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Cozy Dog Drive In

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6th street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
+1 217-525-1992
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As a stop on the old Route 66 we were told we needed to try a 'corn dog' - basically a frankfurter sausage in corn batter and fried on a stick. We tried one, as did most of our group. The general concensus - that's one off the 'bucket list'. we won't worry again!

Thank grannye
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Cozy Dog is world famous and a shrine to Route 66. I know you're thinking its only a corn dog, but its a "perfect" corn dog. Invented by World War 2 vet, Ed Waldmire, Cozy Dogs were officially launched in 1946. People from around the world make a point to stop here, and if you are traveling Route 66... More 

Thank Jesse R
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after reading about it in one of our guidebooks whilst planning our 3 week road trip. Cute little place full of interesting memorabilia, we had a little wander round looking at all the things on display. The food was really nice - me, my daughter and son had the hot dogs and my husband had a cozy... More 

Thank njt1993
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun restaurant which offers plenty of distraction while awaiting your order. The cozy dog was terrific! I ended up ordering another, so good was it. Cheese sticks were full of creamy cheese. Both the chili and pork sandwich were just ok. No heat in the chili. Enjoy the decor. Meal was quick. Nice work!

Thank deb W
Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

They have bad attitudes bad customer service the food is absolutely awful they don't change the grease over priced don't waste your time or money very very bad they're ruining their name

Thank erikmZ3108QQ
Indianapolis, IN
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went for lunch here on our trip to Springfield to see the Lincoln sites. Had to try the cozy dog and we were not disappointed! We also had fries, very tasty and my husband had some cole slaw which he said was very good. We would go back again if we are ever in the Springfield area again.

Thank Toni E
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98 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

An interesting stop on our visit in Springfield. Great French fries & cozy dog. Pleasant service. Get your kicks on Route 66!

Thank olderthandirt42
Foley, Missouri
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We go to the car show every year, We will not miss Cozy Dog. Love The Cozy Dog Basket. They are always busy. Food is always very hot.

Thank Cindy W
Saint Peters, Missouri
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Finally visited the home of the corn dog and very disappointed. The batter for the dog was not really good and it tasted burned - the oil they cooked it in was probably way past the time it should have been changed out. I kept tasting that dog for two days. Will not be back.

Thank 217Quincy81
Springfield, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great corn dogs as well as a varied menu. The fries are like no other. Fresh, homemade and thick and crispy on the outside fluffy on the inside. Prices reasonable and the staff is friendly and well trained.

Thank 2812ri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-525-1992

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