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801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521-2601
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big fat delicious burgers made fresh and loaded with all the fixings. It's burger heaven it's like visiting and old fashioned car hop place with out the hops.

Thank inspectorforfun
Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to eat Krekles chocolate-vanilla twist cones. I try to eat them 3-4 days a week. In the summer, I especially like them after work. Usually, it's the only item I have. Once in a while I will get something else to go with it, but the cones are really filling. It's a perfect snack.

Thank snoopysmomma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've yet to eat a better burger, but not a fan of the french fries. Some would say the burgers are greasy, but that's what makes them good!!! Milkshakes are great as well.

Thank Scott A
Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Krekels does burgers and fries better than any of the fast food chains and the food is also cheaper than them.

Thank Jeff M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Krekel Burgers are the best! Thin but still juicy and the lemon/strawberry twist cone with sprinkles. you have to try both!!

Thank Melissa N
Decatur, Illinois
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Krekels is one of those cool places that people went to into high school and it's still around with basically the same formula -- greasy smashed hamburgers, crinkle cut fries and ice cream. They have added a few things like chicken nuggets, chili and Decatur's own cheese "toasties". There is limited seating and the decor is plastic table cloths and... More 

Thank janrteach20
Decatur, Illinois
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is very old plain restaurant in mt Zion looks like old drive up but no longer curbside service And been here for years If your not looking for anything healthy this is the place to work on a gallbladder or heart attack The ice cream is outstanding My daughters like the strawberry lemon twist with sprinkles The are long... More 

Thank tsbails1
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

A must have on any trip home. If you aren't from Decatur just try it. Several locations with a new building on N. Oakland.

Thank Marie752
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This drive up Kustard stand is best know for its thin and crispy burgers. If you like fat, greasy burgers, don't overlook the great taste that come from the cooks at Krekel's. Each one is individually cooked to order. While it is similar to Steak and Shake, the texture and flavor are a bit different. I've been stopping in this... More 

Thank charlesfh2015
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We love their slightly greasy hamburgers by the bag. I've been eating them for 50 years now. Can't buy hamburgers anywhere else like them. They buy special hamburger meat and no other restaurant comes close.

Thank lcrib

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521-2601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 217-429-1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?