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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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“poorboys” (30 reviews)
“poor boy” (46 reviews)
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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been around forever and always nice to get a poor boy ! Not like the old days but still an awesome meal. Also the double baked potato is delicious!

Thank danity1202
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only place to even try a poorboy in our families opinion. Double baked potato is a must. Special occasions call for a great steak and the filet doesn't disappoint. Get it bacon wrapped-it's complimentary! Fried chicken Mondays are a must as well.

Thank Watfamchicago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best Poorboys anywhere not to mention their double baked potatoes. I do need to say that our service wasn't that great. It was very crowded and waited over an hour for our food and never received refill's on our drinks. That is...More

Thank JDec823
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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 11 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 15 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

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Reviewed 9 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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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