~ 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

This tour is complete with treats from 6 bakeries, stories of ethnic holiday traditions, & ample shopping time to purchase additional goods.

Tour Length4 hours
Cost$115 Adult | $59 Adolescent (8-15) | Free Child (0-7)
Tour Distance6 Bakery Stops
NeighborhoodsNorth Shore, Sheridan Road, Village of Winnetka
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