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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in for lunch on a Friday.It was fish on the special menu. Fish ,2 sides,bread and 2 cookies.The service was fast and friendly.The place was older but clean.I recieved my food quickly.It was a busy lunch.The food was very good.Good portions for the price.also filling. I will return.a place you would like to be a regular at.

Thank Jeff M
Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So, when you pull up to the place you will think, "What? This ugly Building? This can't be it!" Oh, but it is. Once inside, you see that It's a Diner. A Real Old Fashion Diner So, You take your seat. Then you order your food. A few minutes later a HUGE PLATTER of food is delivered to your table.... More 

Thank PamelaSpeaks
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to go off the beaten path for meals and Charlie Parker's did not disappoint. It is a very unique setting with many nostalgic items to enjoy. Our food was amazing! We had enormous pancakes, breakfast horseshoes, and a chicken pot pie. All dishes were delicious. This is a must do if you are looking for great food and... More 

Thank ssollars6
Crivitz, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I waited 3 years to finally get to Charlie Parkers Cafe😬what a disappointment! The as promoted fresh never froze burger has changed, when we asked for it me and they told us only medium and it cam well done dry and tough they were frozen! Also the cheese sauce was tasteless, not much cheddar at all, almost canned cheese sauce... More 

Thank jomark1011
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If you're spending any time in Springfield you should make a point to visit this local landmark. I've never had anything on the menu that wasn't very good.

Thank John M
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a different/recommended spot to take my grandsons to breakfast. This restaurant showed up so we gave it a try. There was a 40 minute wait and no room to wait inside, so we waited in our car (the restaurant texts you when your table is ready). A quick note. This place doesn't look appealing from outside.... More 

Thank James H
Atlanta, Georgia
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

One of the best breakfasts in Springfield. The atmosphere is classic diner in a Quonset hut loaded with memorabilia. The pancakes are light and fluffy and the coffee is plentiful. The staff will take good care of you. Can't wait to try lunch here.

Thank pafabpt
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My partner came over from Scotland, I wanted to take her to the ultimate American breakfast experience, Charlie's didn't let me down. A Nissan hut in the backwoods with the ultimate American diner experience. The decor is late 50's early 60's the food is definitely modern huge portions so go hungry.

Thank Paul A
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Okay food. Okay servers. I ordered onions in my hashbrowns so they sprinkled them on top instead of cooking them in the hash browns believe it or not that ruined my whole meal.

Thank Nichole R
Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We'd enjoyed breakfast at Charlie Parker's in Springfield about six years ago - it rated a return visit. If we'd been doing reviews then, we'd have still rated this place pretty high. This is a vintage WWII Quonset hut, kind of off the beaten path but worth looking for. It's classic diner fare with the local favorite The Shoe. Breakfast... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-241-2104

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