When it comes to dining in a large city like Chicago, you might think of fancy five-star restaurants where you can’t even
pronounce half of the items on the menu. Luckily Chicago has a little bit of everything when it comes to food, so if you’re looking for simple, yet good food, try Portillo’s.
Portillo’s is a casual restaurant located throughout the Chicago area known for their hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. They also feature a variety of other sandwiches, as well as burgers and salads to satisfy everyone.
The restaurant originally started out in a trailer in the 1930’s and has evolved into an eatery so popular that it currently includes 45 locations, according to the Portillo’s website. In fact, they regularly receive calls from customers in other states, sometimes even other countries, asking if Portillo’s will be adding a location near them! Their website also adds that most recently, Scottsdale, Az. and Tempe, Az. have been the lucky ones chosen to have a Portillo’s built outside of Chicago.
While the hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches are a permanent fixture in each Portillo’s, some of the restaurants
have different themes that make you feel like you’re in another decade. Each location is different, but offers a unique dining experience because of the fun atmosphere. Depending on which location you dine at, the decor of the place will make you feel as if you’ve gone back in time to the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s.
Yes, Portillo’s has amazing burgers, fries and sandwiches, but what if you’re in the mood for something different? Maybe you’re looking for a restaurant that is business-casual opposed to Portillo’s old diner feel. Check out the four other restaurants in the Portillo’s family that offer a variety of foods:
If you’re looking for good food and great service at a reasonable price, Portillo’s is the place to go. Besides, where else can you get an amazing Chicago-style hot dog, piled with any topping you can think of?
To learn more about Portillo’s or view their menu, visit their website.