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Yummy! We’re all in for a treat today! In what may be considered as an American classic when it comes to gastronomical delights, Portillo’s is a great restaurant to enjoy massive yet even healthy dishes. From exciting dine-in experiences to overly awesome takeout or delivery choices, this is one restaurant where you can be sure your taste buds are in for a surprise!
And when it comes to surprises, we are definitely excited writing and sharing more about what this massive food chain has in store for food aficionados everywhere. Let’s find out more below on what one can expect from Portillo’s!
An Overview on Portillo’s Restaurant
Portillo’s first started, surprisingly, as a simple hot dog stand in Illinois last 1963. “The Dog House,” a humble food venture founded by Dick Portillo, opened on North Avenue in Villa Park. With an investment of $1,100, “The Dog House” expanded into one of the greatest food adventures in the country – talk about the power of great taste started by Mr. Portillo!
And through the years, the unique and wonderful taste that Portillo introduced in the market continued to evolve and reach out to more people. With an ever-expanding menu, the point of the matter is that quality is still retained on every dish. This is a great testament that Portillo’s still stays strong today.
Some Hot Picks Found in the Portillo’s Menu
And speaking of taste, we’d like to share some great food picks straight out of this amazing restaurant’s menu below:
Beef & Sausage Sandwiches
Possibly one of the most famous dishes that Portillo’s has created, the Italian Beef Sandwich is mainly known for its exquisite taste and detail on creation. Slow-roasted to perfection, with a four-hour clock to maintain, this thin-sliced beef is complemented with freshly-baked Turano French bread. Additionally, the Portillos Italian Beef Sandwich can be served in many ways:
- Standard – served with a splash of a secretly-spiced Portillo’s gravy.
- Dipped – the entire sandwich is dipped in the secretly-spiced Portillo’s gravy.
- Dry – served with very little gravy.
Take note, the gravy comes from the four-hour slow-roasted process of cooking the Italian beef. Coupled with the secret spices, this is definitely a dish worth your time!
Shakes & Malts
Another popular dish we’d like to highlight first is the Portillos Chocolate Cake Shake. You heard that right – it’s a slice of chocolate cake blended into a milkshake! And considering just how yummy the cakes baked in this restaurant, having this pastry served in a shake is a unique and wonderful experience that you should definitely try at least once (believe us, it’s going to be more than once!).
Portillo’s serves a variety of hamburgers – cheeseburger, bacon hamburger, bacon double hamburger, just to name a few. No matter the choice one indulges in, the 1/3 lb serving of juicy and char-boiled burger patties will surely savor your taste buds!
Since Portillo’s first started as a hot dog stand, it’ll also come as no surprise that this restaurant still serves these fine and tasty creations. Aside from the typical hot dog choices (jumbo, chili cheese, etc.), Portillo’s also serves a tasty Char-Grilled Maxwell Street Polish Sausage. As a homage to Mr. Dick Portillo’s favorite spot to enjoy Polish Sausages (the corner of corner of Maxwell St. & Halsted St.), his decision to let more people know and enjoy this unique gastronomical experience is a sure-fire hit!
Up for something heavy? Portillo’s also serves ribs, with a choice of a half slab or a full slab. Seasoned with secret spices and also slow-cooked to perfection like their signature Italian beef, these ribs are one of the tastiest dishes to enjoy in this restaurant!
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Perhaps something light will catch your fancy? Salads are aplenty in Portillo’s. Choose from chopped, Caesar, Chipotle BBQ (served with chicken), Greek Pasta, and the like – there’s just so much in this list, proving that there’s a salad for everybody in Portillo’s!
Portillo’s has also expanded its menu in offering delightful pasta dishes. Some choices that one may want to consider indulging in are Double Stuffed Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti, and Lasagna.
Additionally, and available on select Portillo’s branches, the Barnelli’s Exclusives line of pasta dishes are awesome creations to feast upon. Some exclusives to try are the Baked Mostaccioli, Rigatoni Ala Vodka, Oven Baked Spaghetti, Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken al’Diavolo, and Pesto Chicken & Mushrooms.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the cake in the Portillos Chocolate Cake Shake is a treat that will delight anyone with a sweet tooth. Aside from chocolate, other cake flavors to choose from are strawberry shortcake, and chocolate éclair.
