Chicago people, new Tampa people--BEWARE! Portillo's has finally went to the low road by lowering the beef on your beef & charging the same. I am from Chicago, ate at all the beef stands in the whole city, while being a salesman for 30 years, I know all the Portillo's in the Chicago area .So now, they want to rip us off by lower beef, maybe you noticed the reduction. I remember a couple of moths ago, I could hardy finish a beef--now---I'd probably have to eat two--that stinks! Stupid manager told me people were complaining the beefs were to heavy--what a crock & a stupid one at that. Even the bread has gotton stale lately. Saw the same at Giardano's- couple months--great pizza--then, lowering the cheese to half on a stuffed--charged more & went out of business--what idiots. Don't let them get away with this scam of cheating us. Check your beef & demand the right amout !!! Calling corporate today--so pissed off. Watch out also on drive thru. Got a beef, with hardly any beef on it & 1 small pepper. I love beefs, but will do without. LOOK AT YOUR BEEF WHEN YOU GET IT--COMPLAIN. This would not be tolerated in Chicago-guaranteed!
A good, non-chain southern BBQ place, but with more of a Kansas City style BBQ, very authentic, seems like it's been there for years. Quite often its packed but I've been able to walk right in, get a table and sit down to ribs in a matter of minutes. Service is great, all the staff seems like family or that they've been there a long time. Their BBQ sauce is also quite good. The chicken is great and cheap with two sides, the sausage is respective southern style and good, and the ribs can be either just good, or very good. On the other side: Pulled pork is bland. And the beef (may not be served anymore) was very dry and bland, I pretty much couldn't eat it and it's not recommended.Sides are simple and passable, the sort of stuff that you'd expect at a southern potluck, which I rather enjoyed. Desert, the Apple Cake with vanilla ice cream is excellent. So: Good for ribs and chicken, and sausage, sides are simple but good, but other items on the menu are passable at best. Why would you want something aside the ribs anyway?