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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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