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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“poor boy” (96 reviews)
“onion rings” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joliet area families have been enjoying this restaurant for more years than I can remember. Folks from around the Joliet area have celebrated many special occasions here, and continue to do so. They have redecorated the entrance recently,and over the years added on to the...More

1  Thank William J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for years but moved away several years ago. This was our first visit back and the quietly of the food has not changed ! The poor boys are excellent! As well as the onion rings. The service is always...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty basic. Too much salad dressing on the salads. Fried chicken was good. Steaks are just ok.

Thank Raymond Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eating at this restaurant for nearly 60 years. I called for reservations about 2 hrs. before arriving, told them 5 for sure, maybe 9, we arrived as planned and they had set for the 9 without any more said, I was super...More

Thank Growlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in today for a business lunch with about 10 guys. I haven't been here in 5+ years and the place hasn't changed. Everyone ordered and enjoys the Po' boy steak sandwich with the garlic butter. As good, if not better than I remember....More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome, we've been going here for over 25-30 years for sure!! They have THE BEST Poorboys and Double Baked Potatoes you've ever had in your life I promise you that!! Always great service, if you get it to go believe it or...More

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have been going to Merichka's my whole life and have never been disappointed. Poorboys with Swiss cheese are a must, along with the double baked potatoes. Great for all ages. Our server Johnny was awesome!

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Back in the day, this was a hot spot! Prices are high, additional items are high. $15-$20 for a poor boy, fries and pop. Slower than usual staff. Extra $$$ for garlic butter.

Thank 1988Steph1988
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Merichka's is a family owned Crest Hill institution and the poorboys are the stars! Great fresh meals made from real food. Don't miss the poorboys, onion rings and double baked potato. Joe was so proud of his kitchen that he put a large window in...More

1  Thank WannaGoSoon
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Good double baked potato and poorboys. salad with Merichkas french dressing .Good for family gatherings and party's

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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