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Cozy Dog Drive Inn

6th street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
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Ranked #22 of 433 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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76% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an iconic diner on route 66. Lots of Route 66 memorabilia throughout the diner. The cozy dog is good, but I found the onion rings a bit too greasy for my taste. Fun place to visit.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fun place on the original Route 66. A "cozy dog" is a corn dog. I love corn dogs and these did not disappoint. Small gift area featuring Route 66 items. Staff very pleasant and accommodating.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although the building itself isn’t anything special, inside is Route 66 nostalgic. The food is good—you MUST get a cozy dog, or two. We got the special that came with fries. There is memorabilia of Route 66 and the owners' own collection. If you’ve ever been to Hackberry, Arizona, located off Route 66, this is the perfect complement to that... More

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St. Louis MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Again, not good. Ordered a plain hot dog. No flavor, boiled, YUK! French fries were really good. Ordered a bowl of grease, um I mean chili. Nasty. Breading on the Cozy dog was like a sweet bread batter. DIL said the burger was good.

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Kansas City
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is truly an attraction, more than a restaurant; we stopped in on a Saturday evening for a root beer float after our dinner and were tickled to stroll around the dining area, reading all the information about Route 66, the origin of the corn dog on a stick, and viewing lots of memorabilia from the 1950s. Outside, there’s a... More

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Woodstock, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My kids hate corn dogs and they loved these. Food was delicious, best fries I have ever had and the prices are so reasonable.

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Richmond, Rhode Island
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having last been to Cozy Dog in 2005, I was hoping it would live up to my memories, and it did. Simple food, fair prices, hours of memorabilia to peruse on the walls. The corn dogs and fries were not a bit greasy, but crisp and perfectly cooked. Burgers and hot dogs in our order were also just right. 17... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I always loved the end of summer growing up. Not because of school starting and seeing friends I haven't seen or going into a cold arena on a hot day in August for hockey try outs. This meant that the Ottawa Ex (a local fair) was comming to town. My love was for those mini donuts swimming in that river... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Ok...let's agree that a Cozy Dog (or two) with onion rings is not the most healthy lunch. But, once in awhile you just need to not think and have fun! The corn dogs are tasty (and not at all greasy), ditto for the onion rings. Friendly, efficient service. The nostalgia, priceless! Take the time to read the walls...so much fun!... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ok so we are doing RT 66 and have the Lodging and Dining guide for RT 66 and have been told about this place. I had NEVER had a corn dog in my life before this place. Walk in, order up how many dogs you want and side(s) and drink. We were here late in the day so this was... More

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