Joliet Restaurant Guide & Dining Reviews
The is one of the world's greatest place to dine. I kid you not. I have been around the world; I love Merichkas. My late parents would take us from Naperville to Merichlas every so often; what a treat; the Pooboy is still great (steak sandwich on a roll with garlic sauce).
One of the best reasons to dine in, is because of the atmosphere; they have kept like it was; a classic retro feeling. The old wood paneling and old carpet style are so refreshing; it is a very romantic place to take a date.
You feel back in the 60s and 70s; I hope they never change the interior; the atmosphere is a quarter of the experience.
Try this place before you die.
I only wish Johnny's Pizza was still around there.
Merichkas was p...
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Recent Joliet Restaurant Guide Reviews
“Best home cooking!! Very friendly ladies! Love all the home made salads. I would marry the owner if she wasn't already!!!great smiles!”
“Used to eat here 7.to 10 times a year. Quality is way down and I propably will never return. My steak was grayish in color when cutting into it, the manager agreed. I think I could buy this quality of meat from the... ”
Traditions Restaurant & Pub
“The food was average, the service was average but do not go expecting even the slightest hint of atmospere this is a restaurant/bar located in a sports complex, hockey rink, batting cages. whatever, basically a gym.”
“This place is terrible. I would never go there again. I went there tonight (3/8/13) and not only was their food below standard, but they also have terrible service. It took a long time before I was even noticed bein... ”
“We recently had a cocktail party for my business at The Department and I just wanted to say how happy I was with everything. I always get nervous hosting an event because I'm the type of person who has high expecta... ”
Bellagio Ristorante, Italian, Greek and American C
“best pizza in chicago land area !loved the great menu selection you could choose something differant everyday and family restaurant!great portions on the dishes and all you can eat steak can't beat that!loved the pa... ”
“Ok,my experience left me wondering why did i come here. waitress kim was absolutely adorable a pleasant suprise versus the overpriced foods”
“we love there food! We order from carry out from there all the time.”
“Just had a great dinner there last night. Every Wednesday they have a half price menu that includes Apps, burgers, entree's & bottles of wine. My husband & I had a wonderful dinner with 2 entree's, salads an appet... ”
Al's Steak House Inc
“When we went in I was scared to death the prices would be sky high, but they weren't bad at all. The food was excellent, with good portions and the steak was cooked perfectly. Our server was friendly and came to o... ”
“I grew up in chicago, later moved to tinley park, in 2003 moved to crest hill, and i know my pizzas,really couldnt find the pizza in this area with the kick, until now,all-star pizza has all the flavor, had a large ... ”
“What a pleasant surprise! The food & service were great. The place it self is beautiful. Job well done!”
“Great Food! Outstanding Service! I'm so glad there is finally a place like this in Downtown Joliet.”
“I love the Department's environment. The decor is eye catching and the integrity of the 100 plus building adds so much architectural and historical interest for the diner. The food selection is adequate, but more... ”
“The Department…what a great establishment to have in our county. The building in itself is something to see architecturally. The owners did a great job by combining two older buildings downtown Joliet into one bus... ”
“I'm ecstatic that there is a place like this in Downtown Joliet. The food was wonderful & the service staff was outstanding.”
“Great Food! Great Service & Great Decor!”
“The food and atmosphere was awesome and the service was great. We would definately go back over and over again. its one of the nicest restaurants around.”
“I went to The Department for the first time in late July and had a great experience. Unlike other local restaurants the menu is unique, food is great and I thought the staff was very courteous. The building and de... ”