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    Portillo's in Chicago

    Is it good? That seems to be all I hear about out here for places I should eat. Any opinions on people that have ate there before?


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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    We ate there before a Cubs game in July and made another trip (15 dollar cab ride) just to eat there again the next day. Hot dogs are amazing---pretty much can't go wrong with anything in there...



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Italian beef = yummy...



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    We ate there before a Cubs game in July and made another trip (15 dollar cab ride) just to eat there again the next day. Hot dogs are amazing---pretty much can't go wrong with anything in there...
    Thanks. Everybody I've talked to makes it seem like it's the best place on earth. I guess I'll have to find out myself one of these days.


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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    We ate there before a Cubs game in July and made another trip (15 dollar cab ride) just to eat there again the next day. Hot dogs are amazing---pretty much can't go wrong with anything in there...
    Ditto on the hotdogs. Unlike anything else.



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Ditto on the hotdogs. Unlike anything else.
    Good. yes.

    best place on earth? kind of a stretch.

    yes, i've eaten at one of these restaurants.



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    That seems to be all I hear about out here for places I should eat.
    Heres another one: Giordanos.



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Heres another one: Giordanos.
    Sounds Italian. What do they serve there?


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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Get the Beff N' Cheddar croissant. Its the only thing I get there.



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Get the Beff N' Cheddar croissant. Its the only thing I get there.
    mmm sounds tasty.. Is the place expensive or pretty reasonable?


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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Sounds Italian. What do they serve there?
    Pizza. Really good stuffed pizza



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Pizza. Really good stuffed pizza
    mmmm dang, I just looked at their menu online. It looks like you would get stuffed after just 2 pieces. ha


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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    Good. yes.

    best place on earth? kind of a stretch.

    yes, i've eaten at one of these restaurants.
    I wouldn't call myself a counessiour of hotdogs, but it is the best one I've had.

    Where are some better ones at?



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    mmmm dang, I just looked at their menu online. It looks like you would get stuffed after just 2 pieces. ha
    You will learn after living here for a while that eating deep dish is the only way to have pizza.



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    Re: Portillo's in Chicago

    Portillo's is a safe bet and there are like 27 or so around the Chicagoland area. Ricobene's is also very good, but there are fewer of them. Giordono's is my favorite pizza, but there are also some good stuffed pizza places like Lou Malnati's, Uno's, and Gino's East.

    Portillo's is great, but I think it is a bit overrated, only in the sense that it is so crowed in some of the locations now.

    As a side note, you can find a nice autograph of Sean Hayes in many if not all of them.



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