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601 West Walnut Street, Springfield, MO
(417) 866-9750
Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 19
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chocolate Cake Wednesday!

Every Wednesday they have chocolate cake...the best chocolate cake you'll ever have! Order a cup of chili with cheese and a burger but eat then chocolate cake first!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Kevin B
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Springfield, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I work about a block and a half from Casper's and read the reviews befor placing an order. Several of us at work ordered the chili frito pie and one ordered the chilli cheese fries. How disappointing!! First of all, when we called in our order the lady who took the order was extrememly rude. Then when I got there... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Every Wednesday they have chocolate cake...the best chocolate cake you'll ever have! Order a cup of chili with cheese and a burger but eat then chocolate cake first!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The burgers and chili are fantastic. The staff is super friendly and remember you every time. The building is in an old kwanzaa hut from the early 1900's and is far from elegant but that is not what the place is about. It is quirky and just plain awesome

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Casper's is known for its chili, but I make better chili myself. If you're in Springfield, you must go this unique "restaurant." It's a local favorite. And an unparalleled experience. In the past, I didn't go there much, because I'm not wild for their chili. But under the new owners, the menu is a bit more varied. Mind you, this... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you're lucky you might even catch an insult while dining. It's just a part of the experience here. I was told by a local that their Chile was the best in town. Well it ain't bad and neither are their burgers. The Frito-Pie looked pretty good as well. This is a tiny orange Quonset-Hut building, you might have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

if you're the type who wants to avoid the national chains and experience truly local flavors when you travel, then Casper's is a must when you visit Springfield. This place is in a Quonset hut. It's old and rusty. There's limited seating. Calling the decor 'dated' is wildly understating things. But that's the beauty of it (if that doesn't sound... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you've never been to Casper's..go!! I've been going there most of my life. More often when I lived close by..I live in Canada now and make sure that when I visit Springfield, Missouri each year, that I visit Casper's and usually take someone that has never eaten there before. Casper's has new owners, but the food is the same.... More 

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New York
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Casper's chili is phenomenal. I hate seeing the restaurant close each year and wait for them to return in the fall. Get your chili on with tons of options and toppings, but please save room for the chocolate cake!

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SGF, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Casper's is a Springfield chili institution. I remember eating as a child at Casper's at a previous location. It's in a quonset hut in the downtown area and you'll see the cars parked long before you see the otherwise non-descript building. It just depends when you hit the joint - slightly before lunchtime or after is best - because the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Amazing place with reasonable prices. Eat their chili and you will have zero regrets. Call ahead or check their hours because sometimes they're closed early (and I believe they close in the winter). Everyone was very friendly and we had our food within minutes. I've also had their tasty burgers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 West Walnut Street, Springfield, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (417) 866-9750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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