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601 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2045
+1 417-866-9750
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chili” (60 reviews)
“frito pie” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
10:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe
601 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2045
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress is great and fun. It is very small and one of the original restaurants in Springfield, MO. The best thing to get is the burger. The onion rings are also great. Do not go there for a salad and tea, not happening. You...More

Thank Wade C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for a family get together, stopped by because a parent remembered the original Casper's from 50 years ago, before they moved to current location. Unique doesn't due it justice. Quonset hut building and food that is worth going out of the way for....More

Thank jeff3677
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Although very small, fun place to eat. Supposedly Springfield's oldest restaurant. Tried a Casperita - basically chili and cheese rolled in floured tortilla and smothered in more chili and cheese then topped with sour cream, lettuce and tomato. REALLY good.

Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This is a unique restaurant in an old style Quonset Hut. This is an one of a kind restaurant that is famous for it’s chili, they also have the basic hamburger, fries and onion rings. Atmosphere and decor is different. What I go for is...More

Thank Ozarkhound
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

There is so much to see here. Small place. Small menu. But food is good. Definitely recommend the onion rings. So crunchy a.d so much flavor. My daughter could only finish half of her Stuff Coney with chili. It was huge!

Thank Jean b
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Casper’s in Springfield was a fun place to eat although from the outside you might hesitate to try it. Its outside looks like a miniature airplane hangar tin can. The inside is nostalgic and a fun atmosphere. They are known for their chili and hamburgers...More

Thank TerryWe5
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The problem with this place is that if you are not a regular you will not be greeted or have your order taken until the single waitress gets to you. The burgers and chili are pretty good but the onion rings, fries and fried pickles...More

Thank Regan L
CiroSpringfield_mo, Owner at Casper's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

I apologize, due to a scheduling error we only had poor Marci working the floor yesterday. Normally we have 2 wonderful servers and its pretty quick. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the burgers and chili, as for the onion rings and fries, the...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

My first visit, had heard the chili was outstanding. It was not. No heat, no flavor, very bland. My homemade chili is way better. But a quaint place with very nice people.More

1  Thank DangerDan77
CiroSpringfield_mo, Owner at Casper's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! I apologize the chili was not to your liking, it is definately unique. We call it depression era chili and the cult follower diehards LOVE it, We are mostly known for our fresh ground...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Casper's is a really unique gem located in Downtown Springfield. You won't find anything quite as unique, in my opinion. The buildings interior is fun and quirky. Very colorful. The food is delicious. Good diner style burgers and fries. They're Frito pie was good. The...More

Thank AD0416
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I visited Casper's today for lunch. Before traveling to Springfield, I searched Trip Advisor, and I narrowed down my selection to Casper's. I am glad that I did. The corrugated-tin-covered outside will make you smile, and so will the orange-painted, poster-covered inside. It's a great...More

Thank Darren D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2045
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-866-9750
Springfield's and Route 66 oldest diner specializing in old fashioned steak burgers, shakes, malts, and chili.
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