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3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2424
+1 630-762-8484
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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though it is no longer owned by Jo Portillo, this place still has the best Italian beefs on the planet! As well as, my favorite crave, the Portillo's cheeseburger and of course no Portillos is complete without the fantastic Chicago Hot Dog! Simply the best!

Thank Michelle P
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Do these folks have their drive-through down to a science! We were in a hurry to quickly grab a quick lunch "to go." We already like the food, so we decided to try their drive-through. As soon as we pulled in to the drive-through line, we saw the string of cars and thought it would take longer than we... More 

Thank rakherm
Weirton, West Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Always fresh food and adjusts menu to accommodate dietary restrictions. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. The chocolate cake is BEST we ever had!

Thank Lvelt5
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Delicious burger that rivals the Whopper ... and excellent sausage and fries. Drinks are usually $2.50 or $5.00 per couple with NO re-fills...vs..Buona Beef with free drinks for seniors over 55 yrs.and un-limited refills. Poor value!

Thank Pat S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the Merrillville location when returning home from vacation to visiting family and an empty fridge. As mentioned in the title there is something for everyone here and I have never heard any complaints about the food or service. A definite must visit if you are visiting the area

Thank Jerry O
Exira, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting St Charles, we wanted to dine somewhere unique so found Portillos and gave it a try! I don't know of many Hot Dog restaurants but this visit was great! First off the decor is fun and interesting! It's kind of a funky nostalgic design! Now, the menu had a good variety of sandwiches, sides, salads, drinks, shakes and... More 

Thank Kathleen B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Best beef in Chicago , I ordered the Italian beef and it is amazing if you never tried it you should! The Goat

Thank Joseph B
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We especially like the croissants with beef and sweet peppers. Really good. The pecan salads are also good, but get extra dressing on the side. The hot dogs are also flavorable, and inexpensive. You can get a cold beer if you choose at their bar. We have also purchased beef sandwiches through their take out for parties. Just excellent.

Thank FJF335
Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a quick, quality meal everyone knows you can always go to Portillos. Great tasting food, super friendly staff, for a reasonable price. For a true taste of Chicago stop at Portillos

Thank Krayz19
Greenwood, South Carolina
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was at the Pheasant Run Resort for six days and I ate here five of those days. Had my first Chicago Dog and fell in love. The onion rings are great as well. Lots of autographed pictures of celebrities around so it must be a "must go to" place when you're in the area.

Thank Bobby M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-762-8484
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?