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.

Krekel's

Unclaimed

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

Menu

THE CUPS & CONES‏
Vanilla
Chocolate Twist
Lemon
Strawberry Twist
THE SPECIALTIES
3.75
Hot Fudge Brownie Treat
Hot fudge, brownies, nuts, whip cream
3.75
Strawberry Shortcake
Stawberries, shortcake, whip cream
3.75
Banana Split
Chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, bananas
3.75
Krekel’s Special
Hot fudge,‏ bananas, nuts, whip cream
3.75
Turtle Treat
Hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whip cream
1.25
Billy Bars
9.90
Billy Bar Bag (10)
Chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars
THE SUNDAES‏
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Chocolate
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Hot Fudge
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Strawberry
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Pineapple
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Butterscotch
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Marshmallow
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Raspberry
Small sundae 2.25
Large sundae 3.00
Hot Caramel
THE CONCRETES
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Oreo Cookie
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Cookie Dough
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Butterfinger
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Reese’s
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Mini M& M
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Heath
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Snickers
Small concrete 12oz 2.85
Large concrete 16oz 3.25
Brownie
THE BURGERS‏
Our made to order burgers are seared thin & made w/ our fresh (never frozen), special recipe ground beef, served on a toasted bun.
1.65
Hamburger
1.95
Cheeseburger
2.65
Double Hamburger
2.95
Double Cheeseburger
3.35
Triple Hamburger
3.95
Triple Cheeseburger
THE TOPPINGS
Add these for free
Ketchup
Mustard
Pickle
Onion - Raw
Onion - Grilled
Mayo
Add these for a fee
0.75
Bacon
0.25
Lettuce or Tomato
THE SANDWICHES‏
Not in a burger mood, we won’t hold it against you.
2.75
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Breaded pork tenderloin
2.75
Fish Sandwich
Breaded atlantic white fish.
2.75
Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Breaded white meat chicken breast
2.75
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled white meat chicken breast
3.75
Chicken Club
Bacon, cheese, mayo, lettuce & tomato
1.55
Toasted Cheese
Melted cheese between grilled bread
2.75
Chicken Strips (4)
Breaded white meat chicken strips
THE SIDES
The perfect complement to our burgers.
1.55
French Fries
1.95
Cheese Fries
2.75
Onion Rings
Small 1.80
Large 2.80
Chili - Freshly Made
THE SHAKES THE MALT‏
Real ice cream, real milk real good
2.55
Malt +0.25
Small Shake (16oz)
3.55
Malt +0.50
Large Shake (32oz)
THE SODAS THE DRINKS
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Pepsi
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Diet Pepsi
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Sierra Mist
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Mountain Dew
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Orange
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Root Beer
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Dr. Pepper
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Lemonade
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Brewed Iced Tea
Small 16oz 1.45
Medium 24oz 1.75
Large 32oz 2.00
Half & Half
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Fast Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (229)
Filter reviews
229 results
Traveler rating
162
50
12
5
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
162
50
12
5
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lemon ice cream fries hamburger double cheeseburger lemon sharks tenderloin scones chilli chicken great burgers several locations root beer in town fast food local favorite central illinois krekels
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 229 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up on Krekels Hamburgers and lemon ice cream. The hamburgers are greesy and flat but they taste great. The fries are really good as well. Milk shakes are wonderful.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Becky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up on Krekel’s. Came back to town and had to make a stop at this location. Some say their burgers are a poor man’s version of Steak N Shake. It’s really the other way around. Krekel burgers have that delicious crispy outer crust...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JMSIL2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food great. Greasy hamburgers must be eaten at least once every few months, quick fried at high temperature. Lemon shake delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank christsmn7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burger and fries just like it’s still 1975! Yummy! Back in the day it was Krekles, Elams or Steak n shake on Eldorado for date night. Thankfully when I get back to Illinois Krekles is still serving old fashioned goodness. Thanks Brad!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pookie B
Reviewed April 14, 2019

The burgers are always excellen the fries are crispy and hot and friendly service. Burgers a pressed flat on the gil with a crispy char on the outside.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Paul C
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Always the best hamburgers around. The service was great. If you want crispy fries, don't give your crispy fries! Love the grilled chicken also! Best root beer shakes around.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank janewright2215
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great meal, unique one of a kind burgers! Fries fresh and hot. Pop is wonderful with added splash of flavor, great lemon ice cream.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ebeard2018
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Had a hamburger and fries with a tea and all of the food was very fresh and hot. The fries are always crisp and seasoned well

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank William P
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Awesome burgers and shakes. The lemon ice cream is the best. Call in your order if you can. Prices very reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sbogle71
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Best burger in Decatur, Il, Always fresh and hot just the way you want it. I suggest anyone that comes to down and looking for a good burger visit this location. There are 2 other kerkels in decatur however this one is best.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tct819
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Decatur Inn
18 reviews
2.66 miles away
Country Hearth Inn
16 reviews
2.77 miles away
Hampton Inn Decatur Mt Zion
163 reviews
3.93 miles away
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Decatur
284 reviews
4.10 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 195 nearby restaurants
Sol Bistro
217 reviews
.57 miles away
The Gin Mill
134 reviews
.53 miles away
Coney Mckanes American Eatery
100 reviews
.55 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 39 nearby attractions
Wabash Depot Antique Mall
23 reviews
.49 miles away
Lincoln Square Theater
8 reviews
.56 miles away
Hieronymus Mueller Museum
9 reviews
.91 miles away
Haunted Decatur
10 reviews
.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Misty B
May 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Havetime2go | Reviewed this property |
You can look at their online menu for costs.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing