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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
+1 630-495-9033
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a crowd-pleasing place, no matter what someone's tastes are. Everything from hot dogs (wow!) to Italian beef (amazing) to salads (very good). A piece of their chocolate cake is too rich for one person -- but perfect for two. Great chili. Best french fries in the Chicago suburbs (order yours "well done" if you like them super crunchy).... More 

Thank Cindy C
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Day after Christmas!!! Best food ever!! Dipped with peppers. The BIG beef is to big but it is the best Italian beef sandwich you will ever have. Fast counter service.

Thank LakewoodFred
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for the chopped salad and very pleased as always. Drive thru was long so we went in and ordered to go. Nice & friendly staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Carry out order. Got to destination to find they forgot to pack two of the three orders of fries. Checked receipt and I paid for them. Called and was given to manager who's response was "what do you want us to do?" My response was 1/2 my party did not get the meal they ordered. I really would like some... More 

Thank Bandmhur
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I visited here twice in December and had the ribs. The ribs are pretty small compared to what you might buy at the store. I'm not even sure I could purchase ribs these small. And yeah, they're a bit overpriced for what you get and the sauce is nothing special. I would stick to their cheeseburgers - those are always... More 

Thank Jesse W
Springfield, Illinois
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Portillo's has the best Chicago style food around. On this visit, my wife and I ate the all-natural beef hot dogs. These hot dogs feature a poppyseed bun, tomato, garlic pickle spear, green relish, mustard, onion, celery salt, and peppers. They have other Chicago favorites like Italian Beef sandwiches. The food is great and I will be back in the... More 

Thank Patrick K
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lively atmosphere. Food offerings uninteresting. Food tasted ok. Really not sure what the high ratings reflect.

Thank Walker B
Toledo, Ohio
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for quick bite to eat. Very fast to place an order but there is a little bit of a wait time to get the food. Don't worry though, there's cold beer to be purchased at the end of the line. The dogs have a great snap to them. I recommend the chili dogs. Fantastic. Can't wait to go... More 

Thank Gradwohl28
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well the drive thru was packed so I decided to go inside, there were 3 lines with 2 very slow people taking orders. The person that took my order ended up entering it 3 times before she got it right, ugh! Once the ordering chaos was over, my food was ready pretty quickly and I was out the door. I... More 

Thank JustDiveIn
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love the food here, but especially the hotdogs and Italian beef. There are two problems with this place; the wait and the loud atmosphere. But totally worth it.

Thank KMKP41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-495-9033
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?