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3895 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2424
+1 630-762-8484
10:30 - 22:30
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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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Saint Charles
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a quick quality meal. Love the protein groups and chocolate cake. Always great stuff.

Thank Jim P
Edwardsville, Illinois
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portillo's has been an institution around Chicago for as long as I can remember. The chain has really grown over the years, expanding the menu and the size of their outlets. This one in St. Charles is one of the largest I've been to. I've always loved the Chicago Style Hot dogs and their Italian Beef is about as good... More 

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Thank Ricardo59IL
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I am in the Chicago area I try to stop at one of these. This Italian beef is fantastic. If you are not worried about calories then you must do the chocolate cake shake

1 Thank Maaingun
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to St. Charles for thanksgiving. We got in during dinner and decided to head out and eat. The first place we decided to go was Portillo's. I was excited because it has been years since I had a loaded polish sausage Chicago style... needless to say it will be a while until I do. We... More 

1 Thank Yanick H
Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Some of the best fast food in the country! Don't think you can top the hot beef sandwich, the Italian sausage is the best and the burgers are fantastic with great choices! Ya gotta try the chopped salad and end your meal with their fantastic chocolate cake...heaven!

1 Thank Kevin M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 3 November 2016

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 8 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 

1 Thank Omar J
Geneva, Illinois
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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!!!

1 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

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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