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Portillo's

Portillo's

Hot Dog Joint, Fast Food Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • It might be Thanksgiving Day, but it looks like this place is open!
  • The hot dogs at Portillo's is a can't miss
  • Tony M.
    "Italian Beef, Dipped with Sweet Peppers... best i've ever had."(119 Tips)
    John M.
    "A must visit for families anyone wanting a delicious Chicago dog."(35 Tips)
    Missy C.
    "The chocolate cake and the chocolate cake shake are super delicious!"(32 Tips)
    Thorsten L.
    "i expected worth but the Italian sandwich was not that bad...."(27 Tips)
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  • Khalid O.
    Khalid OmarOctober 18, 2013
    Fries. Done. Though there is hardly anything vegetarian the fries and malted shakes cover the essential veggie food groups in the bestest American expanding fashion. Nice clock here too.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 6, 2016
    Whether you're looking for hot dogs or Italian beef, very few places offer up that kind of greasy iconic Chicago-style street food better than the classic food hall-esque Portillo's on Ontario Street. Read more
  • Winson W.
    Winson WongSeptember 25, 2016
    I love Portillo's. Come here every time I visit Chicago. Their dipped Italian Beef sandwich with hot peppers is so delicious. Also get their shake. I want more already.
  • Nitasha
    NitashaMay 20, 2015
    My first taste of American Hot Dogs and I am glad it was Portillo's. Ordering is easy, there is a short wait for the food but once it arrive absolutely delicious. Lots of seating place. 👍🏼👌🏼
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherAugust 11, 2015
    Americana! A must stop for tourist, out of towners, even locals in for a bit of nostalgia. Hotdogs, beef sandwiches,pizza,milkshakes etc. everything 'American' or Chicago is here!
  • Drew G.
    I got a jumbo hotdog with everything on it and it was delicious! I couldn't leave Chicago without trying Portillo's, I heard so much about their dogs and Italian Beef. So glad I decided to stop in!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaywardMarch 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best known for their Chicago style hot dogs, but they also have great burgers, Italian beef, combo, salads and more. Overall there's nothing bad on the menu. Simply can't go wrong with Portillo's.
  • Home Sweet Beer
    Home Sweet BeerOctober 25, 2012
    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!
  • Jacky Y.
    Jacky YanJune 25, 2013
    Best Italian beef hit dog and cheese fries. A Very modern and very American style place. Plenty of seats available even it' full of people here. A highly recommended place if you are in downtown...^^
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereApril 7, 2015
    Portillo's Chicago Hot Dog (mustard, relish, onions, sliced tomatoes, kosher pickle and sport peppers hugged by a perfectly steamed poppy seed bun)
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    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.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneDecember 22, 2014
    This is a bit of a touristy location but nonetheless should be tried at least once. Make sure to try their Italian beef with peppers or Chicago-style hot dogs. Read more
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyNovember 6, 2012
    This place is an essential stop for all hot dog lovers. Portillo's has made a reputation for making the best hot dogs on Earth, full of Chicago nostalgia and fantastic Italian beef. Phenomenal!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneMarch 5, 2015
    Drink this: Chocolate cake shake. This milkshake's consistency is something else entirely -- thick and creamy yet light and airy. Sugary bliss is imminent. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 26, 2011
    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
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieAugust 30
    Delicious hot dogs and a quirky interior. This is one of my favorite spots from our trip to Chicago. The chili cheese dog and the Chicago dog were both great.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 28, 2013
    Just about everything on the menu qualifies as a great cheap eat. Just remember that no visit is complete without a chocolate cake shake.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 26, 2012
    This River North location features Portillo's signature hot dogs, Italian beef, Polish sausage. An outdoor cafe used in nice weather is jammed with local professionals for weekday lunches. Read more
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 9, 2014
    Amazing burgers, hot dogs, chocolate cake shake. You pretty much can't go wrong. It is always crowded, but the lines move quickly. You can call ahead with your order
  • Michael C.
    Michael CottrellOctober 31, 2015
    The Portillo beef dog was the best. The fries and onion rings were wonderful! This place is cheap, fast and good. The space has an amazing vibe. Must have in Chicago.
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LeeJuly 22, 2012
    You do not deserve to eat portillo's hot dogs if you put ketchup on it. Be sure to try their chili dog with a side of cheese fries! And any draft beer to quench your thirst.
  • Xavier
    XavierOctober 8, 2016
    Best italian beef sandwiches in chicago! A little crowded worth the wait.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 21, 2013
    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.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WirigAugust 23, 2011
    The chili dog is reallllyy rich but it was pretty good! Great food for cheap. You don't find that everyday where I live (seattle..). I'm also going to give the chocolate cake a try now :)
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LJune 2, 2011
    Best dogs in Chicago, don't mess around, get it with everything on it (Even peppers sissies)! Not feeling a dog? The Italian Beef will melt your face, and don't forget a side of cheese fries!
  • Toria L.
    Toria LAugust 25, 2014
    Had the Polish hot dog and it was good (mmm caramelized onions) but I feel like I was underwhelmed. Great atmosphere & the cheese fries were better than they looked!
  • Chris R.
    The pickup station for the dogs and beef sandwiches is NOT the same pickup station for the pasta dishes. I guess the ordering confusion is part of the experience!
  • Joe P.
    Joe PayawalAugust 8, 2011
    Outside of your traditional Chicago style hot dog and Italian beef, try the Penne Al'aribiatta from the Barnelli's side. You can get it with chicken or sausage and has a real spicy kick.
  • David C.
    David C.September 25, 2016
    Hot dog didn't blow my mind, but it was good. Worth it just for the experience. The staff is huge and it's fun to watch them hustle to make the food.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NJune 23, 2013
    The italian beef and hot dog combo sandwich is highly recommended. Regular hot dogs are great but you could easily manage two as they are on the small side.
  • Nancy P.
    Nancy P.August 18, 2014
    The chili and cheese dog with onions was amazing! You can't go wrong with anything on their menu!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiFebruary 4
    Been here 5+ times
    Must haves: Chicago hot dog with the works, Italian beef with the peppers, chopped salad, cheese fries, chocolate cake or chocolate cake shake
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan C.March 15, 2015
    Chicagoland staple. Great dogs, beefs, burgers, chili, salads, desserts. It's all good, and hopefully stays that way now that they've gone corporate.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonNovember 16, 2015
    Try the Chicago Style Hot Dog - Always one of the "Top 10" places for authentic Chicago style hot dogs, @portilloshotdogs (via @Foodspotting)
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 14, 2015
    One of those rare places that's got a lot of tourists but is nonetheless really fun. I liked the grilled sausage more than the Chicago dog, personally.
  • Pauline R.
    Pauline RemyMarch 14, 2013
    Place full of chicagoans! So typically American and cliché! But good fast food that changes from burger! Definitely a go if you don't want to go to a restaurant!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 10, 2015
    Come to the original portillos! Fast and friendly service. I recommend trying portillo's original hot dog.
  • K W.
    K WagnerOctober 8
    Definitely worth a stop. I preferred the taste of the traditional jumbo chili cheese dog over the Chicago style but you can't go wrong either way.
  • Angeles R.
    Angeles RomeroMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dear italian beef sandwich, your au jus brings a tear to my eye. So delicious, keep up the good work. P.S - the Portillo's staff is friendly too.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NatividadOctober 18, 2011
    Italian Beef and Chocolate Cake Shake are amazing. Cheese fries are at least decent anywhere, even here. Don't know why people think it's so delicious. They're just cheese fries.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KnightDecember 7, 2014
    Amazing atmosphere, best Chicago dogs and Italian beef sandwiches I've ever had! Enjoy the view from balcony, and get there before 5.
