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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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1500 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1003
+1 630-495-9033
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu here, especially if you need a grease fix. My second favorite hot dog. I just wish this place wasn't so crowded all the time, it's a date place, and a fav of people who love to eat badly (LOL). Overpriced for sure, but no one seems to care. It's also a tourist... More 

Thank sellacct
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

fast, inexpensive, reliably good sandwiches and salads. Voted best Italian Beef in Chicago. Maxwell Polish and Chicago beef hot dogs also staples...

Thank freelibran
Downers Grove, IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Portillo's is the quintessential Chicago Experience Must for Chicago style hotdogs, Italian beef, babyback ribs...and their famous chocolate cake or chocolate cake shake! I entertain a lot of out of town guests and this (and Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza!) is always a highlight. But we come back at least monthly for family dinners, too!

Thank FirstClassGal
Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fabulous Chopped Salad! Took to go because place was so very busy. We went back next day because my husband wanted a beef sandwich, but it the line was out the door. We'll be back the next time we're in Chicago.

Thank Judi B
Colona, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Love it... favorite place to eat when we come up to frys and Buy Buy baby. They have the best hot dogs ever.

Mundelein, Illinois
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When you can you must try a Portillo hot dog.If you do you will be hooked as you will be amazed at the flavor and taste. Pure greatness.

Thank Stan K
Orlando, Florida
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fantastic restaurant with many location around Chicago. Its a must go to in Chicago. Anything on the menu here will work!

Thank Brad G
Harrison, Arkansas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Grew up on this food, and after 10 years of not having it around, TOTALLY worth going back to. Same good food. Love the cheddar beef croissant, chocolate malt, and onion rings. Be sure to have time to wait, but well worth the wait!

Thank DougMac777
Barnhart, Missouri
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I am in Chicago, I have to go to Portillo's. Never disappointed! Portillo's dog, with everything on it! Italian beef, peppers and cheese!!

Thank mwpresson73
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What to say? Portillo's is an resteraunt that serves Chicago-style Italian beef and hotdogs with other offerings including salads, fountain drinks and a chocolate cake worth the trip by itself. Must go if you're visiting Chicago and the collar counties.

Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?