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Portillo's Hot Dogs

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1780 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178-2810
+1 815-895-0100
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Portillo's is a classic staple of Chicago. The food is great, the ambiance is quirky. This location has plenty of seating and a large parking area. It is usually quite busy but service is pretty fast regardless.

Thank Iggylites
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Salad day. Delish, fresh. The place has changed a bit since the sale to new owners, but still great food.

Thank Dolores M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Portillos is a great chain of restaurants through out Illinois that are themed after 1910-1950's Illinois. They present their theme well with all sorts of antiques and exhibits. It really feels like old time Chicago and other parts of northern Illinois. Them music goes along with the theme well too. They have super good food. They food is served both... More 

Thank Adrian p
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If I go to Chicago and not stop in Portillo's, it is like never been in Chicago. The best Italian beef sandwich anywhere. I can say that Portillo's is one of the places I missed the most from the Chicago area. Living in New York now, I really missed going to for an Italian beef when I feel like it.... More 

Thank Alfred D
Sycamore, IL. U S A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This place use to be much better when Dick Portillo owned it. The bathrooms are not kept up the paper towel machines are usally at least one is empty there are 2 dispensers, sinks are dirty and paper towels on the floor. The garbage containers are full, paper napkin dispensers at least 1 or 2 are empty. I like to... More 

Thank Harlyhutch
Sycamore, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

One can not beat the quality of their food and usually fast service. They have great salads and know how to handle the drive-up traffic very well, much appreciated!!

Thank Eddie S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Famous for italian beef, maxwell polish and burgers, but I love the variety of fresh, made to order salads. Some outdoor seating available.

Thank SycamoreSunlover
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Shared a beef wrapped sausage sandwich with sweet peppers and a chopped salad. Sandwich was good. Love their chopped salad, but it's pretty big so good to share. They were of course busy as always. Called us for our salad that was ready, forgot about our sandwich and our drink. But, worked out ok, they quickly put it together.

Thank Nocturnalife
Sanford, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were in town 3 days , eat there 2 time and bought some to take home. service was fast and very accommodating.

Thank Richard M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Chicago dog came in a soggy bun with the toppings all over the place inside the wrapper. Cheeseburger was cold, with more sloppy toppings than meat, and the Chicago beef was so dry it took a large drink to wash it down. The cold fries were the best part of the meal. No, this was not take out. We ate... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sycamore
  • Phone Number: +1 815-895-0100
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?