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Paul's Confectionery

999 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523-1020
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good11%
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23 Aug 2016
“Great chili and shakes”
23 Apr 2016
“Yummy burgers”
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999 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523-1020
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Reviewed 23 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!

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 23 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

Thank Napalmicecream
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...More

Thank redlips24065
Reviewed 29 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!!!

Thank Tom D
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.

Thank Laurie O
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...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 28 January 2013

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.

2  Thank McElSteve
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...More

1  Thank NorskeDecaturIL_USA_
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...More

2  Thank MNM1011
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3 June 2016|
Response from redlips24065 | Reviewed this property |
I believe 6am 2pm
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  • Address: 999 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62523-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur