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Cozy Dog Drive Inn

6th street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
217-525-1992
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Ranked #18 of 429 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

First ever corn dog and I liked it! Quirky Route 66 vibe, nice staff, reasonable prices. Recommended, especially if you are driving Route 66 as we were.

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A real old skool diner. What was once a drive through in the 50s, is now a well established little diner, surrounded by memorabilia and nostalgia (not to mention the great dogs themselves). Well worth popping into if you're in the area, and even if you're not for that matter.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This was a must see on our road trip!! It did no disappoint!! The decor is so retro & we loved it!! Food was delicious (cheeseburgers, cozy dogs, fries, chili dog, mushrooms). Prices were very good! We will definitely stop again!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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416 reviews 416 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ed Waldmire Jr., the founder of Cozy Dog Drive Inn in Springfield, Illinois, tells an interesting story about how he discovered what turned out to be the staple of his restaurant. In Muskogee, Oklahoma, so the story goes, Waldmire saw an unusual sandwich called "corn dog," a sandwich with a wiener baked in cornbread. It was very tasty, he said,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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LEJ45
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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