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“First time I've tried the BBQ Ribs!!”
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
Ranked #1 of 127 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast food
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
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Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We met our cousins from Wisconsin for dinner last Saturday night around 6:30pm. The restaurant was buzzing. The Ribs were simply delicious. We also ordered Hot Dogs, Chicken and Italian Beef Sandwiches. We had a great time visiting with our cousins and learning how they came to love Portillo's. They took 6 pounds of Italian Beef and French Bread home with them for the freezer.

The only downside was that the Italian Beef sandwich for dining in took a lot more time than the rest of our orders to be served, so that was a cramp on the rest of us. When we asked what was the delay, they said "we're busy". Perhaps they can work on their timing? The rest was fantastic, it's Portillo's after all!

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Thank Jeanne B
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We are big fans of Portillo's we were staying at a hotel nearby. My cousin and her young adult children really wanted Portillo's. They are from southern IL so it's a big treat.

We arrived after the lunch rush. We began our orders with a staff member in line who said "you're going to have to repeat most of that , I didn't get your entire order" we were next in line and opted to start from scratch. I placed my order first and my cousin followed. I heard her repeat her hot dog toppings. We moved over to pick up. Unfortunately, we didn't check her order before we left.

The hot dogs weren't correct and a chicken sandwich was missing. The next afternoon they returned--because it's so good but, there order was incorrect again. Please slow down and listen carefully!!!

Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

It was very crowded when we arrived on a Friday night. and so we fully expected to have a long wait. But we were wrong and pleasantly surprised. We walked right up, ordered promptly and in no time we had our delicious Italian roast beef sandwich which was "dipped" in gravy. The place ran like clockwork! The meat was wonderfully seasoned, hot and delicious. We weren't too hungry, so we only ate sandwiches, but the pasta and salads at the other tables looked scrumptious. I wouldn't hesitate to return and to try other things in the menu. But it would be hard not to order the same sandwich. Mmmmm!

Thank SWtraveling
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

After seeing our Facebook friends frequent Portillo's on their visits to Chicago (2+ hours from our home in Central IL), we decided to give it a try on our way through the area. We love the theming. The staff were nice and friendly and fun. While the hot dog and chili and cake was good, the italian beef was amazing! Tried their sister-company onsite, as well, and that fettucini alfredo was out of this world...We will most defintely be back.

Thank weluvtravlin5
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Our group of baseball families drove here specifically for the Italian beef sandwich that is a Chicago tradition. The restaurant was especially busy, but our group moved through the lines very quickly. It's amazing the amount of people they can serve in an orderly manner. The Italian beef sandwich was amazing. It was piled high and was very juicy. Onion rings were also very good. If you want to experience a Chicago tradition, make sure you find the nearest Portillo's, it's worth it.

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Thank sambra41
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