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3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2424
+1 630-762-8484
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it's just me but all the portions seem to have shrunk? I could never finish a beef and cheddar with fries but now I finish it all and ready for more. I will say the flavor is still there, but the staple of being the best beef around seems to be going away. Love the cake shakes though! They... More 

Thank jonfawn
Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portillo's is the go to place for out of towners and expat Chicagoans. They are pretty much everywhere, and they are true to the Chicago style of food. The Beef Sandwiches are good and juicy, the Hot Dogs are traditional. If you want a taste of Chicago and a Portillo's is close by, go for it. You will get what... More 

Thank FriendofPabu
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Portillos is a place you must visit while travelling to Chicago. They have a great selection of hamburgers, sandwiches and hotdogs. In my last visit I had the italian beef and sausage sandwich with fries. It was just amazing! If you are hungry, the small portions should be enough for one person. ...and don't forget to add a slice of... More 

Thank Omar J
Geneva, Illinois
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love the salads at Portillo's. The are large and fresh. They come with a poppy seed muffin which is tasty. We always get onion rings. They are yummy!!! The chocolate cake is delicious!!! Actually anything you get here is amazing!!!

Thank xboox
Bridgeview, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

food has always been great and I have been going there for years!!!I would definitely recommend again!!!

Thank davidkT626SZ
Spring Hill, KS
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Two teenagers and my hubby and I stopped for lunch. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger--loved the Kaiser bun it was served on, but I have had better burgers. My husband had the same and a chili dog--which he loved. My teenagers loved the chili cheese dogs, cheese fries and onion rings. We shared a chocolate shake which was one of... More 

Thank Carrie M
Ellettsville, Indiana
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First visit to this location, it's just as yummy as the other location I've visited. Chicken pecan salad has warm dijon mustard dressing, I almost skipped it, but so glad I didnt, it is so tasty it could easily be my new favorite dressing. Onion rings are the best, so good with honey mustard dressing! Fun place to go for... More 

Thank lorilorilori46
Little Rock
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Portillo's always seems to be crowded. You walk up to the correct window, order and pay and then wait for your number to be called. They have good hot beef sandwiches, dogs and salads. Wait time usually is pretty short. You also can order online and pick up or there is a window. Food is tasty.

Thank nj50
Ocean City, New Jersey
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216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Perhaps you have to be born in the midwest to get this. It is real heart attack on a plate food that isnt really that great. Greasy and noisy. The fries are really below average by any standard. If you are from either coast - stay away.

Thank jackson55555
Lawrence, Kansas
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I can always pull into any Chicagoland Portillo's, order my fav italian beef and sausage wet with giardiniera and it's always perfect. Same with the dogs, burgers, cheese fries, everything we like. As for the ribs, they're good but being from KC, I can't rave that they are the best (in KC try Jack Stack Crown Ribs or Gates imho).

Thank Steve O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-762-8484
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?