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Charlie R's Steakhouse

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2242 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 522-8888
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Dinner

Great food, quaint atmosphere, piano bar is a hoot! We are local and in 44 years had never been, but will definitely be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food, quaint atmosphere, piano bar is a hoot! We are local and in 44 years had never been, but will definitely be back!!

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Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Friday, 01/09/2015 The Prime Rib Special is on Friday, which is such a great departure of the "fish Friday" that almost everybody runs on Fridays (Prime Rib Special is also available on Saturdays). Great Friday evening, live band music. not too loud and super wait staff. Beverages were refilled timely—didn't have the opportunity to ask—the servers were there on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I went to this place for a meeting. I was so excited when I arrived because prime rib was being served, which is my favorite cut of meat. I ordered mine medium. When our waitress came with my steak, It was obvious that is was well-done. I asked the server to take it back, but she insisted it was medium.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This restaurant goes back decades, originally known as the Black Angus, then Jim's SteakHouse, and Gallaghers. We chose this restaurant for a holiday group dinner for 12. The reservation was handled flawlessly and we had a lovely table in a quiet area of this restaurant. We chose it because it offered a varied menu that would appeal to almost anyone,... More 

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Chico, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is an old steakhouse. Clean and good service. Friendly and helpful servers. I had the filet and it cooked perfect. My hubby has the rib eye. Great flavor. Lots of side dishes to choose from. We shared a melt in the mouth Key Lime dessert. Made reservations and when we arrived, we were seated at once. It was on... More 

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springfield
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had dinner here I had chicken cordon bleu which was terrific as was salad . Pork chops were very large and good. Au gratin potatoes too cheesy. Poor service brought my rating down but if was better would get 4 stars. Will try it again do to the good food.

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Springfield, Illinois, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I visit the resturant almost every week and will continue for a long time. The atmospher is a little dated, but the bar area is great. Steak, lobster and salmon are my favorites and the seafood special with rice is awsome. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday they feature live entertainment and dancing. The bar is now featuring the highend liquors... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat here once a month on the average. The steaks are always very good, the service varies between good and excellent, and the ambience varies with the noise level. Recently had to change the name - the Gallagher's chain (NY, Vegas, etc) forced the issue, and I have to admit I don't remember the new name, but the food... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Charlie R’s formerly Gallagher’s advertises “Same Great Location, Same Great Food, Same Great Service, Nothing has changed but the name!” THIS IS NOT TRUE! The service and atmosphere has have been compromised. We were a party of ten with reservations a week in advance. We had two servers that were working together to accommodate our party of ten, and they... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Now under a new name--Charlie R's, because of threatened problem from the New York restaurant of the same name. In one word--Underwhelming. Went on a Saturday evening. The place was just this side of empty. The service was adequate with a couple of exceptions. There was no bread plate (although the rolls were the highlite of the evening for me)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2242 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 522-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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