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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 57
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Krekels is a hometown favorite

I love Krekel burgers. Always cooked fresh. Their lemon custard is outta this world. Very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Chrisbas10
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Forsyth, IL
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Forsyth, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love Krekel burgers. Always cooked fresh. Their lemon custard is outta this world. Very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Krekel's is a local hotspot for burgers and ice cream. The burgers are cooked thin on a flat top. Toppings of "everything" is ketchup, mustard, onion, & pickle. Their lemon ice cream is a local fav too! When I lived away from the area, Krekel's was always my first stop when back in town. They consistently win Reader's Choice Awards... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ice cream is great, but all ice cream is great. Their burgers are greasy and so are the fries. I don't get the #1 rating unless it's the old time vibe of a local drive in.

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White Hills, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Krekel's makes this lemon ice cream that is so good. Plus they have really good hamburgers too, Had lunch at the one on Hwy 36, service was quick.

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very little wait time. Friendly staff. And food is hot, freshly made & tasty. Inside service is equally good. It's a clean and seats available if you want to eat inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great burgers and lemon ice cream. Cant wait to go back and get double cheeseburgers and shakes again. The sundaes are great too!

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Best greasy burger around Decatur Illinois but it's no 5 Guys Burger by far tho I really a Krekels burger and a lemon shake with strawberry sprinkles

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I enjoy a Krekel burger and a Krekel Kustard cone a little more than I ought to. It is a thin hamburger served on a fresh bun with either raw, grilled, or no onions. Think in lines of Steak and Shake burgers only better. It has been around forever for a reason and that reason is they're very good. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is no hamburger like a Krekel burger! They are very thin but packed with flavor.....we always get everything ( but lettuce and tomato ) put on them! And their milkshakes are the BEST! Krekel's is a place that everyone, when coming back to Decatur to visit, puts on their list of MUST HAVE's! YUMMY!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The make the burgers fresh for you and the milk shakes taste very good like how the old fashion shakes used to taste

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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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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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