  • Hudson Sutler
    Tough to find outside of Chicago, the highlight here is the Italian Beef Sandwich- part french dip, part New Orleans Muffuletta, all delicious. Read more
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperAugust 20, 2015
    A Chicago institution where the Portillo's Beef Hot Dog is a must try given its unique toppings!!!
  • John M.
    John MorganMarch 16
    The Chicago dog was delicious 😋. A must visit for families anyone wanting a delicious Chicago dog.
  • naveen
    naveenSeptember 18, 2011
    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.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)September 6, 2016
    Feels like Disneyland inside - avoid everything but the hot dog or Italian beef which are both great.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MalafronteMarch 29, 2011
    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.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakJanuary 27, 2015
    Chocolate cake shake will knock your socks off. And the chopped salad is better than their Italian beef and hot dogs, which are both pretty average by Chicago standards.
  • Dareine M.
    Dareine Marti-ArrueOctober 31, 2016
    Holy moly!!! The Italian Beef with sweet and hot peppers!!!! I wish they had one of these places in Miami!
  • My N.
    My NguyenMarch 24, 2016
    Hands down the best hotdog I've ever had; and I've been to New York! Had the jumbo dog
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the cheese fries. Something for everyone if you like burgers, chicken or hotdogs. Drive thru can be long but worth it!
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    MafiaHairdresser Jon-DavidJune 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TuckerMay 6, 2014
    Cake shake is the best! But you also can't go wrong with their custard. Either way, make sure you get dessert before you leave.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoDecember 31, 2014
    I had the chili cheese hot dog and Italian beef sandwich. They were both great. Get a lemonade to go with them as well.
  • Amy
    AmySeptember 15, 2012
    Buy a whole chocolate cake for your favorite person's birthday and write their name on it with store-bought icing. Voila! Now you're their favorite person!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    come for any of these--Chicago-style hot dog, Italian beef, grilled Polish sausage covered in caramelized onions, Chocolate cake shake
  • Adam T.
    Adam TalatinickApril 13, 2015
    Only had the Chili dog, and Regular Chicago dog, both were amazing. Will go back.
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.April 21, 2016
    Yes, you need to make a pilgrimage here whether it's your first time in Chicago or your 150th. HUGE portions that are great for sharing or saving for later.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 19
    The Eater 38 member produces a faithful version of the traditional Chicago-style dog. Read more
  • lino b.
    Fast food. Good dogs. Get two. Smaller than I thought. The beer was bigger than I thought. Worked out well :)
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Ben V.
    Ben VJune 18, 2012
    Italian beef was delicious. Now, I'm an Italian beef novice, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. However, for my first Italian beef, I was not disappointed.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 25, 2015
    What could possibly be better than taking a very well-liked slice of cake, adding ice cream and putting it through a blender? As it turns out, nothing. For $3.05, sugary bliss is imminent. Read more
  • Claire C.
    Claire CoyleOctober 5
    Hot dogs: Chicago dogs, chili cheese dogs; Italian beef, polish sausage, burgers, sandwiches, fries / cheese fries, etc.
  • PandaBelle c.
    PandaBelle chicAGoAugust 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a rare non-dog friendly spot in Chicago. Dogs are not allowed in the outdoor sitting area and they have to stay outside of the fence, even if it's 90+ degrees out and there's no shade outside
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisNovember 16, 2015
    Try the Jumbo Chicago Style Hotdog - Always think of my lunch buddies Jeff Hall and Kevin Schindler when I get a Chicago dog. (via @Foodspotting)
  • David P.
    David ParkJuly 14, 2014
    Italian beef and sausage combo sandwich!! Add the hot peppers and get a side of red sauce to dip it in.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place for Chicago style hot dogs or hot dogs in general. For dessert get the cake shake, you won't regret it!
  • @jason_
    @jason_April 4, 2014
    Tell them to drag your Chicago Style Hot Dog through the garden and you'll be good to go. I highly recommend it.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkOctober 26, 2013
    If you've never had a true Chicago-style hot dog, this is the place to go. Delicious and affordable!
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best hot dogs! Krinkle cut fries! Get a tamale. And a combo need and sausage with giardenara!
  • Jared P.
    Jared ParmenterApril 22, 2013
    My very first Chicago style hot dog with everything. It was delicious. If you are a novice to Chicago dogs you HAVE to start here!
  • Long
    LongNovember 11, 2013
    Heaven on earth ! The Italian beef dipped is 💣.. And the hotdogs are to die for . Great place must visit
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CaponeFebruary 24, 2010
    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.
  • Heba-I-am
    Heba-I-amSeptember 16
    The hotdog was so good and their chocolate iced custard was delicious.
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MSeptember 2, 2013
    Great bacon burger, try the Chicago hot dog, beware of the jalapeno if you are not used to spicy food
  • Tom F.
    Tom FortierSeptember 19, 2011
    Get the traditional hot dog, with all the toppings! If you haven't had a Chicago-style dog before, you will be a convert after! Read more
  • Nathan
    NathanSeptember 22, 2013
    Apparently they are known for their hot dogs, but I had a cheeseburger and it was by far the best I'd had from a fast food restaurant.
  • @MisterHirsch
    @MisterHirschAugust 23, 2011
    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.
  • Rick C.
    Rick ColburnDecember 6, 2013
    Get the Italian Beef, wet with hot and sweet peppers. OFF THE CHAINS!!!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuDecember 20, 2014
    Festive and fun atmosphere, especially during the holidays. Besides the classic must-get Chicago dog, try the Italian beef sandwich.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BydlonAugust 4, 2015
    The Italian Hot Beef Sandwich was the best! You need to try it.
  • Colin N.
    Colin NelsonJanuary 12, 2016
    A Chicago staple. You have to get the Chicago hot dog and a chocolate cake shake.
  • SociaLogic
    SociaLogicAugust 3, 2011
    A Chicago legend. Get a big burger and feel guilty about it a few hours later. Also, make sure you hear them rhyming your order number when your food's up.
  • Alberto Q.
    Alberto QuirozDecember 3, 2016
    You must try Chicago style hot dog.
  • angel j.
    angel joshinaNovember 19, 2014
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  • Harsh
    HarshAugust 18
    Love the Italian beef combo, and of course the Chicago dog
  • Tim S.
    Tim ScoutelasJune 14, 2012
    Fun Food! If you can't find something here, you're crazy! Huge menu, plenty of seating, and affordable. Enjoy!
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelMay 19, 2016
    My all time Chicago favorite since I was a kid! Love the chocolate cake shake, cheese fries, and hot dog w/ everything.
  • Leslie D.
    Leslie DuggerSeptember 29
    Delicious hot dog with everything on it! Definitely recommend a visit.
  • Jill
    JillAugust 22, 2012
    Delicious beef sandwich; however, very fast foody atmosphere.. Get it to go or sit outside on the patio!
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    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.
  • Nazary N.
    Classic spot for Chicago style hot dogs
  • Sara J.
    Sara JonesAugust 3, 2014
    The Chicago dog was delicish, the beef cheese croissant was not extraordinary. Beautiful plants on the patio.
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanMay 5, 2014
    Char-Grilled Maxwell Street Style Polish hot dog and strawberry shake are just plain amazing!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoSeptember 6
    $4 Mai Mai, $4.50 Strawberry Daiquiri; very busy fast casual, almost always long line for hot dogs
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 7, 2014
    the only hot god place we need. fast drive through and good selection of original Chicago cuisine.
  • Joanna
    JoannaJune 30, 2013
    Get the Portillo Dog! It's literally the best hot dog I have ever had!! Thumbs up from Nebraska!
