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“Crowded for lunch..Not sure why?”
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
Ranked #1 of 124 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I stopped at this place while on a business trip...it was jumpin at noon almost packed. It is really two restaurants under one roof, one is a hot dog place, the other is an Italian theme. I asked a guy in front of me what was good, he recommended a salad which I ordered..it was fine, but not great. I saw lots of families getting pasta dishes for the kids.
The next night I went in late after a long business day. I went to the hot dog side and had a good beef sandwich, and could not resist a hot dog because the dogs are what built this business..the beef and hot dog were great... Service was fine for the food, but i had to wait at least 7 minutes standing at the counter for a beer while the guy behind the bar doing paper work called in the intercom for another guy to come pour me a beer. When the guy showed up he said "wow you come near we close" in broken english..It was 45 minutes from closing..give me a break. A little tip guys, don't make people stand there for 7 minutes in an empty restaurant at 9:30 at night..just pour the beer and smile! The prices were very good you can eat well for $10 or less. Kids will like the cool decor.
Bottom line..good cheap eats..but not great.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Portillo's has been in Vernon Hills for years, and there is a reason why: the food is consistently good! From big beef to hot dogs to croissant burgers to chicken, fries and onion rings -- Portillo's has it all. The atmosphere is very nice -- a Prohibition era theme with many period artifacts hung on the walls (such as license plates, posters, etc).

If you are not in the mood for burgers or hot dogs, Barnelli's is at the same location (same room), and you can order pizza, ribs, salads, and sandwiches.

As far as fast food-type restaurants go in Vernon Hills, Portillo's is the best.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

My wife and I had dinner here. She ordered a hot dog with a side of onion rings. I ordered a Polish Dog. Both were very good. Portillo’s is one of the better fast food chains in this area. The food is always consistent and the prices are reasonable.

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