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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food, try the wagyu steak! Drink prices are reasonable, excellent food and ample parking. What more could you ask for?

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best Poorboys! Get them for takeout or go to the restaurant for a lovely lunch or dinner. They also have great steaks, chicken and fish! We ordered the combo appetizer and got a huge amount of food, (The onion rings and...More

Thank Rachael T
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Merichka's was my parents favorite restaurant in the late 1950's. I took my son there for a very enjoyable lunch. Sandi was an awesome and friendly server! My ice tea was never empty. My son had a burger that was too big to finish. The...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I was introduced to Merichka's over 55 years ago. Then it was a miracle for a poor college student (Lewis College '65). Holy cow, you could get a salad and a poor boy sandwich and a beer for under $5. Not surprised here that over...More

1  Thank bensson
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The wife and I joined our best friend and his family for a luncheon. The hostess sat us promptly, the waitresses were attentive and took our orders. The was cooked to everyone liking and it was good. My wife and I ordered their famous Poor...More

Thank 902Jose_R
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Stopped here in Crest Hill today, after a business trip in Joliet, IL. This restaurant has been in business since 1922, I believe. Clean, with a friendly staff, and food that was delicious and plentiful! We started with an "appetizer". . . Onion rings and...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The poor boys are very delicious. Restaurant is like old fashion but nice and clean.. I love the atmosphere.

Thank 150susanv
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have went to Merichka's several times and really had excellent poorboy with double baked potato,cannot beat the food but high priced for a poor man!

Thank Q3039LGdavidp
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a great sandwich. Merichka's is family owned and steeped in tradition. They have served the same amazingly yummy sandwiches for years. I had them cater my sisters bachelorette party and they could not have been easier to work with. Everyone loved the sandwiches....More

Thank mswhizzy2017
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lively and crowded, Merichka's has a loyal following - and for good reason. We've been there many times over the years and always enjoyed the poor boy sandwiches. I remember the great flavor and, gotta admit, sometimes the garlic sauce that sort of dripped down...More

Thank kaje54
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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