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Sunrise Cafe

1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
217-753-1311
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Ranked #59 of 430 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have found this to be the best breakfast in Springfield! Great hash and friendly faces every time we visit:) It gets pretty crowded, but it's worth the wait.

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Rochester
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

They call this a cafe but it reminds me of the diners that used to dot the highways of America. It's small with barely adequate parking for the 50 or so seating. We've been going to the Sunrise for many years and never disappointed. Our last visit was on a Sunday, about 8 in the AM. The tables are two... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The cheeseburgers are delicious and the corn beef hash is the best in town! Outdoor dining is available and the servers are awesome.

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Odell, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I were in Springfield for two days and on the morning we were leaving we were on the hunt for a nice little diner to eat breakfast. We stumbled across this place after driving around for half an hour looking for some place to eat. When we walked in we noticed that all of the empty tables... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you are looking for a great tasting double cheeseburger cooked on a grill, this is the place for you. The service is good and the burgers are even better. It is conveniently located on the south side of town and there is plenty of parking. So if you are in the mood for a great burger and fries, make... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

At the front desk of my hotel, I asked for a "greasy spoon". The clerk knew of several in the area, but none that was open that late in the evening (8:00 PM). So I checked the Internet, found the Sunrise, and drove the 6 or 7 miles downtown. The Sunrise was worth going out of my way! Friendly service,... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is one of my most favorite restaurants. They serve a "Slim Jim" sandwich (hot ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, and a special sauce) THAT IS THE MOST DELICIOUS sandwich I have EVER eaten. The chef got the recipe from a restaurant that closed. Try one for yourself. You won't regret it.

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Dropped in on a Saturday about noon. It was busy! The burger was as I like my burgers, a bit on the thin side and crispy. Fries were ok, soup a bit salty but just fine. Walked less than $20 and comfortably full. The waitress called me "dear" and knew others there by name. I sure didn't hate it. I've... More

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Galveston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you want to feel like you are at your own kitchen table this is the spot. Fast and friendly service.

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Springfield, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I cant imagine why this place always has people. Its what a bachelor would cook for you if he didnt know how to cook. I went once ten year ago and hated it. My wife wanted to try it so we went. Yup, just as terrible as before. If you can cook at all, you can outdo this joint, at... More

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