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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“poor boy” (96 reviews)
“onion rings” (35 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Old school. Proven. Dependable. It's not unusual to see 4 generations of a family dining together. It's an old/fashioned family steakhouse. Like many patrons I went for decades -- literally decades -- and ordered the chopped steak Poorboy within garlic "Butterine" , onion rings, and...More

1  Thank David V
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband grew up going here for poorboys on special occasions. On our first visit 25 years ago this was the first place he wanted to take me. The food has always been great, handbreaded onion rings, twice baked potatoes and the garlic steak poorboys....More

1  Thank JV12013
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We took my uncle out for his birthday. The waitress was a doll. Our drinks never got under half before she was refilling them. Our food order was correct and great. We have eaten here many times over my lifetime and it is still as...More

1  Thank theelusive11
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We come five hundred miles to come back for a poor boy here. The chicken steak and lobster are also good and I would change up what I ordered then but now it's Cole slaw poor boy and double baked potato. To me heaven on...More

1  Thank PJB623
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Merichka's was recommended by several locals so we decided we had to try it! The poorboy was delish and gigantic....enough to share. Soup was good too. The speciality is "butterine" which is a sauce made with margarine and garlic. Merichka's is a classic so if...More

1  Thank misopiso88
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wow, I have been going to Merichka's for over 40 years and it's the same great poor boy and onion rings. Back in the day I could get two of them. The garlic just drips off your chin. The place just doesn't change. Come to...More

Thank smiller560
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Best onion rings...The poorboy is incredible.....steak with cheese..onioms..mushrooms...the salads..great service...

Thank 141cobalt07
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

There's a reason Merichka's has been open in Joliet for as long as it has~ their Poorboys are like no other. Try 'em with garlic butter and swiss cheese & the double baked potatoes are awesome. The onion rings are delicious, too!

Thank Kris S
Reviewed April 6, 2016

I grew up eating these Poorboys and it's hard imagine anything other sandwich by the same name! Every time I am back in town this is the first stop for a meal. Definitely worth the experience. Sometimes it takes a while to get a table,...More

Thank JoelH77
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Food was great! Our waitress was very attentive! We had a great family dinner! My sister was in nursing school and we went here for her graduation. Nostalgic!

Thank riordan1317
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Response from Cubfanatic | Reviewed this property |
Cube steak
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Response from Phyllis V | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware, but I never asked. Best to call the restaurant directly for the best info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crest Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 815-723-9371
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