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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
+1 815-788-0900
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10:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy the Italian Beef. Can ship across the country for special occasions. Also a wonderful chocolate cake. Busy for holidays with orders for pickup.

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Ingleside, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food and always busy, great menu, perfect for families and perfect place to caterer your next party.

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Thank shrgenius
chicago
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to get American food with an amazingly wide menu. Casual vibe where you order at the counter and pay first. They have great Chicago style hot dogs and delicious salads. Our favorites are the chopped salad, fish sandwich and their cheese fries. Don't forget a slice of their famous chocolate cake! Yum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to get good food--whether it's a fantastic hot dog, great burgers, or good spaghetti--you've found the place! Stop here and enjoy a room that boasts a unique atmosphere that you have to see to believe!

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason Portillo's is a "rockin" place. Their food is consistently good quality with a craveable menu. The tender Italian Beef is the best. Made on freshly baked Italian bread. The Bacon Double Cheeseburger is huge and flame grilled tasty! My personal favorite is the Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich with a side of Honey Mustard sauce. It's a tender... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've always loved their Italian Beef and really no one else compares. But the downside is it's always pretty chaotic in there. And for some reason even though there's 15 people behind the counter getting your food together it always takes forever to get your food! Much too long of a wait for the simplest of orders and I can... More 

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Thank Jennifer E
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My daughter and son-in-law visited from Tennessee and missed Portillo's so much that this was the first thing they wanted to eat when they got into town. My daughter had the Italian beef while my son-in-law had the burger and a hot dog. I had an Italian beef as well. How can you go wrong? They're all fabulous when it... More 

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Thank Jerrybuch
Woodstock, Illinois
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Love this restaurant best hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and Italian beef. Very fast drive thru and even inside they have it down to a science how to move a crowd

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Whether dining in, ordering online, or going through the drive through, Portillos always delivers. The charbroiled burgers are delicious, drink sizes are generous, thick crinkly fries are tasty, and the availabilities of pastas (since Barnelli's is right there too -my favorite is the baked mostacolli) make it a great place for lunch and dinner. And who can bypass their delicious... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a staple in the Chicago area. If you're looking for a great Chicago style hot dog or a really good Italian beef you must come here. All of their restaurants are a 1950s style diner decor. It's a great place to bring the family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:30 - 22:30
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-788-0900
Description
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?