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Merichka's

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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Il
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a popular place during my teen and young adult years. I have recently tried this restaurant a few times but was disappointed. Merichkas used to have the best poor boy ever. That is not the case anymore. I wish it were not true but the meat quality simply is not the same. Very tough.

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Thank beezdee
soxfan05Chicago, Manager at Merichka's, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you feel this way, but I assure you the meat and everything is prepared the same exact way. Our main butchers have been with us for over 40 years and are using the same cubing machines. I do hope you visit again and please drop me a line merichkas@gmail.com if you do and let me know... More 

Joliet, Illinois
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a great steak sandwich, you got to try a poorboy at merichkas, it is truly a wonderful eating experience, also the double baked potatos are excellent, cant wait to go back

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Thank topspeed1948
Joliet, Illinois
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went for dinner and again it was great. Have been coming here for 50+ years and it always brings back memories of my childhood. Great staff, very friendly, food was great, love the homemade salad dressings. The onion rings are so awesome. If you have never been, try it but go hungry.

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Thank nursemom2700
Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The poorboys and yodel burgers are excellent and the atmosphere is very casual. The price is somewhat high. Not somewhere to eat every week but definitely a special occasion must.

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1 Thank Marilyn C
Mokena, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant serves a quality meal at a great price. My group had fried chicken it was great. The American fries were really good. The wait staff is warm and friendly. This is a trip in time in a good way.

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Thank mokenavince-11
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the best Garlic Steak Sandwiches ever! Sunday dinner is very good too! Can' t say enough about Merichka's. Family friendly. Mom and Pop atmosphere. Great place.

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1 Thank Iplantem
chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Excellent steaks...best tasting and cooked bone-in cowboy rib-eye I've had in quite some time....and excellent onion rings, and double baked potato.

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Thank fasteddie174
Aurora
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took our youngest son and his lady out for dinner here. The garlicy poorboy steak and chicken sandwiches were amazing. I really loved their homemade French dressing.

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Thank Tom B
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

small but nice great service great atmosphere friendly staff has a family room for larger partys beers always cold but they have a great selection of wines and liquor food comes out hot coffee is hot great selection of desserts just give em a call and let them know your coming great for baptisms rehersal dinners confirmation what ever your... More 

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Thank Jim C
Chicago
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place never disappoints, it has been around over 30 years and has great food. It is a good place for the entire family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?