Best Poor boy, Joliet IL

Author
CETURTL
Hamburger
  • Total Posts : 77
  • Joined: 2005/08/11 13:57:00
  • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Status: offline
2005/08/11 15:39:25 (permalink)

Best Poor boy, Joliet IL

The best "Poor Boy" I've Ever had is at Merichka's on Theodore street in Joliet Il. I have been going there since the sixties. Although we now live in SC, we make a point of eating there whenever in the area. This is an old fashioned 40's style banquet hall / restaurant. With the exception of additions, still hasn't changed much.

Their signature poorboy, is a cube steak on a 12" piece of crusty garlic bread (dipped in real garlic butter). Cheese is optional, but makes it great. The "plate" comes with a large double baked potato, which is excellent. I must not forget the Dill chips. This sounds like a simple sandwich but I've never been able to duplicate it.
This is a well known local favorite!!!
#1

6 Replies Related Threads

    Michael Hoffman
    Double-chop Porterhouse
    • Total Posts : 18489
    • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2005/08/11 19:31:23 (permalink)
    How do they cook the cube steak?
    #2
    CETURTL
    Hamburger
    • Total Posts : 77
    • Joined: 2005/08/11 13:57:00
    • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2005/08/13 07:10:15 (permalink)
    I believe it is charcoal grilled. They also are known for their steaks.
    #3
    hawkeyejohn
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 257
    • Joined: 2003/05/06 15:45:00
    • Location: Joliet, IL
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2005/08/15 08:19:15 (permalink)
    I second that nomination. I live in the Joliet area and have to have one at least once a month. The garlic taste stays with you quite a while. The onion rings are also awesome.
    #4
    CETURTL
    Hamburger
    • Total Posts : 77
    • Joined: 2005/08/11 13:57:00
    • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2005/08/16 21:57:30 (permalink)
    Check out the [url]www.cityofjoliet.com[/url] website for the history and some pictures of Merichka's.

    According to the web site, the steaks and burgers are broiled.
    #5
    JulieInSC
    Junior Burger
    • Total Posts : 1
    • Joined: 2007/05/18 16:54:00
    • Location: Lexington, SC
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2007/05/18 16:57:02 (permalink)
    Oh how I miss those poor boys!! We are also in SC (although I spent my younger years in Joliet) and try to drive up that way every few years to see friends and eat at Merichkas. The onion rings are killer, too.

    #6
    DetectDave
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 116
    • Joined: 2006/08/08 07:05:00
    • Location: Freeburg, IL
    • Status: offline
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL 2007/05/30 05:12:53 (permalink)
    I remember the days after my bro was born at Silver Cross some 44 years ago, my Ma came home and told my Pa that she wanted a special coming home dinner that included a bottle of cold duck and Merichka's Poor Boy's. She ate 2 and I remember thinking where is she putting all that good grub..LOL
    #7
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1