Save yourself sometime and go straight to the Hot Dog list. This place makes one killer dog.
Italian beef is the best here.
Get the Chocalate Cake!! It's ORGAZMIC! ;)
Three words: Chocolate. Cake. Shake.
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.
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.
the hotdogs with everything are right on!
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.
Chicago dog. I know you're gonna want to try the Polish, but it was just eh.
Double burger with cheese, and chopped salad is highly recommended.
You are not a true Chicagoan if you have never been to Portillos!
Wow the beef combo and there pasta mmmmmmmmm
Try the Beef Polish w/ Grilled Onions and spot it on Foodspotting!
Love the BBQ Chicken Salad but get the dressing on the side. They're heavy handed.
Cheap, good eats!
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!
Chopped salad and fries please
Great burger, better fries, and outstanding chocolate cake. Trust me on the cake.
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.
Open late and GREAT food!
Eating a hot dog here is like eating a pizza in Italy; they're that good.
You'd never know they have the best chocolate cake in town!
Just about everything on the menu qualifies as a great cheap eat. Just remember that no visit is complete without a chocolate cake shake.
This place is known for the hot dogs, but the Italian beef sandwich is divine!
Beef sammich, wet or dry, both heaven. Haven't eaten 9" of beef since putting myself through college
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.
At least once in your life you must try the chocolate cake shake.
The fries are crinkle cut.
You get the Fatass badge if you check in here twice in an hour.
Cheese fries here are to die for.
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.
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!
Best drive-thru salad you'll ever have
Takes way longer then it should to get food. Really not worth it.
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.
Don't waste your time with such health foods as a "wrap" or "salad." though good, this is the place for beef and burgers.
Favorite spot in Chicago! Chicken Al'Diavolo = spicy, cheesy deliciousness! Add a side of garlic bread and water. Yum for $11
You cannot get a better fast food cheeseburger anywhere else. Big beef is great, crinkle-cut fries, polish sausage, etc!
Order a Portillo' hot dog & cheese fries. Your food coma will be well worth it.
Chopped salad is the best. Chocolate cake is amazing!
Italian beef ordered this way "big beef dipped with hot peppers"
The chopped salad is fantastic!!
If you've never had a true Chicago-style hot dog, this is the place to go. Delicious and affordable!
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.
the special made pizza with sausage, mushrooms, extra sauce, & extra cheese....yummy yum yum!!