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201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Description: Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy...
Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Must Go

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cbossi123
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Decatur, Illinois
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54 reviews
26 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.

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Thank gottashiner
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We love coming to eat here, we are from Jacksonville, il but it's worth the drive! They have really great burgers. The atmosphere is great too. It should have more advertisement!

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Thank Cheryl K
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The service is great and the food is really good never had a bad meal from this place. The building kinda sits in behind a gas station hidden.

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Thank telee45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Classic neighborhood bar with great burgers and other food selections. Hidden behind the Circle K gas station in South Shores. Ask them about their catering.

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Thank WANDTVDoug
Oreana, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to the wharf the other day after watching a softball game - food was about like I remove and even better than it used to be because of the nonsmoking policy there...

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Decatur, Illinois
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This has a real small town feel with friendly staff and good food. They have added a patio to increase the seating capacity as there aren't very many tables inside especially hard to get a table at peak times. Can't go wrong with a Wharf burger!!!

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Springdale
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find being hidden behind Arbys, but worth the effort to find. Unique food that's not health, but tastes great.

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Thank Simballo
Decatur, Illinois
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84 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What can I say other than I have never had a bad meal here. The place is super dark, no windows, like the bourbon barrel, with similar food. Delicious. Get the Wharf burger, it will blow your doors off. Huge tasty burger and fries that you cant finish. Hard to find if your not familiar with Decatur, but definitely worth... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The pick 3 platter is the best. The deep fried chicken livers and mushrooms are the best I've had anywhere. The mushrooms are sliced, fresh , battered & deep fried. The potato skins are good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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