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Rustic place, but cozy and warm. The Italian beef & sausage combo is delicious!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchMay 29
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian Beef dipped with sweet and hot peppers. Add an order of cheesy fries and then pour the cheese on the beef.
  • Anja H.
    Anja HarrisFebruary 4, 2013
    The cheese fries are served cheese on the side- so they stay crispy. Plus they're CRINKLE CUT! Order them!
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed Al-GowaiflyJune 18, 2013
    Double burger with cheese, and chopped salad is highly recommended.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HAugust 14, 2013
    Good food, not expensive and a big menu selection, and pretty quick. The dogs and fries are very good
  • Abbie K.
    Abbie KeatingJanuary 7, 2015
    Hot dogs of course but the chopped salad is amazing!!! Their house dressing is to die for
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiJuly 18, 2011
    Amazing hotdogs, skip the beef sandwich. Regular and jumbo portillo's hot dogs are a must, no need for ketchup.
  • Neil R.
    Neil RenickerJuly 26, 2013
    A must-visit. Several food lines to choose from, and a lot of fun Americana decor.
  • Laney B.
    Laney BMay 26, 2011
    Favorite spot in Chicago! Chicken Al'Diavolo = spicy, cheesy deliciousness! Add a side of garlic bread and water. Yum for $11
  • Jody M.
    Jody MclamarrahFebruary 17, 2012
    Visiting my daughter she haddd to take me here.. Those salads were amazing... And they are sosweet here. Im so please with my visit here
  • Larissa B.
    Larissa BensonAugust 14, 2016
    Italian dip with sweet peppers is amazing . But skip the dip or extra gravy unless you like soggy bread. Cheese fries are just frozen fries with orange cheese. Not good.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DaBoomFebruary 13, 2012
    Although famous for it's "dogs", many come just for the chocolate cheese cake and shakes. Try them all.
  • Jennifer E.
    Chicago dog was tasty! I enjoyed the different flavors
  • Sruts S.
    Sruts SamMarch 22, 2012
    They have the most amazing shakes!! Hot dogs go without saying... even their salads are fantastic!
  • Keiron Q.
    Keiron QJune 2, 2015
    Everyone talks about the hot dogs but the Italian Beef with Jalapeños is the best thing here.
  • Kirk S.
    Kirk SwanAugust 11, 2013
    Beef sandwich, wet with hot peppers every time. One of my favorite things on the planet.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 24, 2014
    Grew up on these. Burgers are great and so is beef. Best chocolate cake ever
  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleOctober 31, 2016
    Hot dogs and Italian beef are delicious. Must try the chocolate cake!
  • Stacy M.
    Stacy MastersonMay 15, 2013
    Chocolate cake shake is freaking amazing, you will not want to share this. Chili dogs are perfect
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GoldmanJuly 22, 2013
    lot's going on here and fun environment. I went with a burger. Next time it will be a hot dog for sure.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BernardiDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    get the Italian Beef sandwich with Mozzarella, there is nothing better than this
  • Fletcher R.
    Fletcher RhoadsAugust 26, 2015
    I mean, what's not to like about Portillo's? Classic Chicago staples, Italian beef, Chicago dogs, and they serve beer!
  • Jia O.
    Jia O.May 24, 2016
    Italian beef au jus was unreal! The hot dog was ok
  • Christine
    ChristineMay 18, 2015
    The place to eat the famous Chicago hot-dog! Recommended by locals 👌
  • Nyla J.
    Nyla JacksonSeptember 29, 2015
    The chocolate shake,bacon cheeseburger,and chocolate cake are completely amazing!☺😊😀
  • Michael B.
    Michael BottiglieroFebruary 4, 2011
    You cannot get a better fast food cheeseburger anywhere else. Big beef is great, crinkle-cut fries, polish sausage, etc!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RoyerApril 22, 2013
    Great food all the way around. The atmosphere and decor make the experience enjoyable.
  • nancy w.
    nancy wJanuary 20, 2014
    their hot dogs and beef are one of best their prices are reasonable http://hauntedpages.wordpress.com
  • Angeles R.
    Angeles RomeroApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian beef with mozzarella and extra au jus...words cannot express how much I love you.
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateOctober 31, 2015
    The classic Chicago beef hot dog was amazing! And the chocolate cake- UNFORGETTABLE! You'll get a free slice on your bday.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyNovember 16, 2015
    The beef stuffed croissant is great and cheap... The place is busy, reasonably priced.
  • NY Mets Katie ❤️⚾️✈️
    Recommended to me by the locals. If you are in Chicago, this place is a MUST.
  • stephanie k.
    stephanie kellyMarch 4, 2010
    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.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DriskellApril 14, 2016
    The beef is consistently good. That's what I order every time, of course with fries..
  • Angela
    AngelaJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The beef w hot peppers and mozzarella is orgasmic! Dont skip the cheese fries...perfect accomplice.
  • Adna
    AdnaJanuary 6, 2016
    Got the Italian beef and cheese in a croissant. Sandwich was tasty but poorly constructed. Be ready to eat with a knife and fork!
  • Liliana A.
    If you are in a hurry, this is a good place to eat a quick hot dog with an ice tea.
  • Michele K.
    Michele K.June 8, 2014
    This was my first Chicago style hot dog. It was good!
  • An P.
    An PhanAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian beef should be served dipped with hot peppers! Ask for it!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WilsonJuly 24, 2013
    Get the croissant italian beef and chedder with sweet peppers mmmmm gooooood.
  • Omar V.
    Omar VerduzcoOctober 15, 2014
    You've got to try their chocolate cake and custard dessert...highly recommend.
  • Simon O.
    Simon OhAugust 6, 2013
    The chocolate cake shake is some pretty wonderful stuff. So good.
  • Heidi R.
    Heidi RennerDecember 19, 2014
    Italian beef sandwiches that are delicious and cool place...lots of stuff to look at
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo TorresDecember 8, 2014
    Polish sausage here is so delicious, and free pickles are more than cool :)
  • Rob R.
    Rob RickardDecember 12, 2011
    You are on Chicago. Order the Italian Beef sandwich or a chicago style hot dog.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussFebruary 25, 2015
    A bit of a carnival atmosphere. I came here after chickening out of the idea of venturing to Weiner Circle by myself late at night. Decent dog.
  • J L.
    J LJuly 7, 2013
    A must stop for your Italian Beef and Chicago Dawg cravings!
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyFebruary 1, 2012
    Best Chili-Cheese Dog Ever! This was my favorite hot dog place in Chicago!
  • Funzy
    FunzyApril 15, 2013
    the special made pizza with sausage, mushrooms, extra sauce, & extra cheese....yummy yum yum!!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always tasty. Hot dogs, Italian beef, salads...you'll like it all.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PunktFebruary 26, 2015
    Try the Frozen Custard Sundae - it comer with hot fudge underneath.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SAugust 11, 2014
    Hot Dogs are awesome. As are the Shake and Cheese Fries.
  • Angela R.
    Angela RoseMarch 14, 2015
    The food and atmosphere are great but the employees should have a separate bathroom room from customers
  • Chris A.
    Chris AlvordDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can never go wrong with their cheese fries! Try it with a hot dog.
  • Chewsy
    ChewsySeptember 16, 2011
    If you don't like or can't eat beef, then you should try the Maxwell Street Style Polish. Click through to read the review on this great dog. Read more
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimJuly 8, 2013
    Surprisingly fast service. Great hot dogs. Get the cake shake.
  • Dens
    DensJune 20, 2011
    Chicago dog. I know you're gonna want to try the Polish, but it was just eh.
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittJune 30, 2015
    Despite the crowds and lines at lunchtime, I only waited 10 minutes between walking in and getting my food. Cheap food I might add.
  • Jane M.
