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Casper's

601 West Walnut Street, Springfield, MO
(417) 866-9750
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Ranked #65 of 548 restaurants in Springfield
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: American, Café
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Ontario
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196 reviews 196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
425 helpful votes 425 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 restaurant reviews
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Springfield, Missouri
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86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Got some chili to go today, unfortunately because I didn't have time to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. If you haven't tried Casper's, you're missing out on a truly unique experience. The chili is always good; I think today's serving even had a little more of a kick to it, which made it that much more enjoyable!

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Springfield, Missouri
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52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is an iconic Springfield treasure. Quirky decor which could use a good cleaning! Chili is excellent but I wanted a well done burger and it oozed onto my plate! It was their lunch rush so I guess they were too busy to get it quite right. But, they should know they are gonna be swamped at that time and... More

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springfield, Missouri, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

overall, this place is great. i love it because the joint itself is so cool, the people are so great, and the food is good. the chili is good, and the burgers are good. they're not great, but they're good. i think i make better burgers and chili than casper's, but i didn't go to beat my own cooking. i... More

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