Portillo's Hot Dogs

Portillo's Hot Dogs

100 W Ontario St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

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  • hot dogs
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  • Explore Chicago

    Making a Chicago-style hot dog, with all its requisite toppings, is also known as "dragging it through the garden". Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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  • Dew Tour

    Save yourself sometime and go straight to the Hot Dog list. This place makes one killer dog.

    Dew Tour · July 19, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    Get the Cheese Fries. Yes, these are frozen and this is fast food, but that doesn't stop us. Crispy and well salted with a piping hot cup of bright yellow cheese sauce. Sometimes, that's all you need. Read more

    Serious Eats · September 26, 2011
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  • Kurt A.

    Italian beef is the best here.

    Kurt Anderson · February 5, 2010
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  • Jasmine D.

    Three words: Chocolate. Cake. Shake.

    Jasmine Davila · September 18, 2009
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  • Brenda W.

    Get the Chocalate Cake!! It's ORGAZMIC! ;)

    Brenda Wintters · February 9, 2010
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  • Chevrolet

    The first Portillo's didn't even have running water. Today, no two Portillo's look the same, inspired by different Chicago histories. The Hot Dogs, on the other hand, are consistently Chicago's best.

    Chevrolet · September 20, 2010
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  • Patrick C.

    At Portillos, you either order the Italian Beef or a hot dog. Anything else is just weird. Some people LOVE the choc cake, whatever, order a beef you freak.

    Patrick Capone · February 24, 2010
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  • Jevaun H.

    the hotdogs with everything are right on!

    Jevaun Howell · May 29, 2009
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  • naveen

    what a place! so much going on all over. start simple: get two classic chicago-style hot dogs. lemonade on the side. it's plenty for your first time.

    naveen · September 18, 2011
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  • Dens

    Chicago dog. I know you're gonna want to try the Polish, but it was just eh.

    Dens · June 20, 2011
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  • Rod C.

    You are not a true Chicagoan if you have never been to Portillos!

    Rod Cortez · July 23, 2010
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  • Mohamed A.

    Double burger with cheese, and chopped salad is highly recommended.

    Mohamed Al-Gowaifly · June 18, 2013
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Beef Polish w/ Grilled Onions

    Foodspotting · January 21, 2011
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  • Enrique V.

    Wow the beef combo and there pasta mmmmmmmmm

    Enrique Vasquez · August 16, 2011
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  • Teri G.

    Love the BBQ Chicken Salad but get the dressing on the side. They're heavy handed.

    Teri Gidwitz · March 18, 2010
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  • Matt L.

    Get a Chicago Hot Dog, Maxwell Street Polish, or a Italian Beef "dipped" with sweet peppers and giardiniera! Read more

    Matt Leung · January 14, 2010
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  • Zena W.

    Cheap, good eats!

    Zena Weist · September 26, 2009
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  • Home Sweet Beer

    It's a miracle: Chicago-style hot dog place AND beer! Yeap, go for the Samuel Adams on tap and do not get used to! It's not easy to find a good hot dog place that sells beer! Thanks Portillo's!

    Home Sweet Beer · October 25, 2012
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  • Ron W.

    Chopped salad and fries please

    Ron W. · October 24, 2011
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  • Manbque

    Great burger, better fries, and outstanding chocolate cake. Trust me on the cake.

    Manbque · March 1, 2011
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  • stephanie k.

    Jumbo Chicago dog or a wet Italian beef sandwich. I'm not sure why there's anything else on the menu. Also, the cheese fries are delish, but I get mine well done.

    stephanie kelly · March 4, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    Just about everything on the menu qualifies as a great cheap eat. Just remember that no visit is complete without a chocolate cake shake.

    Serious Eats · May 28, 2013
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  • Jen H.

    Open late and GREAT food!

    Jen Hoffman · August 19, 2011
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  • Annette

    Eating a hot dog here is like eating a pizza in Italy; they're that good.

    Annette · July 25, 2010
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  • Liz S.

    You'd never know they have the best chocolate cake in town!

