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#48 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-587-8910
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Rochester, Michigan
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the Chicago hot dogs. Cool inside atmosphere. The Italian beef is not to my taste but I'm just not a fan of Italian beef. The cake shake was incredible but super rich and filling. We ordered a large and couldn't finish it between the two of us. We'll be back!

Thank James M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have heard of this place many times over the years. Finally when on a trip to Chicago and let me say, BEST hot dog EVER. I have had many hot dogs across the country and this place is the best! This is a must stop for any trip!

Thank Zachary T
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Chicago please try here! Chicago style hot dogs are definitely a must try!.. beefs are fantastic! And the cheeseburgers are amazing. Decor and the jazz dance music gives it a fun touch while you eat and hang out with family! The workers there work very hard and fast. .. you won't be disappointed!

Thank Tina G
Bloomington, Minnesota
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every city has a vibe or feel to it. The original Portillo's made you feel like you were right by the ball park and in a an old neighborhood with the whole gang. The new owners have some of the vibe but as with any corporate take over it appears they are listening to consultants rather than experiencing the place... More 

Thank 2227mechanic
Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best Italian beef, Chicago hotdogs, fries, Chocolate cake, and chopped salads!! Never disappointed when we come here. I was so happy there was one in Southern Cali, but not close enough to San Diego to go every week. I was home in Chicago for a week and went twice! Oh my gosh, it was sooooo good!

Thank tcayala
Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is very good! It is definitely Chicago food at its best. Best of all the experience was great. Great service and ambiance.

Thank BovianM
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is classic Chicago cuisine, let me list my favorites: Hot dogs Beef sandwiches Cheese fries Tamales (amazing) Strawberry shortcake Impossible to get a bad meal here

Thank Gary P
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big food? Italian-like options? No waiters / no tips? American-friendly menu? Kitschy decor? Yes on all accounts. It is reasonable food with reasonable prices. Self-service ordering makes quick work of that task and the food is prepared quite fast. Portillo's is a Chicago staple and a favorite of locals. Places like this gain a following from children who grow to... More 

Thank M B
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was recommended to us last week, and so we decided to give it a try, and we were NOT disappointed. It's set up as a self-service type order system. You walk up, place your order, and wait for your number to be called. I had a plain hot dog and fries, and it was so good. Not your... More 

Thank Adnama182
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

EVERTHING is great here ... if u are looking for authentic Chicago style food this is the right spot !!! Italian beef / combos , hot dogs etc yum

Thank sheryl m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Fast food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-587-8910
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?