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The Wharf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, IL 62521-5205
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 10:00
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Decatur, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Oh the wharf! One of my absolute favorite hole in the wall bars/restaurants! It's hidden behind the gas station and looks sketchy on the outside with bars on the windows but it's all part of its environment. The inside is cute with fantastic cheap bar food! Locals love it! Went there for my 21st birthday too for a few drinks

Thank tyuhas
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a regular lunch spot following tennis or golf. Excellent burgers and Reubens, salads good too, but my favorites are the sandwiches. The new owners have retained the same menu; as good as ever

1 Thank Deggto
Clinton, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Tried The Warf today for lunch. Only plus was the wait staff. Tried Breaded Tenderloin. Basically a pork chop with breading, which would not stay on. Tasteless. French fries would have great potential, but they were not hot. Wife tried the fish special, rubbery and a real strong taste, unable to be eaten. But the waiter understood and was helpful.... More 

Thank Heritage355
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Decatur locals are really looking forward to the reopening of the Wharf restaurant!! This popular spot has undergone some remodeling and everybody is excited to see what they have done with this place. The food is always been good here and be sure to check it out!!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Springfield, il
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 

4 Thank Cgrace48
Blue Mound, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W. 1st Drive, 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?