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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
+1 815-788-0900
10:30 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Crystal Lake. I particularly like the Italian beef sandwiches. Portillos doesn't skip on the Italian beef. My fiancé loves The salads. Great ingredients, more than adequate portions are the rule. The chocolate cake is delicious. I love this place. I think you will too.

Thank joelpeebles
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank shrgenius
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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!

Thank jenniferjChicago
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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!

Thank 310bryanm
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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 

Thank IXLR842
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jennifer E
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Jerrybuch
Woodstock, Illinois
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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

Thank Claygoddess
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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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
Italian, American, Fast food
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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
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: 855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-788-0900
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?