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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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Decatur, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The burgers, shakes, etc are great. The fries are ok. One of the best burger places around but not the #1 restaurant in the area by any means.

Thank redch
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Know what to expect. This is an old style fried burger stand. Plenty of grease on a nice grill toasted bun. I had a double cheeseburger, fries and a vanilla shake. All made fresh on the spot. All the food was good, served up fast. There are only a couple of pick nick tables outside to eat here so this... More 

Thank gullivertravels62
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?