Save yourself sometime and go straight to the Hot Dog list. This place makes one killer dog.
Italian beef is the best here.
Three words: Chocolate. Cake. Shake.
Get the Chocalate Cake!! It's ORGAZMIC! ;)
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.
You are not a true Chicagoan if you have never been to Portillos!
Double burger with cheese, and chopped salad is highly recommended.
Try the Beef Polish w/ Grilled Onions
Wow the beef combo and there pasta mmmmmmmmm
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.
Just about everything on the menu qualifies as a great cheap eat. Just remember that no visit is complete without a chocolate cake shake.
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!
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.
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
At least once in your life you must try the chocolate cake shake.
The fries are crinkle cut.
Cheese fries here are to die for.
Favorite spot in Chicago! Chicken Al'Diavolo = spicy, cheesy deliciousness! Add a side of garlic bread and water. Yum for $11
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.
You cannot get a better fast food cheeseburger anywhere else. Big beef is great, crinkle-cut fries, polish sausage, etc!
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.
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.
Italian beef sandwich is amazing!! Must try!
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.
Beef and Cheddar Croissant w/ Hot Peppers...thank me later
Any of the following are good - Beef N Cheddar, Polish dog, Beef Hot Dog with everything, Double Cheeseburger, Charbroil Chicken sandwich and Fries!
Order a Portillo' hot dog & cheese fries. Your food coma will be well worth it.
Chopped salad is the best. Chocolate cake is amazing!