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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“poor boy” (93 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
$$ - $$$
604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Merichka's has been in Crest hill for years. Not much has changed all these years which is a good thing. I have been going there my whole life to get the garlic poorboy. Many places have tried to duplicate this poorboy but no one comes...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This family owned restaurant has one of the BEST poorboy sandwiches that I have ever eaten! You can make it any way you would like, but with the garlic butter it is AMAZING. I also love the onion rings and double baked potatoes. Great restaurant...More

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Most of the family orders poorboys, I get mine without the garlic butter, or sometimes I get it on the side. I think I enjoy the dinner salad with house dressing more than the poor boy, which is saying something for this meat eater.

Thank justin w
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I came here for the first time with my family for Mother's Day. The place was packed, which can be annoying, but with this being my first time here, I figured it would have to be good..and it didn't disappoint! It was excellent. I got...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This place has been in existence for over sixty years. The house speciality is their Poorboy sandwich,but the fried onion rings are also great. They daily lunch specials that are not on the general menu, try them they are good.

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We ate here for the first time during lunch. We are from Pittsburgh PA so we have never been here before. I had the fried shrimp which was excellent. But someone in the family let me try their po boy steak sanwhich which was awesome!...More

Thank HBandSP
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We all had Excellent service as always. Food was delicious and timely. Merichkas has a unique flavor!

Thank S6886VWelizabethl
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stopped in for a Saturday lunch, and of course ordered the poor boy with swiss cheese! They were great, all the food was great and my husbands brandy old-fashioned was perfect! The waitress was very attentive and friendly, her service was great! Just loved it!...More

1  Thank Lor018
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi I would like to know what kind of meat the poorboy is and do you only use garlic?
10 May 2016|
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Response from Cubfanatic | Reviewed this property |
Cube steak
Do you offer Gluten free items? Thanks!
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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