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“Great Dogs, Beef and Salads”
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
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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 24 September 2013

Great spot for a casual lunch. Fast food with sit down restaurant quality. The Italian Beef and Sausage Combination is a must. The Chopped Salad is good and filling. The Hot Dogs are what they are known for and you can't go wrong ordering one or more.
Good spot for a quick family lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We have been fans of Portillo's since a neighbor brought back their Chicago Style Hotdogs to us, in Indianapolis, years ago. There are about three dozen scattered around the Chicago area. He doesn't franchise, so he keeps a tight hold on quality. Sure hope that he comes to indy.

This is a Quick Service deal, where you order, pay and then you get your food and seat yourself. This isn't explained very well but after one visit, you know how they all work.

They have wonderful Chicago hotdogs. The Jumbo is a meal in itself! The prices are decent. While I'm not a fan of their Italian Beef (not enough flavor), they make up for it quanity. The Ravioli is to die for. . The fries are really good. This location also sells ribs but we did not try them. The staff is extremely accomodating. Each store has unique styling.

They do sell beer (what? No Old Style?!) and the kicker is that a giant Schooner of MGD is only $3!

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Thank Doodle1011
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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

I'm always amazed how well managed this location is... the drive thru is unbelievable. They are always precise and friendly. The food - especially the chicke poppy seed fruit salad and French fies are awesome!

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Thank fortheinnocent
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We live in Florida now and whenever we get back to the Chicago area, we MUST go to Portillo's to eat. We miss our Vienna hot dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches! They have a garbage salad and chicken parm that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. The service and prices can't be beat. The whole family was in from around the country for a wedding and we had a feast poolside at the Marriott. It was delicious! If you've never been ---- you are missing out. I wish they would open one down here in Fort Myers.

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Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Portillo's was near our hotel and looked fun on the outside so we decided to try it. They have waiters in the drive through area taking orders but we ate inside so I don't know how that all worked exactly. We were there later in the afternoon, it wasn't busy. We didn't know what to do - do we seat ourselves? Do they seat us? So we stood there quite awhile with a worker just to our left texting and others sort of half-halfheartedly cleaning tables. No one told us what to do but finally we saw we were to go clear to the back, place an order and wait for the pick up. Fine! It should be posted clearly by the door though. We ordered a hotdog and a salad. The salad was generous and good and fresh, the "Chicago dog" wasn't as good as the ones we get at the MN State Fair - sorry Chicago! This one seemed mushy and wasn't all that outstanding. But this would be a great, fun place to bring a lot of kids. If we lived there, I would probably go back and try some other things. The salad was good. The tables and floors were sort of dirty but there was a lot to look as far as decorations go. It was just....OKAY.

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Thank MNClean
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