    Liz Schwartz · January 17, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    You can scratch a shocking number of essential Chicago street food classics off your list with a stop by Portillo's--Chicago style hot dog, Italian beef sandwich, chocolate cake shake? It's all here.

    Serious Eats · May 21, 2013
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  • Mary G.

    This place is known for the hot dogs, but the Italian beef sandwich is divine!

    Mary Gazze · May 28, 2010
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  • Scott S.

    Beef sammich, wet or dry, both heaven. Haven't eaten 9" of beef since putting myself through college

    Scott Stratten · April 30, 2010
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  • Jessica S.

    At least once in your life you must try the chocolate cake shake.

    Jessica Stelzer · July 21, 2011
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  • Faune H.

    The fries are crinkle cut.

    Faune Hill · February 13, 2011
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  • Sean E.

    www.evolyte.com interactive marketing. shock & awe.

    Sean Everett · August 2, 2010
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  • angel j.

    Here is the best collection of hilarious Thanksgiving memes. Turkey Day: Every American's favorite food holiday. Read more

    angel joshina · November 19, 2014
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  • Paige K.

    Cheese fries here are to die for.

    Paige Krzysko · August 28, 2011
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  • Laney B.

    Favorite spot in Chicago! Chicken Al'Diavolo = spicy, cheesy deliciousness! Add a side of garlic bread and water. Yum for $11

    Laney B · May 26, 2011
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  • Brendan M.

    Get the malt! Shut up, and MAKE EVERYONE in your party get the chocolate malt. Best in my entire life! Sorry for the shut up thing, it's just very important. Malt, chocolate.

    Brendan Malafronte · March 29, 2011
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  • Michael B.

    You cannot get a better fast food cheeseburger anywhere else. Big beef is great, crinkle-cut fries, polish sausage, etc!

    Michael Bottigliero · February 4, 2011
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  • Paul B.

    Portillos makes the best Chili Dog in the world. No place else even comes close. They even use special Chili Dog Chili, different from what you get when you order a Bowl of Chili.

    Paul Baker · October 21, 2010
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  • MafiaHairdresser J.

    This staff is always happy and gives great customer service. I just made a mistake in ordering and they fixed it-no charge. Even if they mixed it up I'm sure they would fix with a smile. Great food!

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  • @Yogurteur

    Best drive-thru salad you'll ever have

    @Yogurteur · March 25, 2010
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  • Brad C.

    Takes way longer then it should to get food. Really not worth it.

    Brad Chmielewski · February 14, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    The giardiniera on the Italian Beef is a well-balanced crunchy blend of jalapenos, carrots and celery that has just enough heat to enhance the tender, thinly sliced meat.

    Serious Eats · May 14, 2013
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  • Jennifer L.

    Italian beef sandwich is amazing!! Must try!

    Jennifer Le · April 15, 2013
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  • @MisterHirsch

    You haven't had Portillo's until you have had either a beef sandwich (with or without chedder) or a Chicago Style Dog with everything.

    @MisterHirsch · August 23, 2011
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  • BetsyM

    Don't waste your time with such health foods as a "wrap" or "salad." though good, this is the place for beef and burgers.

    BetsyM · August 23, 2011
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  • Rich L.

    Beef and Cheddar Croissant w/ Hot Peppers...thank me later

    Rich Lee · February 8, 2011
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  • mtnbke

    Get a jumbo dog with everything! Check out the photo by clicking "More Info" link. Read more

    mtnbke · August 22, 2010
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  • Rod C.

    Any of the following are good - Beef N Cheddar, Polish dog, Beef Hot Dog with everything, Double Cheeseburger, Charbroil Chicken sandwich and Fries!

    Rod Cortez · July 23, 2010
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  • Jeff R.

    Order a Portillo' hot dog & cheese fries. Your food coma will be well worth it.

    Jeff Ringgenberg · July 11, 2010
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  • Dani P.

    Chopped salad is the best. Chocolate cake is amazing!

    Dani Patarazzi · June 29, 2010
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