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Paul's Confectionery

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999 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523-1020
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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love the chili here, and the milkshakes are fantastic. The staff is friendly and laid back. It feels like being transported back to the 1940s. It's great!

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Thank Jeremy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious burgers and excellent chili and milkshakes very friendly staff that are on first name basis with regulars of which there are many a very nostalgic place in decatur

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mtzion ill
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We have been going to this place since the 1970's and it has never been a miss. It may have had different owners over the years but the menu's and recipes must have all been part of the purchase and passed down thru the years to maintain the excellent taste and quality they always have. Not fancy place, but always... More 

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Glidden, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

The service was great and the food phenomenal! I can remember the first time I went to Paul's was in the 90s with my dad; I was instantly hooked on the green river and chili!!!

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Thank Tom D
Weldon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Every time my nieces and nephews come to visit, they want to go to Paul's. friendly service and excellent, down home food.

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Thank Laurie O
Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

As a native of Decatur, I can personally attest to Paul's being as much of a local gem as any place in the entire city. It's been in continuous operation at the exact same location since 1945. No other restaurant in Macon County holds a claim like that. They specialize in chili (and chili-style items: chillimac, chili burgers, etc.) and... More 

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Corning, Arkansas
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

Possibly the best chili on planet earth! The ice cream (made in house) is the best. The flavors are very good, (peppermint was my favorite). Everything on the menu is great.

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Decatur IL (USA)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Something about their chili keeps me coming back, especially when a whole bunch of crackers are added. The jumbo tenderloins are really tasty - and the (chocolate) malts are HUGE! The servers are very friendly and efficient. The place has been around for a long time - and it's a Decatur institution.

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Decatur, Illinois
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965 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

My dad used to bring me here over 50 years ago and we'd have chili and a burger. We'd sit at the counter and talk to Paul while enjoying the wonderful chili. Fast forward to now...we recently moved back to Decatur and decided we need to see if Paul's chili was still great. Stepping into Paul's was like stepping back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
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Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur

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