This über-efficient local chain, begun in Villa Park in 1963, is mostly found in the suburbs. But at the one city Portillo's, in tourist-heavy River North, out-of-towners flock in search of an authentic Chicago dog. The thick, nicely juicy dog comes on poppyseed bun steamed to perfect softness and with a generous helping of thick-cut tomatoes, onions and a hefty pickle slice.
100 W Ontario St
|Cross street:||between Clark and LaSalle Sts|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thurs 10:30am-11pm; Fri, Sat 10am-midnight|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Chicago, Grand.|
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Portillo's in River North gets packed in the evenings! The process to order can be a little confusing if you've never been there before, but don't worry, the greasy goodness is worth it. Grab a table and chow down on a burger and shake. A new Portillo's is coming to Chicago soon too!
One of my favorite fast food chains in Chicago. Their Italian beef to the Chicago style hot dogs are great. I would also recommend the cake shake. They are also fast about serving your food even if they are really busy.