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 Best Poor boy, Joliet IL

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CETURTL

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  • Joined: 8/11/2005
  • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Thu, 08/11/05 3:39 PM (permalink)
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!!!
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Thu, 08/11/05 7:31 PM (permalink)
    How do they cook the cube steak?
     
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      CETURTL

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      • Joined: 8/11/2005
      • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
      RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Sat, 08/13/05 7:10 AM (permalink)
      I believe it is charcoal grilled. They also are known for their steaks.
       
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        hawkeyejohn

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        • Joined: 5/6/2003
        • Location: Joliet, IL
        RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Mon, 08/15/05 8:19 AM (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.
         
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          CETURTL

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          • Joined: 8/11/2005
          • Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
          RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Tue, 08/16/05 9:57 PM (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.
           
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            JulieInSC

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            • Joined: 5/18/2007
            • Location: Lexington, SC
            RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Fri, 05/18/07 4:57 PM (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.

             
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              DetectDave

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              • Location: Freeburg, IL
              RE: Best Poor boy, Joliet IL Wed, 05/30/07 5:12 AM (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
               
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