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201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
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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!
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
better with age

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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!

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Monticello il
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Decatur, Illinois
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34 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.

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Illinois
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30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

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Belleville
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6 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Great find. Four of us had hamburger , tenderloin, walleye, club sandwich. They were all great, good service. A little hard to find but it was well worth it. We will be back.

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Decatur, Illinois
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54 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Very good everything: sandwiches, fish, sweet potato fries, service, salads, SWEET POTATO FRIES, even a low-cal plate. Seasonal outdoor seating relieves the very restricted indoor space. Go early or late to miss the crowd. Oh, and did I mention that the sweet potato fries should not be missed.

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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!

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