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Krekel's

801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
217-429-1122
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Ranked #1 of 142 restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: American
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- May 29, 2014
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English first
Decatur, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Decatur, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Krekel's burger is a must if you are coming to town. These are thin burgers and they are unlike any other. If you are there you might as well have a hot fudge shake or a lemon cone. They have lots of other flavors, but I am partial to these. Enjoy! there are five shops here in town. I... More

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

The best hamburgers in Decatur by far. They have been in Decatur for a long, long time and I have been to the one in the Colonial Mall most frequently.

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Decatur
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great burgers Better Ice cream This place is Decatur. Nothing like a Krekel burger and a lemon shake. Yes I said Lemon Shake. Ice cream is the best in Decatur. When people come back to visit this is the one place they want to go

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