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The Wharf

201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
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Ranked #5 of 142 restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: 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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Description: Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!
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English first
Decatur, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Decatur, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

A few years ago I would have never taken my family there to eat. Since the new owners took over last year, this has become our favorite place in town. The service is awesome. The food is great! With the new patio added on to the back, it's a great place. The owners and their staff have done a tremendous... More

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Go early on the weekend to get a table. Loved the bait bucket lights over the bar. Appetizer platter of fried mushrooms (large and yummy), onion rings (beer battered) and potato skins (build your own with bacon bits, sour cream, cheese) was exellent and enough to share with our party of four. I enjoyed the sweet potato fries with honey... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you ever visited the WHARF back in the day, it was the smokey, dark place people went to hide and drink. NOT now, there is a door which let's the light in and a patio. Of course you can't smoke inside, which is nice and the food was and is always good. Have the blue, bacon burger with the... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

this is the place for a thick burger and sweet potato fries dont expect a body of water surrounding this little jewel however and if your looking for healthy food not the right place but for that once in a while american grease this is it. period

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