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“Great Italian Beef”

Portillo's Hot Dogs
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Was in the shopping center that Portillo's was in and went in for lunch. My favorite at Portillo's is their Italian Beef with Peppers.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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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Thank William T
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Hot crispy crinkle fries, flame grilled big and juicy cheeseburger, fresh condiments and perfectly sized soft bun!! Definitely a must try!

Thank Kristen T
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Went here on 11/15/17 with my girlfriend. The drive three was packed so we went inside and got our food quickly. I got the croissant beef and cheddar with fries, drink and their famous choclate cake!
All was off the charts delicious!!

Thank Janice T
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've been to various Portillo's. Each one has consistently good and authentic Chicago Style Red Hots. I've had "Chicago Style" dogs in various cities and nothing, absolutely nothing, can compare to true Chicago dogs. Good onion rings too. And they have a few familiar beers with which to wash it down. And the atmosphere is fun and energetic. The only place that's better is Mike's in Highland Park, IL. That's #1, but Portillo's is a close #2.

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Thank Robert S
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