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801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
217-429-1122
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Quick and delicious food. The staff were all incredibly nice. I'd go back again and again... Please bring a location to Washington, DC!!

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Truro, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Before we went, I didn't understand how a burger and ice cream could be so outstanding. After trying the burger and ice cream I totally understood. The lemon soft serve ice cream actually was delicious and the burger was one of the best we've had in a long time. A fun afternoon outing!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great ice cream. Good burgers. Wonderful dive. Prices are ok for burgers.. Sides seem $$$ for what they give you. Nice gem for Decatur in summertime!

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Decatur, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have eaten these burgers my entire life, and I must say... they are fantastic. Smashed and greasy and cooked on 450.. they are quite delicious. If you are from Decatur and have never tried one, you have lost your mind. A Vegan would like this burger it is so tasty. A must for anyone out of town to try.

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Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I use to stop at Kreckels every day after school when commuting from Millikin University. That was 40 years ago and I still patronize. If you like thin,greasy and tasty burgers, then this is the place for you. The meat has a filler to allow the burger to be fried so thin with a unique flavor. If you like freshly... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My hubby and I grew up in Decatur, where Krekel's originated. We'd be hard pressed to find a better fast-food burger ANY WHERE. Plus, their prices are good. Good fries, good chili, good custard. It's all good at Krekel's. Truly my hubby's FAVORITE burger in the world!

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Decatur, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not a fancy place at all. Does not need to be. Years of good memories starting when I was a great deal younger, loading up in the car and heading out with the family to Krekel's on US RT 36 on the east side of Decatur. Bacon Cheeseburger, Fries and a large Coke ..... usually followed with a chocolate Ice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Their burgers are like no other! Very moist and juicy. They are a must have every time I come into town. Also, I can't forget to mention their awesome lemon ice cream and lemon shakes! They are sooooooo good! Don't forget to ask for sprinkles on the ice cream!

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Decatur, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good price, good burger, good ice cream and for something unique lemon ice cream. Not just another fast food restaurant.

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Decatur, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Krekels has the best burgers and tenderloin around. Be sure to try their ice cream and shakes too! Bring cash. They are closed sundays also

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Additional Information about Krekel's

Address: 801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone Number: 217-429-1122
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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