    Jane MoonJune 4, 2013
    I hate pickles and tomatoes and this place made me love them all together on a damn hot dog...so good
  • Scott K.
    Scott KahleApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure and try the Italian Beef. Its amazing with hot peppers.
  • Liberty W.
    Liberty WilliamsOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chocolate cake! Oh my gosh it's awesome...and cheap!
  • Craig M.
    Craig McDanielDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome food. Combo of Italian beef and sausage is great
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.2 weeks ago
    Great Chicago hot dogs. But be prepared for a busy place...
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoSeptember 1, 2014
    In from out of town? Go with a friend to split a dog and the Italian beef.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WFebruary 19, 2012
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Just pay attention in line. It is chaotic.
  • Ann
    AnnOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Someone wrote that all u get here is a hot dog or beef. No true. The burgers are freaking yummy. Mmmmm....
  • Rez
    RezMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian beef with hot and sweet peppers, and cant forget the cheese sauce! Thats where its at!
  • Ankit A.
    Ankit AgarwalDecember 11, 2014
    Bummed that there were no non beef hot dogs but boy, is the chocolate cake shake heavenly
  • Paulo S.
    Paulo SantosSeptember 18, 2014
    Not a bad chicago dog, but I came here for the chocolate cake shake! 😛
  • Tony M.
    Tony MuellerMarch 30, 2011
    Italian Beef, Dipped with Sweet Peppers... best i've ever had. We need a Portillo's in St. Louis!
  • Angela P.
    Angela PourtabibAugust 18, 2014
    Beef and cheddar croissant.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LimonesJanuary 27, 2012
    Wow, fun place to go with a small group. Eat everything!
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the Portillos Hotdog - #chicago Nice! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Hillary C.
    Hillary ChandlerMarch 15, 2013
    Get the chocolate cake shake - yes there is actually cake in it.
  • Joe
    JoeApril 14
    The Chicago dog.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaFebruary 28, 2016
    Chicago dog an institution but prefer Italian beef sandwich. Get both & bring a friend to share. 🌭
  • Krystal A.
    Krystal AndrewsNovember 23, 2013
    Great chili dog and the strawberry shake is a must
  • cjguest
    cjguestMay 28, 2011
    Classic Chicago hot dog is good, but also try the polish with grilled onions!
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeAugust 29, 2016
    Polish hot dog 👌🏼
  • Nick
    NickJanuary 1, 2013
    Awesome atmosphere and the Rigatoni ala Vodka is fantastic
  • Chris S.
    Chris SoueidanSeptember 2, 2015
    Excellent satisfying dogs! Beers are a pleasure to sip on!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MejiaSeptember 1, 2013
    Try the Chicago Style Hot Dog, Italian Beef And Cheese Fries
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezNovember 19, 2013
    Get a cake shake. Your taste buds will thank you. Your waistline, not so much.
  • Cynthia G.
    Cynthia GarciaNovember 14, 2016
    Onion rings are great- very crispy!
  • Stuart K.
    Stuart KohlApril 10, 2011
    Get a dog, get an Italian beef but also get a tamale on the side. They are amazing.
  • Tony W.
    Tony WaightJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian beef n cheese fries definitely the way to go here. Try a chocolate malt.
  • Slim L.
    Slim LzbnDecember 5, 2011
    Make sure u have patience if u wanna call in an order ahead of time. I hung up after 10 mins.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteJune 20, 2015
    Get the jumbo hot dog with everything. Don't ask questions.
  • Avinash S.
    Avinash SalgamMarch 18, 2016
    Chicago dogs are amazing, the cake shake is overhyped
  • Daria E.
    Daria EvtukhovaJune 27, 2015
    Very traditional and delicious
  • Amancay B.
    Amancay BlankMay 3, 2016
    know what you are ordering... things happen FAST and staff wasn't super helpful in the chaos
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMarch 1, 2011
    Great burger, better fries, and outstanding chocolate cake. Trust me on the cake.
  • Abdulelah A.
    Chili cheese dog and cheeseburger are pretty good. Onion rings 👍🏻
  • Luis
    LuisJune 2
    Portillo has the best hot dogs in Chicago.
  • Gabo L.
    Gabo LugoJune 14
    Italian beef sandwich. Try no other. Amazing atmosphere, great prices.
  • Paulina P.
    Paulina PodbielloAugust 28, 2012
    Everything on this hot dog tasted awesome, especially Jalapenos
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanMarch 14, 2016
    The beef sandwiches are way too big, stick with the hot dogs
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasJanuary 24, 2013
    Great place to get unhealthy, but wonderfully delicious food.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 18, 2013
    Try the Combo Beef & Char-Grilled Sausage Sandwich
  • Chris C.
    Chris CrowderJune 20, 2015
    You can't go wrong with a Chicago style hotdog.
  • James S.
    James StubblefieldAugust 9, 2014
    Don't get into the wrong line. It is easy to get confused as to where you can order what.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 18, 2015
    The chocolate cake shake tasted like a swiss roll blended into chocolate ice cream.
  • Chewsy
    ChewsySeptember 16, 2011
    This place has epic Italian Beef Sandwiches. Click through to read the rave review to find out why! Don't forget to leave your own Chewsy review! Read more
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew Van AlstenAugust 22, 2014
    Italian beef, dipped. A combo if you're indecisive.
  • Carlos U.
    Carlos UlateOctober 7
    Yes dude, this is The place! Came from Costa Rica just for this carbonara pasta!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ScottOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chopped salad. Period. It is THE BEST salad I've ever had.
  • Erica S.
    Erica SerioAugust 4, 2013
    Get the Chicago dog, don't alter it. IT'S AMAZING.
  • T L.
    T LSeptember 25, 2011
    Don't forget to add a side of cheese for the fries and the italian beef sandwich.
  • Beer M.
    Beer MedeanFebruary 18, 2013
    Go for the hot beef, stay for the hot dogs.
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GOctober 11, 2015
    Tourist trap. Dogs and sausage were very good. Made the mistake of going there on national hot dog day. Lol
  • jim s.
    jim sAugust 12
    We liked it so much we had to go back the next day!
  • Brant G.
    Brant GniewekJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Place to take out of towners!!! Felt a lil rushed but its a fun place!! Need to try everything on the menu!!
  • John M.
    John MartinezAugust 4, 2013
    One of the best places to try a Chicago dog and Italian beef.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SpurrJuly 28, 2013
    Popular place. Food is good. The staff is very friendly
  • Mark G.
    Mark GilliamAugust 8, 2014
    Hot dogs and Italian beef are a must for any trip to Chicago.
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.October 14, 2016
    Big beef sandwich with sweet peppers + cheese fries
  • Brian G.
    Brian GioiaSeptember 29, 2015
    The Italian Beef was good, the Chicago Dog was great.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Choose from a variety of hearty menu options ranging from flame grilled burgers & hot dogs, to ribs and gourmet salads. Be sure to save room for the infamous Portillo's chocolate cake shake. Read more
  • Noupha A.
    Noupha AJune 6
    Best hotdogs Ive ever tasted 😋
  • Rod C.
    Rod CortezJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Any of the following are good - Beef N Cheddar, Polish dog, Beef Hot Dog with everything, Double Cheeseburger, Charbroil Chicken sandwich and Fries!
  • Rob R.
    Rob RogersMay 25, 2013
    Excellent dog's. Great Italian beef. Love it!
  • Marcello P.
    Marcello PennaJuly 25, 2013
    the best dog in chicago. enough said.
  • Murat A.
    Murat AydinliogluSeptember 25, 2015
    Italian beef. It is really amazing.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SchneiderApril 21, 2012
    Get the hot dog and fries! Onion rings are great also :)
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoehseDecember 15, 2011
    Dogs, Windy City style. Worth the stop and a downtown meal under $10!
