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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
Good for: Families with children
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 with T.V.S, Live entertainment at our Piano Bar Wed - Sat.
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not Much Improved Over Our Last Visit

It had been over three years since we last visited this restaurant. Unfortunately, time has not done much to improve the quality of our experience. When one enters a supper club at prime time on Saturday evening (7pm) and the house is less than half full, questions come to mind. Service was a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Footfault
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Central Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on New Years Eve with a group of 10. It was our servers first night on the job. Everything was so slow we were just ready to get out of there before we even got our food. For those prices things should be top notch, but they were not.

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1 Thank ssmith5
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

I have never had to do this before, but I am going to lay into this review a bit. (Especially since you just wrote us a 4 star review about 4 months ago) I was all over the floor N.Y. Eve. Not one table complained or had long waits for food. I know this because any time I was in... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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177 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll admit that I was dragged here by an acquaintance, and I should have said no in the first place. I had a bad feeling about being invited by a 60something colleague of my DH's to 'hear a friend who is playing piano'. So, on a Saturday night I ended up in a bar - youngest one there - listening... More 

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

Sounds like your main complaint is you're a younger person and felt you were amidst a sea of "geriatrics" that your friend wanted to see? You were in the heart of that aspect of our old history here. We've been here since the prohibition era. You also may want to try Charlie R's Steakhouse IN the actual restaurant :) Sounds... More 

Central Illinois
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It had been over three years since we last visited this restaurant. Unfortunately, time has not done much to improve the quality of our experience. When one enters a supper club at prime time on Saturday evening (7pm) and the house is less than half full, questions come to mind. Service was a bit quicker than our last visit but... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review and let us know your issues. Wish it had been done at the time of your dinning with us, (I.E. ask to speak to manager) so that I may have addressed and resolved things in house to have you leaving feeling better, but I appreciate it here as well. I am glad we... More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Friendly staff, wonderful service, and outstanding food (I had the filet and my boyfriend had the prime rib, the house dressing is so good). The hot towel after the meal was an unexpected and perfect ending to an all around great experience. We will definitely be returning!

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1 Thank Michelle L
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad to hear we were able to satisfy your night out needs. We strive to bring everyone who dines with us an enjoyable night out. Always happy to hear from guest when it hits the mark. Or even if it does not so we can attempt to make it right. Mike S. More 

Central Illinois
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My wife and I have been coming here for years and have even held a couple of our office Christmas parties here. Every time, the service has been great and the food has been wonderful. We particularly enjoy the prime rib and steaks but others with us have had most everything on the menu and have said that what they... More 

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1 Thank 1_Illinois_traveler
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad to hear we've been able to keep you, your wife and your x-mas parties pleased with the food service and atmosphere. Thank you for the review and kind words. Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband came in last weekend and loved the atmosphere and service. Everything was cooked to perfection and we got our food in no time. I would recommend anyone who likes a good steak dinner for the right to quality to come to Charlie R's.

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

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and the food and service as well. Thank you for recommending us to others also. We are trying to grow a more steady flow of new and return guest, the best way is word of mouth by those who have seen our changes and appreciate the great new quality of wine... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there last Tuesday night. Ribeyes were top notch as well as the service and the music. Amy took great care of us also. Best restaurant in town by far!

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

Thank you Shanon. Been noticing you become more of a regular guest. Glad we can always provide you with a great meal, service and entertainment. We're working hard to continue to enhance the night out for our guest with high quality food, libations, service and entertainment. Mike. More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Wonderful experience on Friday night! Great service, thanks Doug. Steaks were perfect. Mike, the manager, stop by table several times to check on our party of 8. Could not have asked for a better experience. Too bad not more people enjoying this steak house.

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2 Thank 48Mary48
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Always nice to hear when people enjoyed their selves at our restaurant. We are continually adding new menu items wines beers etc to enhance the dining enjoyment, as well as slowly attempting to upgrade the appearance of the place as well via table presence, presentations, etc. Word of mouth by people who enjoyed their night... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Our party of five arrived on 11/07/15. I had made reservations and I must admit to being a little concerned about some of the negative comments that had been posted by some others. This was our first visit to Charlie R's. Well, let me put to rest any such concerns other readers might have. We were greeted with genuine courtesy... More 

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1 Thank 381trooper
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for checking us out even though you had concerns about some of the negative reviews. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and had a great night out. Thank you for the review and for recommending others to try us out. I will say a little about the negative 1 star reviews..... Those are all from when it was "Gallaghers" and... More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I discovered this place a few years ago, each special night out we find ourselves here! The service is top notch, such a great atmosphere and the food is to die for. By far the best steakhouse in Springfield, IL. We have had a variety of dinners here over the years. We have even taken our 2... More 

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1 Thank John C
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the vote of confidence. I recall when you started coming in myself, as I was your server when you, your wife and baby came in. You've always been such great guest enjoying your nights out with us and complimenting the changes that were / still are being made. Glad to see you enjoying the upgrades to the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Casual fine dinning. Steaks, Seafood, Chef Created Specialty Dishes, Pastas, Chicken, Pork, Salads, Full bar with T.V.S, Live entertainment at our Piano Bar Wed - 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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