We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
+1 217-523-0723
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Fast food
118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (55)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The people working there were extremely friendly, and the Maid Rites were great! I also loved the homemade Root Beer, which is extremely rare these days! I really liked this place!

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went there often when I was in high school because the food was better than the cafeteria stuff. No more. High prices for not very tasty stuff. Coasting on its spoy in history as the Oldest Drive Through in the nation.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Sat at the counter. Ate 2 juicy, flavorful loose meat burgers. Combine this with a generous helping of fresh fries and a homemade root beer float. Simple and satisfying. If you’re like me and hadn’t been by in a while, you should return. If you’re...More

Thank kr2917
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My daughter, who lived in Springfield for four years, couldn't believe she hadn't taken me to Maid-Rite before! After eating there on our way out of town, I couldn't believe she hadn't taken me there either! The loose meat sandwiches are unique and oh-so tasty!...More

Thank Freba
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Found out about the Maid Rite from the Springfield tourism guide and looked it up. I had HEARD about loose meat sandwiches, but had never had one. I was NOT disappointed! Perfectly seasoned, nice and hot, filling! A GREAT lunch!!! I had the special of...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This wonderful place has been around since I went to Springfield High school - many years ago! Still just as good as I remember. Great food and service.

Thank 698tamif
Reviewed 20 June 2017

So of course this eatery is iconic in Springfield, SO good. The root beer is amazing and I love the chilled mugs it comes in. Sandwiches are to die for, greasy, but so good. Fries are decent.

Thank Erin O
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch Friday Has the special, 2 maid rites, fries and root beer for 7.99 Left full. Bring cash since I'm not sure they take debit.

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 6 April 2017

They claim to be the first business to ever have a drive-up window, in Springfield I presume. Their signature is a maid-rite, which is a sandwich made from ground beef, not a patty, loose on a bun with special spices and you can add cheese,...More

Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food awesome, the owner, Sam, was the best! We came in and right away he asked what we'd have. We said not sure. He told us what the specials were and asked if I knew what a horseshoe was and told...More

1  Thank mowakey
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 hotels in Springfield
State House Inn
982 reviews
.37 km away
Homestyle Inn & Suites
51 reviews
.59 km away
Mansion View Inn
124 reviews
.97 km away
Carpenter Street Hotel
254 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Augie's Front Burner
246 reviews
.76 km away
Boone's Saloon
91 reviews
.70 km away
Custom Cup Coffee
14 reviews
.70 km away
Nearby Attractions
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
3,830 reviews
.93 km away
Illinois State Capitol
560 reviews
.66 km away
Old State Capitol State Historic Site
757 reviews
.39 km away
Illinois State Museum
283 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Maid-Rite staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-0723
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing