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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“poor boy” (47 reviews)
“poorboy” (66 reviews)
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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Started going here in the 1970's when I was in high school. Had a chance to go again 40 years later and it is still as good as I remember. Cozy old school décor hasn't changed either. Gotta have the poorboy, house salad dressing and...More

Thank Mar L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best poor boy sandwich in the area. You can’t beat the garlic and pickles on the sandwich. Always a go too when your looking for a great meal.

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great house salad dressing and great long island ice teas. I have eaten there many times and never disappointed.

1  Thank mandy131300
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

went for a birthday celebration. Had 4 in our party and the food was soo good. The double baked potato was hot and great, the poor boys were juicy and full of garlic butter. Onion rings were to die for. The service was fast and...More

1  Thank nursemom2700
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Been going here since the early 70s. Poorboy sandwich is still the best you will find anywhere. Stopped today for lunch and had poorboy and onion rings. Excellent. Poorboys have a garlic butter on them. Our waitress was excellent today.

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a long time!! Came here with a large group for a progressive dinner. This was our 2nd stop.. We were served mini versions of The Famous Poor Boy sandwich.. It is offered with or without garlic butter...More

1  Thank Itsmekcr
Reviewed 16 July 2018

It is almost manditory to get the poorboy here. I know they have other things but the locals will get the poorboy, salad with the house (homemade french) dressing. It is greasy and garlic and your chloresteral levels will hate you but you live once....More

1  Thank pattibl
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I've tried for years to love this place. I just can't for what I get for the price. It is pretty sad that I'm more interested in the relish tray over the poor boy. More sad that I pay near $4 for some cottage cheese,...More

1  Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with family from out of town, always a great tasting poorboy and onion rings are fantastic, other menu items are also very good choices and goid service too.

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I visit Merichka’s every time I’m in town, and it never disappoints! So good! And now they sell them frozen so I always get a few to take back home!! Looking forward to my next visit !!!

Thank Barbara L
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9 June 2018|
Response from Shannon C | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall that on the menu. To be honest tho, I always get the same thing, so I don't usually read all the way through it.
Bonnie R
10 May 2016|
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Response from Cubfanatic | Reviewed this property |
Cube steak
2 November 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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