~ 1963 ~

Famous for: Portillo’s is famous for a few things…their chocolate cake, their cake-shakes, their yummy salads, and their delicious hot dogs particularly the Chicago-style.

Founded by: Dick Portillo who opened the first location as a hot dog stand in Villa Park (out in the west suburbs) it was originally called “The Dog House.

Fun Foodie Facts:

  • Not only known for their food but also their food ordering system that makes their drive-thru super speedy.
  • There are 7 key ingredients go on top of a Chicago-style hot dog.
  • Chicago-style hot dog started with the the Vienna Beef hot dog that gained fame at the 1893 World’s Fair.
  • Vienna Beef produces about 100 million hot dogs each year of which the majority are consumed right here in the Chicago-land area.
  • Lots of vendors describe the Chicago dog with all “the works” as “dragged through the garden.”

Our recos:

Come back and try the chocolate cake shake, their cheeseburger or even their beef and cheddar on a croissant bun. Everything they make is delicious and delivered to you in a speedy manner! Pretend you’re being healthy with the Chicago style chopped salad, don’t let it fool you though it’s still about 800 calories!

Free Dessert

Receive a free dessert when you spend $15 or more! Use Code: PHD40

100 W Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60610

Sunday Funday never tasted so good! Hop on this fast-paced tour as we brunch our way around Wrigleyville!

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$85 Adult With Alcohol | $65 Adult (no alcohol) | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance0.8 Miles

Discover why Pilsen was named one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World” by Forbes on our Street Foods of Pilsen Food Tour.  

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$85 Adult With Alcohol | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance1.4 miles
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