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604 Theodore St, Crest Hill, IL 60403-2437
+1 815-723-9371
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Marilyn C
Mokena, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

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 17 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.

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 1 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.

Thank fasteddie174
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Tom B
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

Thank Jim C
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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.

Thank havefuninthesun
Joliet, Illinois
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been going here for 40 years. Still as good as 1st time. Never had anything but a Poorboy. ( Yes, throughout the years it has become smaller and more expensive. What hasn't in 40 years? ) Sides. Fries ok, Double baked potatoes I'm not fond of. Cottage fries are very good. But the onion rings are to die for! A... More 

Thank pazz132016
New Lenox, Illinois
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I've been eating at Merichka's since I was a junior in high school in 1963. I love the place. The food is still as good as ever, but I'm so angry at my last experience there that I could spit! We hosted a family reunion today at Merichka's. My wife and I both have mobility challenges. Most pointedly we cannot... More 

Thank Bill M
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I was part of a 27 person group and the wait staff was superb. They were very friendly and attentive and handled special requests quickly - not always easy with a large group. Unfortunately, the food was a huge disappointment. Many of us ordered the steak poor boy sandwich which is supposedly their specialty. A few could not eat it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?