Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Portillo's Hot DogsWhat's near Portillo's Hot Dogs?

in River North or Grand on the Red line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

SUBSCRIBE to
CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Portillo's Hot Dogs

View Map100 W. Ontario St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 587-8910
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Portillo's Hot Dogs User Reviews

Editorial Review of Portillo's Hot Dogs

This popular Chicago restaurant is just as famous for its hot dogs as the across-the-street Rock n' Roll McDonald's is for its Big Macs. Sharing a space with Barnelli's Pasta Bowl, Portillo's food comes out fast and filling, adding burgers, chicken sandwiches, Italian beef and fries to its signature dogs, which are served with mustard, relish, onions, red tomato, pickle and peppers for around $2.

Just because it's known for the meaty stuff doesn't mean it doesn't have healthy options; salads are available, including a strawberry spinach salad version that you can top with chicken. But light desserts are no fun, and Portillo's knows that. Trade in your run-of-the-mill chocolate shake for a frosty treat made from chocolate ice cream with big chunks of chocolate cake mixed in.

Though the brick exterior doesn't scream "barn," inside there are barrels, sacks of "feed," picnic-like checkered tablecloths and barn doors painted above the register. Mix that with 1940s-era touches like an old Coca-cola ad, an old car suspended from the ceiling and jazzy piano bar music. Two floors provide plenty of seating for when the fast food cravings roll in...and should you need to sate it quickly, a drive-through options lets you take it to-go in a snap.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Stephanie Sims

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Portillo's Hot Dogs too!

Hours

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

Directions to Portillo's Hot Dogs

Our directions are included with our maps of Portillo's Hot Dogs
Portillo's Hot Dogs was mentioned in these articles...

Shake It Up, 7/31/09
Skip the Slurpees this summer and opt for these creamy concoctions instead.

A Terrific Trattoria, 3/14/06
Misty travels to the 'burbs to find the perfect lunch.

chicago

chicago, metromix
-->