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Krekel's Custard

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2121 E North Grand Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-4234
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Not sure if it's custard, tasted just like ice cream The shakes are huge and they are friendly I had the strawberry lemon twist

Thank corndogsmom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone always speaks of Inn and Out or five guys as the best burger places. No. krekles hands down is absolutely the best!!! There is no comparison, we have to come everytime we are in town visiting! Their chili and seasonal lemon custard is amazing as well!

Thank 606shelby
St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I visited Springfield and went to the fairgrounds with my aunt who then took me here to eat. Their food was absolutely excellent and as well as the french fries. Since most places in Illinois serve pepsi I suppose, I ordered a chocolate milk shake instead and they gave me more than I could ever finish but it was very... More 

Thank chasedoney
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240 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoy custard.Krekels has more flavors than freddies.lemon,strawberry and twist. Along with chocolate and vanilla. They now have corn dogs.the burgers are similar to steak and shake.They have a wide variety of flavors for shakes and Sunday's.There is an inside dining area and a walk up window.

Thank Jeff M
Macomb, IL
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had been told by several people that we absolutely HAD to eat at Krekel's. We ordered double cheeseburgers fries and onion rings. The edges were crispy, but there wasn't a drop of juice left in these overcooked patties. The fries were overcooked and greasy as were the onion rings. We were there for lunch and it appears it is... More 

Thank propmanager
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Counter service restaurant. Awesome burgers! They are super thin with crispy edges. Nothing fancy- just GOOD. We also got the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. It was also very thin, and crispy. Fries were crinkle cut and crispy. Try the LEMON CUSTARD- so good! I added strawberries and made mine a sundae. Chocolate malt was good. We will definitely be back... More 

Thank Ashleigh K
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We grew up in the Decatur area and always ate at Krekels while growing up. While living in Springfield about 20 years ago, I was thrilled to see the chicken car on my way to work one day. Sure enough, Mr Krekel opened a shop on the north side. So, we always stop when traveling to Decatur, Springfield, or just... More 

Thank drcrusty
Springfield, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great burger and shake place. Definitely recommend the chocolate shake. Double Cheese is great!! Has the sit outside old diner feel.

Thank Paul B
Springfield, Illinois
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Good burger with rather thin patties and crispy style edges. My suggestion would bd to put your own ketchup and mustard on them unless you really like mustard. They put on way too much for my liking as it was a little overpowering.

Thank KittyandFelix
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Went because of positive reviews. My family was unimpressed. Burgers & chocolate froz custard were tasteless. The fries tasted as though the oil hadn't been changed in a long time. Skip this place!!

Thank margaret l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 E North Grand Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-4234
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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