  • Chloe K.
    Chloe KayananOctober 6, 2012
    Scrumptious food! Great as always...and busy as ever :-) ribs are spectacular
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillApril 7, 2015
    Great hotdogs and even better fries.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanMay 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If u want to feel better about your unhealthy Portillo's, get a plain baked potato from Barnelli's instead of fries.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SilcockOctober 7, 2013
    Fun place, I liked the polish the best.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CareyJanuary 24, 2016
    A must visit for chili cheese dogs while in town
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CedroJune 20, 2015
    For a busy place...great service!!! Great food as always!!!
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OlsonMay 24, 2014
    Best service! This crew knows how to get the job done.
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 28, 2014
    I had the Italian beef and it was delish!
  • Kübra Z.
    Kübra ZenginApril 2, 2015
    Their burger should be tried sure, too!
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the Award-Winning Ribs - #chicago (via @Foodspotting)
  • Elephant D.
    Elephant DroidJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I saw a chick order the jumbo dog. Oddly she asked them to hold the bun. Hmm. One bite. Very peculiar.
  • Manitowoc F.
    Manitowoc FsMay 4, 2012
    A Chicago institution. We make it a point to eat here when we are in town.
  • CouponTrade
    CouponTradeAugust 3, 2011
    We like the chopped salads, the hotdogs and the shakes.
  • Missy C.
    Missy ClarinJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The chocolate cake and the chocolate cake shake are super delicious!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HottingerMarch 14, 2013
    Beef and cheddar croissant. Can't not order it!
  • Dew Tour
    Dew TourJuly 19, 2010
    Save yourself sometime and go straight to the Hot Dog list. This place makes one killer dog.
  • Patrick W.
    Beef Hot Dog
  • Ibrahim U.
    Ibrahim UkyApril 20
    What can I say ❤ Everything here is completely delicious!
  • Gabriel N.
    Gabriel NavarreteApril 1, 2016
    Nice milkshake!! Try the chocolate cake!
  • Fran C.
    Fran CespedesMay 13, 2014
    Barnelli's Pasta Bowl, Fettuccini Carbonara is a must try!
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NajdovskiJuly 22, 2013
    Don't even look at the menu, get the Italian Beef!!!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoyleMarch 7, 2015
    Beef Chicago style hot dog
  • Jurate M.
    Jurate MoskaviczJanuary 25, 2014
    The girl with the glasses at the Pick Up window is awesome!
  • Phoebe V.
    Phoebe VenkatJune 24, 2013
    Root beer, chopped salad and Chicago dog with the works.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyAugust 7, 2014
    A must-have if you're in Chicago. Loved the Italian beef sandwich.
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinOctober 6, 2012
    "Chocolate cake shake." When every word is right, the combination can't be wrong.
  • Julia C.
    Julia CoeDecember 20, 2013
    The chili and hot dogs are AMAZING
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StelzerAugust 24, 2011
    Beef n'cheddar or two dogs, one Chicago one chili cheese with onion
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Please...yes I wasted 3 characters on that and the explanation. This is so average it should not even rate here. There are a hundred better mom & pops out there. Support smaller better businesses.
  • Tony M.
    Tony MarengoJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Jumbo chili cheese dog w onions. You won't regret it! (as long as you have a breath mint for later...)
  • Amelia C.
    Amelia CarpenterFebruary 17, 2014
    Drive thru is a great option - they're super efficient.
  • Max M.
    Max MearsheimerJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Here's what you say: Italian beef, dipped, hot. Large fry, side of cheese.
  • Michelle Goldberg
    Michelle GoldbergJune 15, 2013
    Try the chocolate cake shake - it won't disappoint!!
  • Apex E.
    Apex EmbroideryJuly 23, 2013
    hotdog with everything, chocolate cake and mai tai!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WeiAugust 15
    Kind of touristy and cheesy but the food is delicious
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MeyersSeptember 14, 2016
    Hot dogs and Italian beef
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeApril 15, 2013
    Italian beef sandwich is amazing!! Must try!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RichmondJuly 22, 2013
    Chicago Dog + Italian Beef Sandwich + Sm Fries == A Good Time
  • @steveGOgreen
    @steveGOgreenFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Itailian Beef - Best Beef around!
  • JJ K.
    JJ KimMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pasta is so so. Hotdogs n polish was great. Next time, Italian beef!!!!
  • LaShon A.
    LaShon AnthonyNovember 9, 2011
    They have the best italian sausage combos in the city.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlankSeptember 27, 2014
    I had a dog and a beef and I fell in love.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoSeptember 7
    It's always been on the list of best Chicago-style hot dogs, but I've been to better. Sorry, I don't get the hype.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BeckfordNovember 19, 2015
    Chili cheese dog, Italian beef,chocolate cake milkshake.
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MolinaFebruary 24, 2015
    Get the italian beef. Cheese fries.
  • Lalaine
    LalaineJuly 5, 2015
    Burger, italian beef, hotdogs ang sausage. Yummt!
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the French Fries - #chicago Nice! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jason R.
    Jason RayAugust 9, 2014
    A little overrated, but a must on your first trip to Chicago
  • Rich L.
    Rich LeeFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef and Cheddar Croissant w/ Hot Peppers...thank me later
  • Ben B.
    Ben BlakeDecember 14, 2011
    Great atmosphere! Grab a dog and just people watch.
  • Shanan
    ShananJuly 12, 2013
    Order the chocolate cake-shake! Delicious!
  • Gianna
    GiannaSeptember 1, 2011
    You haven't lived unless you've had the chocolate cake shake.
  • Avinash S.
    Avinash SalgamAugust 21, 2014
    Tough to leave this place, you could eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BerlinDecember 31, 2011
    What a great and easy drive thru system they have going here!
  • Belinda C.
    Belinda ClarkJune 1, 2011
    Best italian beef,best double cheese burgers,best cake & skakes!!!!
  • CD D.
    CD DangculosAugust 11, 2014
    Italian Beef. Italian Beef. Italian Beef.
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the Chocolate Cake - #chicago (via @Foodspotting)
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    So touristy, but so worth it.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Making a Chicago-style hot dog, with all its requisite toppings, is also known as "dragging it through the garden". Read more
  • Devin S.
    Devin Shields-MasSeptember 30, 2016
    If they could get my order right I might say it was great!
  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartOctober 12, 2015
    Delicious Chicago dogs and Italian beef
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn TubalinalDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheese fries and strawberry milkshakes! Yum!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BitnerMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not sure how they cook their burgers but they taste like they're off a charcoal grill at a 4th of July party - delicious!
  • Jared B.
    Jared BlackSeptember 14, 2015
    Hot dogs are good and not too expensive.
  • Teri G.
    Teri GidwitzMarch 18, 2010
    Love the BBQ Chicken Salad but get the dressing on the side. They're heavy handed.
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy DennisOctober 4, 2014
    Chicago Dog is amazing!
  • Dannimon
    DannimonNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Hot Dogs in Chicago if not the world. New York hot dogs can suck it!
  • China M.
    China MoonMay 22, 2015
    2 'hot dawgs' dragged through the garden; hold the celery salt.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StelzerJuly 21, 2011
    At least once in your life you must try the chocolate cake shake.
  • Raquel L.
    Raquel LugoSeptember 10, 2010
    The italian beef sandwich is so good I'm ready to hop on a flight to chicago just to eat it!
  • Bethy V.
    Bethy VeselMarch 23, 2013
    Some of the best chicken fettuccine alfredo I've ever eaten!
  • Your Mom
    Your MomAugust 17, 2014
    Italian Beef Combo!!
