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Jefferson City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Nixa, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

This chili place is so quaint and cool. The staff is so persinable and friendly. The atmosphere could keep me busy for hours multiple visits. I love it. If you don't like styff on the wall, or staff with a pulse, then go hang out at a boring restaurant with no character.

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This Eclecticly decorated American cafe keeps your eyes entertained for the duration of your meal. Furthermore, they serve the best chili and cheeseburger...hands down. Messy and delicious! Don't wear white!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I thought the place was creepy and dirty I got a bit sick just trying stuff. I don't like dirty taxidermy around where my food is made. The food was greasy and nasty.

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Additional Information about Casper's

Address: 601 West Walnut Street, Springfield, MO
Phone Number: (417) 866-9750
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
Cuisine: American, Café

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