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Portillo's Hot Dogs
8390 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA   (714-220-6400)



(The following information is from 2005:)
A new buzz in the Orange County area is (about) Portillo's Hot Dogs / Portillo's Home Kitchen.
Just opened (mid-October, 2005) Portillo's atmosphere is faintly reminiscent of the Shakey's Pizza Parlors in the 1960s - almost carnival-like.  Opening week provided a steady flow of hot dog munchers milling about, waiting to pick up their order at the self-service counter, ordering beer or wine at the beer and wine counter, customers ordering at the food counter or eating hot dogs and other treats either at a table in the main dining area or at the outdoor patio.
The ambience is "Al Capone's Chicago - Modern" replete with a half-dozen booze stills high above the tables, a gangster bathing in bathtub gin, machine guns and lots of neon.  Some folks undoubtedly will find the decor offensive.



The food does not offend, however.   RIGHT-ON Chicago dogs, burgers, Italian beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and more are served steaming hot.  Prices are cool to moderate.  They also offer salads, sides, desserts and beverages (including beer and wine.)
The All Beef Hot Dog with everything: mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, kosher pickle, and of course peppers - piled high on a poppy seed bun - installs its taste in your memory files quickly ($2.29 in 2008).

Price for the All Beef Hot Dog remains the same ($2.29) as of: 3-24-08.


Price for the All Beef Hot Dog still a deal at $2.45, as of: 1-19-09.


Price for the All Beef Hot Dog went up a bit to $2.55 as of October, 2012

Price for the All Beef Hot Dog went up a bit to $2.65 as of July, 2014


Weekday lunch-time is a virtual zoo, without the animals - Well... What are they going to do with all that money?
Portillo's Home Kitchen catering (includes pasta, lasagna, wings) will plan your party.  The menu says they will ship beef, ribs and hot dogs anywhere in the U.S.
Access more information at portillos.com

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