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“Don't Miss This Place When in Chicago”

Portillo's Hot Dogs
Ranked #3 of 184 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

First time in Chicago to visit a friend and the first place we stop is Portillo's. Huge place, 2 lanes of drive thru backed up at 1:30pm on weekday.

Chili dog was awesome, the bun was steamed very soft. Also had the Italian Beef, excellent as well.

If you go, you have to get the chocolate cake! Two people can easily split a piece. I'd come back just for the cake!

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Grew up next to Dick Portillo's first trailer spot in Villa Park. Loved the many locations that have followed. The execution during lunch rush is pure art. Watch the folks whip together the best Chicago Dog and Italian Beef your mouth will ever taste. Please open in Atlanta where I live now! Must stop when I am back in Chicago.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Bar none, this is the place in America to get an Italian Beef sandwich with hot peppers and extra gravy!!! Wowza, I would travel on cheap airlines and suffer WX delays and miss out on The Loop, if my business trip could possibly include a dinner or lunch or dinner and lunch -- at Portillos. I'm from the East Coast. For locals, it's like staring at the Grand Canyon everyday, and eventually, not appreciating it. Portillos is that good. Just Go! Enjoy!! Cheers!!!

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Since the sale of this business their prior fabulous drive thru service has way downhill. Too few help??

Thank IreneWheaton
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The atmosphere of this restaurant was unique and clever! I got the vegetable sandwich which was good however, seemed a little flavorless (Literally grilled veggies, bread, and cheese I think.) The fries were okay. I don't eat meat but everyone seemed to enjoy their hot dogs!

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