Portillo’s menu prices are here! If you’re looking for Chicago-style food, then Portillo’s is just the place to get all of the hot dogs, Polish sausages, and Italian beef you could want.
Portillo’s isn’t just a one-trick pony, limited to dogs on a bun however: they also serve burgers, ribs, pasta, and other food that can satisfy anyone’s hunger. They’ve been celebrating great Chicago-style food for over 60 years and they’re ready to show you what it’s all about.
What follows is a complete menu guide with prices as well as some suggestions on what to order. Dig in!
Hot Dogs & Chili
|Chili Cheese Dog||$3.25|
|Char Grilled Maxwell Street Style Polish||$3.99|
|Jumbo Hot Dog||$3.10|
|Jumbo Chili Cheese Dog||$3.60|
|Bowl Of Chili||$3.75|
|Char-Broiled Chicken Sandwich||$4.85|
|Char-Broiled Chicken Croissant||$5.19|
|Breaded Chicken Sandwich||$4.59|
|Breaded Chicken Croissant||$4.95|
|Double Bacon Burger||$7.75|
Beef N Sausage Sandwiches
|Char-Grilled Italian Sausage||$4.25|
|Combo Beef & Char-Grilled Sausage||$6.19|
|Beef N Cheddar Croissant||$5.50|
|Home Cooked Sweet peppers||$0.50|
|Grilled Tuna Sandwich||$5.50|
|Halibut Filet Sandwich||$5.50|
|Grilled Vegetable Sandwich||$5.75|
|Chicken Pecan salad||$7.59|
|Apple Walnut Chicken Salad||$7.59|
|Gourmet Garden Salad||$7.59|
|Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad||$7.59|
|Poppyseed Fruit With Chicken salad||$7.59|
|Classic Caesar Salad||$4.99|
|Original Chicken Caesar Salad||$6.59|
|Hot Grilled Tuna Caesar Salad||$7.59|
|Hot Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||$7.09|
|Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin||$0.85|
These items may vary from day to day.
|Soup Of The Day||Bowl||$3.49|
|Portillos Chocolate Cake||$2.79|
|Chocolate Éclair Cake||$3.09|
|Minute Maid Lemonade||Small||$1.79|
|Minute Maid Lemonade||Large||$2.09|
|Hi-C Fruit Punch||Small||$1.79|
|Hi-C Fruit Punch||Large||$2.09|
|Chocolate Cake Shake||Small||$3.05|
|Chocolate Cake Shake||Large||$3.95|
|Coffee, Hot Chocolate||$1.50|
|Hot Tea, Milk||$1.09|
Popular Menu Items
First and foremost, if you visit Portillo’s, you have to try one of their famous Chicago-style dogs or sausages. All of their hot dogs are served on a true Chicago poppy seed bun and loading with classic fixings, although you won’t find any ketchup on these dogs: that’s a big no-no Chicagoland. Instead, you’ll find your dog smothered in chili and onions, or covered with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and peppers: a true Chicago classic.
Another must-have is the beef sandwich. Portillo’s takes thin sliced, slow roasted beef and piles it onto Turano French bread, and then tops it with cheese, peppers, and onions. The biggest decision you’ll have is to get it “wet” or “dry.” “Wet means that they dip the whole sandwich in their spicy gravy for a true, authentic Chicago beef sandwich. Of course, you can always opt for “dry,” where they just give you a little bit of the gravy.
There are also plenty of other options to choose from as well: chicken sandwiches, half- and full-slabs of ribs, char-broiled burgers, and desserts.
Here are some of the most popular items you’ll find at Portillo’s:
Char-Grill Maxwell Street Polish Sausage
This sausage is named after the street it was invented on 75 years ago, right in the heart of Chicago. They take a grilled Polish sausage slathered in yellow mustard and top it with grilled onions. Nothing screams Chicago like this.
Combo Beef and Char-Grilled Italian Sausage
You’ve read about the beef sandwiches at Portillo’s, and if that wasn’t enough, this beauty adds a grilled Italian sausage into the mix. They top it with sweet or hot peppers for a flavor combination you won’t find anywhere else.
Although you’d be missing out on amazing food, don’t feel compelled to get a dog or sausage: Portillo’s celebrates their salads as well. This “fan favorite” is chopped up romaine and iceberg lettuce mix, pasta, diced chicken, bacon, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, and green onion tossed in Portillo’s house dressing.
Chocolate Cake Slice
Finish your meal with a huge slice of homemade chocolate cake. Portillo’s bakes this fluffy dessert every day in house and gives you a double layer of chocolate cake separated and covered with chocolate frosting.
Dick Portillo founded his first restaurant in 1963. Known as The Dog House, he sold hot dogs out of an old trailer with his brother Frank. After struggling for a time, they began to make money and they opened the first Portillo’s in 1967. Portillo opened his second location in 1970.
Since then, the restaurant has expanded – primarily in the Illinois area. Today, Portillo still searches for new locations to expand and introduce customers to their Chicago-style fare!