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The Wharf

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American, Bar, Pub
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201 W 1st Dr, Decatur, IL 62521-5205
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Springfield, il
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Closed for remodeling. Opened another place called Locals at One Main Place in downtown Decatur. Good food and drinks and service. Packed on Friday nights.

1 Thank Lenfant222
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We used to love The Wharf! When the weather warmed up myself and my friends would love to sit out on the patio. Well it was a nice sunny day, we met and went to the patio, sat down only to be told no we could not because there was not enough staff at 1pm lunch time?. I said your... More 

Thank dhoff49
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a family lunch at the wharf. It was hard to decide what to order, the menu had so many delicious items on it. The food was hot and delicious. The help was very friendly and helpful!!! Diffently a Great place to eat!!!

Thank Linda M
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We use to love going to the Wharf but in the past few months they have changed their menu and upped their prices! They took away some of the things we use to love - like their combination platter of appetizers - now if you want to try more than one or make it your meal you have to order... More 

3 Thank Cgrace48
Blue Mound, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a great traditional, bar food type of place. It's cozy, not loud. The food is really good, I highly recommend the sweet potato fries and the rueben, too! The staff is always friendly.

Thank Julie T
Decatur, Illinois
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My hubby had a burger (very good) and regular fries. I had a Reuben and sweet potato fries. Both were very good! The servings are good sized. The server/bar tender was very attentive and courteous.

Thank Brenda W
Macon, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The Wharf is a family favorite of ours! The food is amazing, staff is friendly, and atmosphere is relaxed. The patio is awesome for enjoying the nice weather. They also have a fish tank the kiddos love! The Wharf is a hidden gem in Decatur!

Thank bmbaker11
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal burgers and apps! Cheese curds were awesome! Tad pricey for grease... But it's oh so good!! Tenderloin was hand breaded and tasted great. Atmosphere is very cozy. Hands down favorite place in Decatur!

Thank Irishfan29
Charlotte, NC
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The Wharf has been a Decatur Institution as long as I had lived there and I left in 1986. It is still in business and still one of the go-to places in Decatur for comfort food and good people.

Thank cbossi123
Decatur, Illinois
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Love this restaurant- the patty melt is my favorite and I'm always disappointed in a patty melt anywhere else. Sweet potato fries are wonderful and come with a brown sugar butter. Service is great. I've been there 2 times this week and I almost always order the same thing when we go.

Thank gottashiner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W 1st Dr, Decatur, IL 62521-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!

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