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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“poor boy” (87 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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...More

2  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...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

Thank topspeed1948
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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.
Do you ship to Arizona?
21 July 2015|
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail