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Portillo's Hot Dogs

1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
+1 630-495-9033
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chocolate cake” (68 reviews)
“italian beef” (103 reviews)
“chicago dog” (30 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best beef and cake I have ever tasted. Line is long sometimes to get service but it usually goes fast. Staff has been friendly at 4 of the locations I have been to.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmoustis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some may think o Portillo’s as a tourist trap, but this seems more like a local tradition. The hot dog with everything was delicious - the dog tasted like a good beef dog, and I love Chicago dogs with the pickle spears. Also the Italian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank billanddonnass
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Italian Beef, Hot, dipped with mozzarella cheese is the BEST beef I have ever had! All there sandwiches are excellent and the chocolate and lemon cake is incredible!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S1763YHlisan
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great food, fast service. The hot dogs are great, but so are the beef sandwiches. Chocolate cake is second to none.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I eat here every time I am in Chicago (usually twice per trip), and I get the Italian beef sandwich every time. This is simply the best Italian beef sandwich to be found in Chicago, which makes it the best Italian beef sandwich in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fantastic Italian beef sandwiches (their hot peppers are amazing). Their dogs and burgers are also some of the best around. And some of the best fries you can find. Everyone raves about their chocolate cake (I am personally not a fan). I'd rather get their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mgC5352TQ
Reviewed 13 November 2018

had Portillos of course while back home yessss glad to see the beef sandwich was still the same as ever! but my first time ordering delivery. super fast and food was hot and yummy!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trail63219342785
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I used to love their hot dogs but they must have changed their supplier. The skins on the dogs are so tough it is difficult to bite through them let alone be able to chew it

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve travelled from London to Chicago for business and could have eaten anywhere but was eager to try this place out after reading the great reviews. This place blew me away; the quality, quantity and price were all spot on. Service really good too -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in Chicago’s Logan Square area in the 50’s-60’s, we loved the hot dog stands on the corner. Nobody does hot dogs better than Portillos. It’s hamburgers, ribs, Italian sausage, Polish Sausage, Italian beef, spaghetti, chocolate cake and when they have lemon cake...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Judy K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-495-9033
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Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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