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MeyerJuly 26, 2011
    Try the Chicago style...it's the portillos original
  • BetsyM
    BetsyMAugust 23, 2011
    Don't waste your time with such health foods as a "wrap" or "salad." though good, this is the place for beef and burgers.
  • David N.
    The Italian Beef was phenomenal!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrennanNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crinkle fries...what else do you need?!?!
  • Honey C R.
    Honey C REALTORAugust 7, 2014
    The Italian beef with hot peppers
  • Mary G.
    Mary GazzeMay 28, 2010
    This place is known for the hot dogs, but the Italian beef sandwich is divine!
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    One of the main ingredients in this glorious milkshake is mayonnaise. Don't judge. - CBS Chicago Read more
  • Kelly
    KellyAugust 16, 2016
    Classic must do when in Chicago.
  • Yami A.
    Yami AlonsoOctober 1, 2016
    Wow, these dogs! A staple of Chicago eats
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BrunsonMay 8, 2013
    I wish I could get a meal of the onion rings :)
  • Leslie W.
    Leslie WernerFebruary 12, 2013
    The only place I miss when I leave Chicago.
  • Christina
    ChristinaJune 14, 2016
    Worth the long lines!
  • Jim C.
    Jim CMay 21, 2013
    Don't eat on the patio if it's near closing. They'll lock you out there. You'll have to jump the planters to leave. Thanks a lot, assholes
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RinggenbergJuly 11, 2010
    Order a Portillo' hot dog & cheese fries. Your food coma will be well worth it.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰July 14, 2013
    Hot dog. Chili. Cheese fries. DONE.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    Whatever you do, do not put ketchup on your Chicago style hot-dog. It's a major faux-pas.
  • Fahad F.
    Fahad FDecember 29, 2015
    Chicken Diavolo Pasta 👍🏼
  • Irays M.
    Irays MunozNovember 12, 2015
    Amazing chocolate cake and Italian beef!
  • Foe
    FoeOctober 11, 2011
    If you visit Chicago and forget about going to Portillo's, shame on YOU!
  • flying f.
    flying felizNovember 2, 2015
    Try the Burger - #chicago (via @Foodspotting)
  • Tony S.
    Tony SouApril 26, 2015
    Jumbo dog FTW!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HurmJune 15, 2013
    Italian beef/sausage combo was amazing!
  • Gerardo V.
    Gerardo ValerdiJanuary 16, 2013
    cake shake, big fat chunks of cake FTW!
  • Eric M.
    Eric McCarleyJune 4, 2012
    Must Stop Here!!! Cant leave Chicago without getting a hotdog.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyJanuary 21, 2012
    Order a Chili Cheese Dog and Fries! D-licious!
  • Annette L.
    Annette LesakOctober 6, 2014
    Watch out for crazy improv dudes.
  • Bill M.
    Bill McMurraySeptember 7, 2014
    The chocolate cake! Nuff said...
  • Jon T.
    Jon TimmerAugust 28, 2014
    Chocolate cake shake is where it's at!!
  • Suhaib R.
    Suhaib RApril 14, 2016
    I highly recommend the burger!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BunettaAugust 18, 2012
    Ask for the Italian beef double dipped! Get napkins
  • Nathan W.
    Don't miss the polish dog.
  • Tryreno S.
    Tryreno SowellApril 10, 2016
    The Strawberry Shake and the Fries
  • Amy K.
    Amy KnightOctober 7, 2015
    Portillos beef dog. Fries and drinks
  • Nate E.
    Nate EllisApril 21, 2011
    You have to order the chocolate cake. Sooo Goood :)
  • Christina M.
    Christina M.August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hotdogs and beef sandwiches are delicious.
  • Casagato C.
    Casagato CasagatoSeptember 17, 2013
    Great ribs, great chili dogs. Must.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RagerOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best onion rings EVER. The cheese fries are the hangover cure.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MNovember 3, 2013
    Yes people try and cut in the drive thru lane..never seen road rage at a drive thru till meoooow!
  • Howie B.
    Howie BurghAugust 13, 2012
    Try the Italian beef with cheese
  • Howard L.
    Howard LApril 12, 2016
    Best Italian Beef sandwiches in the city!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Go at random times to avoid the lines.
  • Huggi W.
    Huggi WorldNovember 7, 2011
    Try the Double bacon cheeseburger and fries - #Great #Filling #Char-broiled
  • Joe S.
    Joe SkinnerSeptember 26, 2011
    Italian Beef Sweet and Hot is Heavenly.
  • Giovanni S.
    Giovanni SanchezNovember 27, 2013
    Eclair cake is the best ever !!!!
  • alonso H.
    alonso HernandezMarch 30, 2015
    Not a real fan of the hot dogs but the penne al'arrabbiata was good... Not the best service
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezDecember 17, 2015
    Food was good and the service was good also
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy KuehlApril 8, 2011
    Drink beer from the large schooner. Its life-changing.
  • Vincent H.
    Vincent Hames-FrazierFebruary 1, 2012
    Get the onion rings. Best I've ever had
  • Tristyn H.
    Tristyn HeldtApril 13, 2011
    I love the grilled tuna sandwich. It's actually a tuna steak!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 4, 2016
    The bacon cheese burger 👌👌
  • J D.
    J DruniMay 15, 2014
    Good hot dog. Did not blow me mind, though.
  • Catarina L.
    Catarina LaiAugust 15, 2014
    leave room for CHEESE FRIES
  • Chester B.
    Chester BeltowskiMarch 23, 2013
    Get the Chocolate Cake Shake.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RazowskyDecember 6, 2014
    Don't forget to get some chocolate cake
  • Kassidy W.
    Kassidy WatkinsOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Maxwell Street Polish Dog & a chocolate cake shake. YUM!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanAugust 9, 2011
    Hot dog, steamed, mustard/relish/sportpeppers/onions........do it!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoehseDecember 15, 2011
    Oh... The chocolate cake is excellent too! Wow!
  • Enrique V.
    Enrique VasquezAugust 16, 2011
    Wow the beef combo and there pasta mmmmmmmmm
  • Karla C.
    Karla CAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You HAVE to get the chocolate cake!!!!!!
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyFebruary 6, 2015
    Get the classic Chicago dog.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BurkeJanuary 13, 2012
    The greatest place for Red Froggers to eat lunch... real talk
  • Matt L.
    Matt LaymanApril 25, 2015
    Can't go wrong, but get an Italian beef
  • Leon V.
    Leon VelazquezMay 27, 2015
    worst hot dog, chocolate cake, kid's pasta and above all, SERVICE I've ever had
  • Joel B.
    Joel BarronMarch 4, 2015
    Chicago dogs obviously
  • Christine K.
    Christine K.August 14, 2014
    Everything....
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    BEEF BABY, and chocolate cake shake no doubt
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 12, 2015
    Awesome Chicago dogs as always
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChoiJune 4, 2016
    Hot dogs - especially the Polish
  • Scott S.
    Scott StrattenApril 30, 2010
    Beef sammich, wet or dry, both heaven. Haven't eaten 9" of beef since putting myself through college
  • Deidre
    DeidreApril 13, 2013
    Nothing better than the Italian beef sandwich and a cold beer!
  • David H.
    David HildenbrandJuly 25, 2012
    Best hotdogs I've ever had!
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LaughlinAugust 11, 2014
    Get the eclair cake!
  • DS 3.
    DS 3MJuly 11, 2011
    The place is right... Of course they need to actually have food in stock for you to eat Read more
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BlakeMarch 23, 2014
    The hotdog was awesome
  • Mike B.
    Mike BoudetAugust 5, 2011
    Good place to try your first Chicago dog
  • Andre W.
