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Krekel's

801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
217-429-1122
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Ranked #2 of 143 Restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: American
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- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Decatur, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Krekel's is still an old fashioned hamburger stand. Place your order at the counter. Get your number, pay for your food and get handed a brown paper bag. Burgers wrapped in wax paper too hot to eat at first. Thin, crisp and delicious!

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Decatur, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Krekel's is a Decatur golden nugget! Awesome burgers, delicious shakes and the lemon ice cream can't be beat! Family members that have moved away ask us to bags of burgers for them when we visit! Yum!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is always a winner best burgers, milk shakes, and ice cream around. Just make sure you have cash they do not accept debit or credit.

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Burgers are average. They are closed on Sundays and Sunday afternoon ice cream is the best. Krekels has different flavors of soft serve. Lemon..Strawberry..Chocolate and of course Vanilla. Ask for sprinkles because that makes your ice cream even better. Krekels also has picnic tables which is really nice to sit outside..Enjoy!!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Krekels has been around for many years for a good reason. It's a local chain specializing in sandwiches and ice cream. The burgers are the thinner type with crispy edges and have a taste all their own. They have vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and lemon custard-yum! When our grown kids come into town, a "Krekels run" is a must! The food... More

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Mt Zion, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best place for burgers. Locals and most first timers love this place. Miss it since we moved and look forward to eating here when we return to Illinois.

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Krekels provides zero ambiance but gives you a perfect burger with crispy edges and juicy center. I could live on the double cheeseburger. The only thing that can match it is the lemon ice cream. Try that with chocolate topping. Yummo!

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Decatur, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The title says it all. They also have great chili and shakes. There are 4 Krekels in town, and only two have indoor dining.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a great burger here it is. Great greasy burgers, fries and awesome shakes. Popular with the locals you will love it too.

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Decatur, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great great hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shakes, fries, etc, etc. Only reason it does not get a 4 star is it is getting very pricey for what you get with regards to portions anymore. They need to be careful not to price themselves out of competition.

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