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Krekel's

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801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521
217-429-1122
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So good!

My boys love getting ice cream and french fries from Krekels....even in the wintertime. I love the big juicy burgers. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Laura L
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boys love getting ice cream and french fries from Krekels....even in the wintertime. I love the big juicy burgers. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu.

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Thank Laura L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love their hamburgers and chocolate Shakes! Such a treat! If you love a steak n shake type burger this is the place!

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Thank 52cherieh
Decatur
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when I'm in the mood for a milkshake I always think of Krekel's. Ive never been unhappy with the taste or service. Always on the money.

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Thank 338timothyb
Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers, shakes made fresh when ordered. This particular one is a walk up and order, eat in car or pic nic tables available. There are 4 others 3 that are dine in in the area.

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Thank LilDrl
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting some family and friends...There is no way you can go there and not stop and get Kreckles...It's torture to hear of my Dad's co workers saying it's Kreckles night...ugh I wish we had one In Quincy...Great burgers with cheese and don't urine the burger with condiments it has its own flavor...oh you can't forget their shakes....so good...most of... More 

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Thank myvacation2015
Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit every time I go home. A family run business for many years. Great burgers, tenderloin, shakes and malts. Visited the place 2 days a week in Jr. high because it was down the street. We only had 30 minutes for lunch so we ran down, got the burgers and malts and ran back to school... More 

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Thank cbossi123
Decatur, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Bill started this little hamburger stand so many years ago, then family spread over Decatur and even to a few other towns. I have to say the store on Wood Street is my favorite, but any of the stores are GREAT. So don't miss them when you come through Decatur!

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Thank Elena G
Mount Zion, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Best food around. A must to eat at! Love the ice cream! I have never had anything I havent liked here. All home cooked burger joint. They make patties out of fresh meat not frozen formed patties.

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Thank kjc1730
Decatur, Illinois
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Quick, always the same. Great burgers, fries, shakes. Fast service, friendly service. A throwback to the fast food places of the 40's and 50's.

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Thank yoho99
Decatur, IL, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a long time Decatur Tradition and the first place that my young three-year-old daughter was able to find someone who knew what a Cheese Toastie was. We had not been in Decatur long before she came home one day wanting a Cheese Toastie and her father and I didn't understand that in this area that is the name... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?