    Andre WilliamsSeptember 30, 2016
    Chocolate Cake and Italian beef
  • mtnbke
    mtnbkeAugust 22, 2010
    Get a jumbo dog with everything! Check out the photo by clicking "More Info" link. Read more
  • George W.
    George WilksonMay 10, 2013
    They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Andrew
    AndrewJune 18, 2012
    HUGE beers. get a beer.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MarksMay 14, 2016
    Get the Chicago style hot dog
  • Eric B.
    Eric B.June 2, 2011
    Save room for Chocolate Eclair Cake for dessert!
  • Blake B.
    Blake BrittonDecember 1, 2015
    Pretty much everything!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew ThomasJanuary 10, 2014
    Everything is great
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TaylorOctober 16, 2011
    This beef-n-cheddar croissant is speaking to my soul right now! Lol.
  • Marcidukes
    MarcidukesAugust 23, 2011
    Best hotdogs evss..and i actually hate eating those :o
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeungJanuary 14, 2010
    Get a Chicago Hot Dog, Maxwell Street Polish, or a Italian Beef "dipped" with sweet peppers and giardiniera! Read more
  • Irina F.
    Irina FinklerApril 27, 2011
    Best hot dogs in town. Drink some beer too.
  • J9
    J9October 16, 2014
    The Italian beef is good!
  • David D.
    David DiGregorioJune 11, 2011
    Add chili to your dog and don't forget the fries. The best!
  • Greg T.
    Greg TedescoJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I put cheddar cheese on a Polish..stay tuned for a recap
  • Rick W.
    Rick WaschbischAugust 7, 2014
    Chocolate cake and Italian beef
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 18, 2013
    Try the chocolate cake shake
  • Becky M.
    Becky McConnellNovember 2, 2010
    Portillo's has the greatest sweet peppers in the entire world.
  • Luis E.
    Luis EspinosaMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Best hog dog in Chicago!!!
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanAugust 10, 2015
    Wish I could have these hot dogs everyday
  • Kate M.
    Kate MurphyMay 11, 2013
    Italian beef with sweet and hot!
  • John D.
    John DanahySeptember 6, 2015
    Chicago style hot dogs and cheese fries!!
  • deacon k.
    deacon koncFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    3 words: breaded chicken sandwich
  • John R.
    John ReigerSeptember 6, 2011
    Hotdogs + fries + cake shake = bliss!!!
  • Oleg O.
    Waited for 20 minuets for one hotdog and french fries. Maxwells hotdog looks ugly. Don’t taste good.
  • Jody G.
    Jody GrayFebruary 4, 2016
    Chocolate cake is delicious.
  • Felicia J.
    Felicia JacksonNovember 29, 2013
    Great food and great prices.
  • Rodrigo L.
    Rodrigo LaureanoAugust 1, 2016
    Everything !!!!
  • gavin r.
    gavin rMarch 23, 2013
    the disneyland of hot dog joints.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HSeptember 27, 2014
    Italian beef. A special Chicago place.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChannellFebruary 28, 2014
    Great food and memorabilia.
  • Lex +.
    Lex +September 7, 2014
    Best hot dog in Chicago!
  • Haekyung K.
    Haekyung KimOctober 28, 2016
    Their Chicago Hot Dog!!!
  • jesse
    jesseMarch 28, 2013
    Additional seating upstairs!
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KJune 25, 2014
    ITALIAN BEEEEF is where it's at.
  • Marcos F.
    Marcos FJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef sausage combo
  • Corbin B.
    Corbin BlankensteinMay 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place but do not eat inside...worst service on the planet.
  • Abby G.
    Abby GundlerSeptember 9, 2012
    Onion rings are amazing!!!! :D
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AbdulsalamJuly 24, 2016
    Hotdogs. All the way.
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BApril 28, 2011
    Great hot-dog!! Made a North Carolinians day!!
  • Janel Greo A.
    Janel Greo AbadApril 21, 2011
    Pasta is expensive but well worth it!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Italian Beef and Sausage combo.
  • Omid A.
    Omid AminpourJune 6, 2013
    Jumbo with everything ftw!
  • michael m.
    michael manriqueNovember 16, 2010
    Get the chopped salad. Don't know about the nutritional values, but it is good.
  • Nic B.
    Nic BerryOctober 2, 2014
    Chocolate cake shake!!!
  • CHRIS P.
    CHRIS PFebruary 15, 2014
    Big Beef/ sweet peppers
  • Sid K.
    Sid KrishnaNovember 13, 2013
    Awesome Italian beef sandwich
  • Thorsten L.
    Thorsten LinzMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    i expected worth but the Italian sandwich was not that bad....
  • Ricky R.
    Ricky RicardoMarch 6, 2014
    The salads are nice
  • Vera B.
    Vera BowmanJune 16, 2015
    I absolutely love you Portillo's Hot Dogs! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Tania G.
    Tania GhercovMay 23, 2013
    Italian Beef is the best sandwich.
  • P L.
    P LJuly 4, 2014
    Ribs. Hot dogs.
  • Chs L.
    Chs LeeDecember 14, 2014
    First time here. Place is awesome!
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BarbosaDecember 18, 2014
    Hot dog e burger delícia!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 7, 2015
    Fantastic atmosphere
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FoxcroftSeptember 27, 2010
    Get a beef dog with everything. Outstanding!
  • John M.
    John MorrisonMarch 29, 2014
    The fries are great.
  • Abeer D.
    Abeer DFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    CHOCOLATE CAKE SHAKE 😋
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drive-thru is a hot mess that goes down the block.
  • Brigitte B.
    Brigitte BrunaSeptember 26, 2015
    Chicago dog is great!
  • Miss Â.
    Miss ÂnneDecember 28, 2013
    Um.. Chocolate cake shake FTW?!
  • Pedro A.
    Pedro AssumpçãoDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Italian Beef always good
  • Valeria Laura
    Valeria LauraAugust 25, 2013
    I'll never forget those French fries
  • Liliana S.
    Liliana SJanuary 17, 2011
    Italian beef is what's up! And chocolate cake!!!!
  • stacer25s
    stacer25sApril 29, 2010
    whatever you do.. do not park at the Walgreens across the street.. there are parking lot stalkers and they WILL tow your car .. $170 bucks later.
  • Marcela M.
    Marcela MarquesSeptember 30, 2015
    The best dogs in town!
  • Nora M.
    Nora McMahonNovember 12, 2014
    Love the cheese fries!
  • Dani P.
    Dani PatarazziJune 29, 2010
    Chopped salad is the best. Chocolate cake is amazing!
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bummer, they changed personnel at the drive-thru. Now it's a total cluster
  • tolu
    toluSeptember 3, 2013
    Beer is good here too
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanMarch 18, 2016
    Italian beef + cake shake!
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilenskyJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate cake shake. DO IT.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin CohenDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    get the chocolate cake shake. very very very good.
  • Sree R.
    Sree RamanMarch 19, 2016
    Hot dog, Italian beef
  • John P.
    John PhanApril 30, 2013
    They will not accept your ID for alcohol if the ID is not horizontal no matter the age.
  • Jen H.
    Jen HoffmanAugust 19, 2011
    Open late and GREAT food!
  • Maggie J.
    Maggie JimAugust 22, 2011
    Best Italian beef sandwich - love it. Read more
  • @MsNycole
    @MsNycoleMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Breaded chicken sandwhich and cheese fries are the way to go!!
  • Alex I.
    Alex IoannouFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Damn good cheeseburgers!
  • Ibialis V.
    Ibialis ValdesFebruary 17, 2014
    The best italian beef
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 21, 2011
    Try the Beef Polish w/ Grilled Onions
  • set
    setJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great burgers!
  • Dane B.
