Portillo's restaurants are the Chicago area's biggest "hot dog stand". I like the Cheeseburgers, Italian Beef (I get mine without peppers), and occasionally the Lasagna or Ravioli. My wife likes the Cheeseburger or the Rib Dinner. For desert you have to try the chocolate cake, it's our favorite thing at Portillo's. The Shakes are good too.
They have a large dinning area with lots of tables. You order your food at the counter and then wait for your number to be called. At busy times you will wait a while. We always see lots of large families there, you can push the tables together if needed. Tables are usually clean and you can see the employees working to keep them clean. You are expected to pick up your own trash, there are lots of trash cans.
As other reviewers noted, Portillo's has a number of locations in the Chicago area. Every one I've been to is good, but the menus and the decor at each location is slightly different.
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