salads are fresh and very tasty, and a nice variety - chopped, chicken pecan, apple walnut, etc. - and quite large.

Friends ordered the beef and burgers - they have a variety of gooey combinations of meat & cheese that looked wonderful. They serve beer (& wine?), and I would be remiss not to mention the chocolate cake.... The drive-thru is very efficient and the prices are reasonable. High chairs are available for little ones, and a lot of seating - booths and tables. It's not fine dining, but it never disappoints!

  • Visited April 2014
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South Elgin, IL USA
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5 reviews
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“Best Italian beef in chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have the best Italian beef. Great burgers and Chicago hot dogs. Great chopped salad and great old fashioned shakes! Ohhhh and the chocolate cake is awesome.

  • Visited May 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“IF YOU WANT A CHICAGO STYLE HOTDOG”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Everyone has their own tastes, but for me, this is the only place to get a true Chicago Style Hot dog (and make it a jumbo). Service is really fast, and the orders are always right. Combine that with the atmosphere of all of the stores.

  • Visited April 2014
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Darien, IL
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Consistently Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a great hot dog, Italian Beef, Chicken sandwhich , salad and others...you can count on Portillo's to deliver the best every time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Italian beef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Portillos has the best ItLian beef sandwiches around. You won't find anything like it anywhere else in the US. They also have a great hotdog and burgers and ribs and salad. It is a must when in the Chicago area.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank DianeHHI
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