There’s definitely more to be excited with the Portillo’s menu, but the list is definitely massive. The best way to enjoy the dishes from the restaurant is to simply hop on over to a branch and delight yourself on what’s offered – it’s an experience that may even make each dish elevate one’s expectations!
Accordingly, we’d also like to highlight some other information that may prove to be helpful when seeking out Portillo’s food. Do take note that these are all just some overview information – a more detailed explanation can be sourced out from Portillo’s staff or representatives.
From its startup location in Illinois, Portillo’s has expanded onto other states. Noteworthy states to know about are Chicago, California, Indiana, Arizona, and Florida.
Standard business hours apply for Portillos hours. Please contact a specific branch for more details.
Portillo’s ships food to all 50 states in the country – a great choice to consider without having to travel way and beyond to taste some wonderful food (although, as we’ve mentioned earlier, dining in Portillo’s is worth the trip!).
Do enjoy a hearty meal at Portillo’s today!
|Hot Dogs & Chili|
|2 Hot Dogs||$5|
|Char-Grilled Maxwell Street Polish Sausage||$4.59|
|Char-Grilled Polish Sausage||$4.59|
|Jumbo Hot Dog||$3.49|
|Jumbo Chili Cheesedog||$4.25|
|Bowl of Chili||$4.19|
|Italian Beef Sandwich||$5.99|
|Big Beef Sandwich||$7.99|
|Char-Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwich||$4.99|
|Combo Beef & Char-Grilled Italian Sausage||$6.99|
|Cup of Beef||$4.90|
|Char Broiled Chicken Sandwich||$4.99|
|Char-Broiled Chicken Croissant||$5.29|
|Breaded Chicken Sandwich||$4.99|
|Breaded Chicken Croissant||$5.29|
|Chicken Tenders 4 Piece||$4.29|
|Chicken Tenders 4 Piece||$6.39|
|Bacon Double Hamburger||$8.65|
|Bacon Double Cheeseburger||$9.65|
|Grilled Portobello Sandwich||$5.99|
|Cold Veggie Croissant||$2.95|
|Veggie Hot Dog||$1.29|
|Greek Salad with Chicken||$7.99|
|Chipotle BBQ Salad with Chicken||$7.99|
|Tuscan Chicken & Bacon Salad||$7.99|
|Fresh Berry & Toasted Almond Salad||$8.69|
|Garbage Salad *New Recipe!*||$7.99|
|Garden Side Salad||$3.59|
|Greek Pasta Side Salad||$3.25|
|Half Slab of Ribs||$12.50|
|Half Slab of Ribs Dinner||$15.50|
|Full Slab of Ribs||$19.99|
|Full Slab of Ribs Dinner||$22.99|
|Double Stuffed Cheese Ravioli||$7.59|
|Sides, Fries & Onion Rings|
|Large French Fries||$2.59|
|Small French Fries||$2.09|
|Chili Cheese Fries||$3.75|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||$3.99|
|Lemon Poppyseed Muffin||$0.80|
|Side of Pasta Sauce||$0.50|
|Side of Italian Sausage||$3.75|
|Bread- French Bread Piece||$0.75|
|Cheese-Shredded Cheddar Cheese||$0.60|
|Cheese-Shredded Mozzerella Cheese||$0.60|
|Dressing - Ranch Dressing||$0.29|
|Dressing- Caesar Dressing||$0.29|
|Dressing- Chipotle Ranch Dressing||$0.29|
|Dressing- Honey Mustard Dressing||$0.29|
|Dressing- House Dressing||$0.29|
|Drinks, Shakes & Smoothies|
|Large Soft Drink||Starts $2.49|
|Small Soft Drink||Starts $2.09|
|Large Iced Tea||$2.49|
|Small Iced Tea||$2.09|
|New Premium Lemonade||$2.49|
|Cup of Coffee||$1.59|
|Large Sweet Tea||$2.49|
|Small Sweet Tea||$2.09|
|Large Chocolate Cake Shake||$5.19|
|Large Lemon Cake Shake- Limited Time!||$5.19|
|Small Chocolate Cake Shake||$4.19|
|Small Lemon Cake Shake- Limited Time!||$4.19|
|Bottle of Water||$1.59|
|Bottle of San Pellegrino||$2.49|
|Chocolate Cake Slice||$3.19|
|Lemon Cake Slice- Limited Time!||$3.19|
|Whole Chocolate Cake||$19.99|
|Whole Lemon Cake- Limited Time!||$19.99|