We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
Website
Add hours for The Wharf and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Description: Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to...
Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We love this place!

Food is always amazing. Service is very good as well. Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend. Be sure to get a wharfburger and fried mushrooms! Also have a decent selection of draft beer

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
ryan y
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Food is always amazing. Service is very good as well. Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend. Be sure to get a wharfburger and fried mushrooms! Also have a decent selection of draft beer

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decatur
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best variety of food. I have never been disappointed with the Wharf. All time delicious food. Make a reservation if you are going Friday or Saturday night as they are booked solid. The prices are very very reasonable cant hardly eat at subway for these prices. Nice fireplace inside on cold winter nights and a patio outside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Like many I remember the Wharf from previous owners--it was a bar that you hit if you were in the area and turned 21. I went there recently and it has changed a lot due to the new owner. While still HARD to find it has changed. Sever was great. Good selection of beer and wine. Dinner was ok for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Best locally owned restaurant in Decatur. Always packed - there's a reason for that. Great food & friendly staff in a cozy atmosphere. Outdoor seating is nice touch when the weather is good. Reservations recommended if you don't want to wait - but we don't mind waiting at the bar. Always have a good experience here!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monticello il
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

When you find this place you will love it. It was crowded so many have. I had the special which was Amberjack. It was done perfectly. We sat a bar because we didn't want to wait 1/2 hour to be seated. Servers were very attentive and took very good care of us. Would recommend. They have outdoor seating area also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a wonderful place to go for great food. The staff will treat you like they know you. We sat outside and the outdoor seating was nice. Very good atmosphere, you might want to call ahead for reservations.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Decatur, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Great bar food and attentive service. The Wharf burger is one of the best anywhere, but it is messy. Typical average fries but onion rings were much better. Though interior has been updated it is still dated. Outside seating is great when the weather is nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Finally got to try this place. Once before it was SO crowded. Glad we got here just after 5 as the stream of people after us was never ending. Small but must be very popular. The burgers we ordered were HUGE and tasted wonderful! Had the sweet potato fries and the cinnamon butter was an excellent accompaniment. Will definitely be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belleville
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband is a lover of sautéed chicken livers--The Wharf won him over with theirs! He has ordered them from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco and from Upper Michigan to Brownsville, TX, but the best ones ever are here in Decatur! They even smelled good to me, and I hate chicken livers. All the other food we have tasted there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visit here more often now that smoking is no longer allowed inside. They have updated the entire restaurant and menu. They have excellent specials and good soup. The chili is awesome. We love the appetizer selection. The pork tenderloin, whether grilled or fried, is extra thick--not the smashed, thin pork tenderloin you get in fast food joints. This is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Wharf also viewed

 

Been to The Wharf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Wharf staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?