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Portillo's Hot Dogs Oak Lawn

4020 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 425-1600
Five Stars
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Being a vegetarian, this would not be my first restaurant of choice. However, I have been here a few times over the years. Portillo’s has locations all over the Chicagoland area and they are best known for their hot dogs and Italian beef.


Portillo's offers a number of specialty hot dogs (a new plant-based dog is even available), beef and sausage sandwiches, char-broiled burgers, ribs, and a few pasta entrees.

The fries and onion rings are really good. I cannot comment on the hot dogs as I do not eat meat, but they serve delicious salads and pastas. The Penne Diavolo (a spicy cream based sauce with sun dried tomatoes) and the Baked Mostaccioli are both excellent choices. Most people in the Chicagoland area love their hot dogs.

This restaurant is pretty affordable, and thus, a great choice for budget minded diners and anyone dining with a large party seeking affordable comfort fare.


There is no waiter service at this restaurant as you order at the counter. It is always crowded so there is usually a sizable wait.


This popular restaurant is always very crowded and noisy. Even going on the weekdays there is almost always a sizeable crowd.

Final Remarks

If you are a big fan of hot dogs, beef, and greasy fried foods you will most likely love Portillo's. It's definitely a popular choice with both locals and tourists craving classic American comfort food!

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