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!!!