    Dane BennettJanuary 1, 2012
    Number 1 is always last
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BellJuly 5, 2011
    Italian beef! Spicy! Get it!!
  • Maria C.
    Maria CastellanosMarch 19, 2011
    Try the hot dog really tasty
  • Kellee R.
    Kellee RobinsonJanuary 27, 2013
    Much more than a hot dog joint!!!
  • Annette
    AnnetteJuly 25, 2010
    Eating a hot dog here is like eating a pizza in Italy; they're that good.
  • sellputs
    sellputsSeptember 27, 2013
    state fair crowd
  • Amy P.
    Amy PriestleyJanuary 30, 2013
    Chicago dog! Yum yum.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FlisMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mint chocolate shake during March!
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanApril 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Italian beef ordered this way "big beef dipped with hot peppers"
  • Hugo H.
    Hugo HumbertoOctober 3, 2015
    Best hot dog in town
  • Myrniux C.
    Myrniux ChavanaAugust 22, 2014
    Great steak sandwich
  • Kat M.
    Kat MillerJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great street food.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TMarch 30, 2016
    Mmm Italian beef sandwiches...
  • Patrik J.
    Patrik JensenJuly 8, 2011
    A visit in Chicago isn't complete without a visit here!
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 5, 2011
    Count the stars on the ceiling. But keep your mouth closed. Otherwise you'll look dumb.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CucciaMay 20, 2016
    Pastas and sandwich
  • Romily B.
    Romily BridgesFebruary 16, 2016
    Italian Beef, wet
  • Ferro B.
    Ferro BoydFebruary 14, 2010
    Call in your order ahead and pick it up at the drive-thru.
  • Jenn
    JennSeptember 7, 2011
    Best. Chocolate Cake. EVER!!
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 18, 2013
    Try the Onion Rings
  • Ed
    EdMay 29, 2015
    Chicago dog over polish sausage !
  • Giovina R.
    Giovina RomandineApril 9, 2014
    Great beef sandwiches!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CannavoMarch 2, 2012
    Chili Dog is amazing.
  • S S.
    S SimãoAugust 23, 2016
    Best burger ever!
  • Carolyn A.
    Carolyn AndersonApril 28, 2012
    i love portillo"s
  • CHE T.
    CHE Tours & ChartersFebruary 18, 2014
    Great for lunch!
  • David L. D.
    David L. D.July 18, 2013
    Awesome as always.
  • Gerardo V.
    Gerardo ValerdiFebruary 13, 2013
    Cake shake FTW!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreSeptember 9, 2011
    Fantastic chopped salad!!
  • Sunshine V.
    Sunshine VargasMarch 8, 2012
    Love the burgers...mmm
  • Matt F.
    Matt FlemingNovember 23, 2012
    Hot beef is the best.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MahiApril 19, 2012
    Try the onion rings.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 18, 2013
    Try the Hot Dog
  • Cassia O.
    Cassia OhashiDecember 11, 2015
    Lets try the best hot dog !
  • Diego G.
    Diego GomezFebruary 8, 2013
    Loved this place...
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SNovember 9, 2010
    I LOVE the Chicken Crossant Sandwich!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BernardFebruary 26, 2012
    Best chocolate cake ever.
  • M. W.
    M. W.April 8
    Beef-N-Cheddar croissant
  • Carlos U.
    Carlos UlateOctober 11, 2013
    Fettuccine Carbonara rocks!
  • Dereck A.
    Dereck AyalaJuly 29, 2011
    Get the chili cheese dog!
  • Guillermo C.
    Best chicken sandwich
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchmitzAugust 3, 2015
    Italian beef!!!!
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel AlcalaJune 15, 2013
    Chocolate eclair cake fiiiire
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 2, 2010
    Chocolate cake is moist and amazing.
  • Meowser K.
    Meowser KatNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Itailian Beef in Chicago!
  • Rod C.
    Rod CortezJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You are not a true Chicagoan if you have never been to Portillos!
  • Faune H.
    Faune HillFebruary 13, 2011
    The fries are crinkle cut.
  • Gabrielle R.
    Gabrielle RosasSeptember 27, 2014
    Cake. Shake. That is all.
  • Mario M.
    Mario Munoz3 weeks ago
    Por lo que ví, tienen de varios tipos, me decidí por el clásico y tuve que pedir dos, muy rico. Todo recién hecho y es que apenas se dan abasto.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauMay 19, 2015
    Этакий фуд корт пр-д управлением одного владельца. Бургеры. Хот доги (!). Ребра. Паста. Вкусно. Бюджетно. Знаменито. Что интересно - через 20 метров огромный Макдональдс и ниче. А это о многом говорит
  • Diego Dier
    Diego DierSeptember 21, 2015
    Buenos precios, buenas porciones y buen ambiente donde se mezcla todo Chicago, perritos y chocolate cake.
  • Alma V.
    Alma VidalDecember 24, 2014
    Hotdogs estilo chicago un MUST! El pastel de chocolate 😍😍😍😍y las papas a la francesa con queso deliiii!
  • Jesus R.
    Jesus Rosas4 days ago
    Wow todo está excelente! No importa que sea lo que pidas del menú.
  • Araiz A.
    Araiz ArriolaDecember 28, 2014
    Tienes que comer un hot dog, la salchicha lleva anís y pan artesanal, muy barato y delicioso.
  • Chispi
    ChispiApril 6, 2016
    Es un lugar muy divertido, muy barato y hran sabor. Chilli cheese hotdog $3.49
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroSeptember 2, 2016
    Venha experimentar o hot dog tradicional de Chicago!
  • Gen R.
    Gen RamirezDecember 29, 2014
    Excelente lugar calidad y sabor
  • Oscar J.
    Oscar JiménezDecember 20, 2014
    No son tan amables los empleados pero esta bien ricos los hot dogs! Y el pastel de chocolate!
  • Fernanda M.
    Que ricooooo. El hot dog al carbón era lo mejor. Lo mejor!
  • Ergin E.
    Ergin EroğluAugust 23, 2015
    Sosisli inanılmaz güzeldi
  • Oscar P.
    Oscar PadillaOctober 28, 2015
    Muy ricos los Hot dogs sin duda debes comer ahí.
  • RMFY
    RMFYJune 11
    Las malteadas son deliciosas y las hamburguesas 🍔 igual
  • Miguel Ángel M.
    Miguel Ángel MartínAugust 28, 2014
    un sitio perfecto para degustar cocina americana
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo DinamitaFebruary 14, 2016
    No puedes dejar de venir si vas de visita a Chicago.
  • Valeria M.
    Valeria MazaOctober 25, 2015
    Unos de los mejores hotdogs q he probado
  • Alfonso G.
    Alfonso GarciaSeptember 13, 2012
    Local súper auténtico. El hot dog with everything es barato y riquísimo.
  • Vanezza P.
    Vanezza PineapleJuly 5, 2013
    Riquisimo italian beef pruebenlo
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MaganaAugust 8, 2011
    Las ensaladas, ribs y hot dogs son la onda!
  • mustafa k.
    Sosisli beef sandwich yedigim en iyilerden
  • Rolando V.
    Rolando VelezOctober 26, 2014
    No son hotdogs de Hermosillo, pero hay que probar el polish
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeviSeptember 24, 2015
    Не дорого и вкусно, местный колорит.
  • youngjin y.
    youngjin yoonSeptember 14, 2014
    사람이 믾아사 대기줄에서 주문을 받고 계산하면 옆에 기다리는 경우도 있습니다
  • Luis V.
    Luis VallejoMay 15, 2016
    Los mejores hot dogs
  • Ирина И.
    Ирина ИвановаSeptember 5, 2015
    Хот-дог, сделанный на родине хот-дога, такой хот-дог))
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