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801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
217-429-1122
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10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best greasy burger in town

It's a Decatur landmark. Delicious burgers & frozen custard! Friendly staff. The owners are always there working. No seating. Just carry out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Cental IL
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Cental IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a Decatur landmark. Delicious burgers & frozen custard! Friendly staff. The owners are always there working. No seating. Just carry out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Decatur, Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 217-429-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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