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The Wharf

$$ - $$$American, ,
201 W 1st Dr, Decatur, IL 62521-5205
+1 217-423-5450
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
201 W 1st Dr, Decatur, IL 62521-5205
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Reviewed 5 days ago

l had a chance to eat here over the weekend. Let me start by saying that without Tripadvisor I would never stop here. It is located behind a gas station and it looks terrible. The food and service however are awesome. I split the Shipwreck...More

Thank jenk61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was very good, the food was a bit greasy but flavorful and the place is dark. Was principally a bar but has evolved over the years to become a restaurant. Has a variety of options on the menu and occasionally a special which fits...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Food is great. Staff is friendly. Good food in a place that has been in Decatur for years and years. Is hidden behind a gas station. Great salads and just down right good food. Fast service and the foods hot and fresh. If you haven’t...More

Thank B N
Reviewed 4 March 2018

On a recent trip to Illinois, my wife and were joined by my brother and sister, for a evening at the Wharf restaurant/bar. What a great choice. This place comes highly recommended by many area locals. It is a bit hidden in a small shopping...More

Thank david f
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here on whim one night and discovered a hidden gem! The food is great and the staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating!! My kids love it too especially the free standing copper fireplace, the fish tank, and the ice cream that comes with...More

Thank DeeshaD2009
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A bit hard to find, it sits behind a gas station. Does not look like much on the outside, but once inside, you won’t want to leave. The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere and the staff.

Thank drgreenwell
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Cozy, locally owned spot with bar and tables surrounding a freestanding fireplace. Good fish sandwich, the chicken sandwich is also great I'm told. Nice varied menu. The place is tops with locals, and I'd certainly head back next time I'm in Decatur. Nothing fancy but...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Wharf is located behind the Marathon gas station. We ordered the Nautical Nachos ($10.99) & Southwest burger w/ Sweet potato fries ($10.49). I would highly recommend the burger and fries, but there is no need to purchase the nachos. The nachos are plentiful, but...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

First time visitor. The Lobster Bisque Soup and the Bourbon Salmon were delicious. The soup was perfect in flavor. The Salmon was flakey and cooked to perfection. The Bourbon glaze was nothing short of perfection. All I can say is you need to try this...More

Thank Drblohm
Cori R, Owner at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for choosing The Wharf for dinner! We truly appreciate your generous feedback and we hope to welcome you again soon! I will pass on the great review to my amazing staff and management!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The new owners have done a bit of remodeling and the place looks great. The food is good and the service was very good. We all ordered something different, and everyone was very pleased. We were a little cramped. We were a party of 8....More

1  Thank Denise S
Cori R, Owner at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you! Glad everyone enjoyed the food, however, I'm sorry for the cramping situation, we are always looking for ideas how to overcome this issue. We hope to serve you all again very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 217-423-5450
  • E-mail
Phone number of restaurant is 217-423-5450. Lunch & Dinner Menu. Easy to find doing a Google search. Thanks!
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