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“Oh, yum..... have to have Portillo's every couple of months!”
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
Ranked #4 of 446 Restaurants in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
naperville, illinois
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Oh, yum..... have to have Portillo's every couple of months!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great Italian beef. Great sausage, Great Hog Dogs! Something about Portillo's.... you just have to have your 'fix' every so often!

We eat here every couple of months - for lunch. Orders are quickly taken and processed. Staff is pretty good about clearing and cleaning off tables.

I have never indulged , but the chocolate cake is supposed to be excellent.

And, a total hats off to the outdoor order takers who are there rain/shine, cold/heat. They have the system down to a 't' !

  • Visited January 2014
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Naperville,Il.
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Retired”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Awesome every time. Anyone who gives this place a one star should be banned from doing reviews ever again. And health care nuts this may not be the place for you, even though they have good salads.

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Connecticut
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270 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“A Chicago tradition - Italian beef”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Was steered to this place by the hotel. Told the woman that I was a returning Chicagoan and needed an excellent Italian beef. Wasn't disappointed. Had the Italian beef/sausage combo with green peppers and light dip. Would rate it 9/10 and it held up well to the gold standard of Johnnies in Elmwood Park. Place very clean, staff quite good & helpful.
Onion rings nice and crispy. Fulfilled my cravings perfectly.

Visited February 2014
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Ohio
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197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best 'fast' Food”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Portillos looks to be a Chicago area tradition, at least from an out of town guy like me. I've ate at many of these establishments over the years as I travel to the Chicago area often. These are more than just restaurants with great food, but rather an experience. First, the insides of these establishments are themed like an old time eatery. The menu is easy to follow and the staff efficient but friendly. I always get an Italian Beef which is kind of like a Chicago version of the Philly cheesesteak but different. I like both so I like getting them. They have excellent salads, great hot dogs and usually an Italian section as well. I love their French Fries. They are one of two establishments where I will allow myself to have French fries. When you make your order you are given a number and then you walk down to a serving area to pick up your food and drink. You'll hear that number again usually with a witty phrase rhyming with the number. I've heard them many times and still enjoy the show. When you go, these places are always busy, but these guys are efficient, so don't let the full parking lot and the full drive through lane scare you as you will get in and out quickly. Highly recommended as a great place to go.

Visited January 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Busy but fast great Italian beef and other food”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Portillo's always seems to be very busy, but the food comes fast. They have excellent Italian beef sandwiches and their chopped salad is to die for. Hot dogs and hamburgers also good. Definitely worth the stop.

  • Visited December 2013
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