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Charlie R's Steakhouse

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2242 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
+1 217-522-8888
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual fine dinning. Steaks, Seafood, Chef Created Specialty Dishes...
Casual fine dinning. Steaks, Seafood, Chef Created Specialty Dishes, Pastas, Chicken, Pork, Salads, Full bar T.V.S. Live entertainment at our Piano Bar Wed Fri Sat.
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Well worth the stop.

This is a return visit for my friends. First time here for me. The service was friendly and attentive. House salad dressing was creamy and interesting. The prime rib with crab meat was a tick over cooked (asked for rare. Center wasn't cool) however the meat was so good (tender) I mentioned it but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a return visit for my friends. First time here for me. The service was friendly and attentive. House salad dressing was creamy and interesting. The prime rib with crab meat was a tick over cooked (asked for rare. Center wasn't cool) however the meat was so good (tender) I mentioned it but wouldn't return it. Bernoise sauce was... More 

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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it and will return for another visit thank you. The wine list suggestion that you asked about is actually going to be on the next version of the wine list. I researched and added all of those flavor notes and aroma notes myself, but have had a few people say they rather see vintage and region than... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Totally reanimated as i Superb as in 1930s with wide ranging exquisite wines and gourmet seafood and a formaggi platter that will excite your evening ...... Experience the white Vermont cheddar on your oversized baked potatoe Enjoy !!

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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. Always nice to hear when we are pleasing our guest, be it regulars or someone just passing through town and trying us out. Glad to see you were enjoying some of our newer items. Keep an eye on us we will be bringing in more new items soon.... More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fantastic food and great service. We had ribeye and a pork chop special for dinner and both were delicious. The server made our side salads to order (spinach and romaine) - very good with the house dressing. We'll be returning to Springfield on our way back home and are already planning to have dinner at Charlie R's again.

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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. It keeps us motivated to stay on top of our mission, when we know we are satisfying our guest. Glad to hear you tried us out and will be returning. Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are getting it right. It is much appreciated. Mike, General Manager. More 

Springfield, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mike S, Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit glad we could serve you quality meal and offer great service. Look forward to your return. Mike General Manager. More 

Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and appreciate our hard working staff. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you had such a bad night out on your last visit. I assure you things have been changing here at Charlie R's Steakhouse. New ownership, new management and some additional new servers that have years of food service under their belt at fine dining restaurants and steakhouses. Also new wine list and even a whole... More 

Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words. We are working tirelessly to put this place back on the map again. As you mentioned for some reason we are overlooked, even though we are right on a heavy traffic street on historic Route 66. Glad you were happy with your night out with us and that your entire party was... More 

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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for taking time to review us. More 

springfield
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We have been working on many areas to bring the standards back up to what a night out should be for the guest. This includes the service you mentioned, by adding a few more "Career" servers to the floor recently. Also by upping the wine list and seafood game, along with chef... More 

Springfield, Illinois, Usa
Senior Contributor
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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Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. It is always nice to see when people are happy. And get feedback on how we can improve overall satisfaction of guest. Being regulars or the occasional passers by. You are correct about the upscale liquors, we have added a few to the list like Johnnie Walker Blue Label, other high end... 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: +1 217-522-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Description

Casual fine dinning. Steaks, Seafood, Chef Created Specialty Dishes, Pastas, Chicken, Pork, Salads, Full bar T.V.S. Live entertainment at our Piano Bar Wed Fri Sat.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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