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1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
217-753-1311
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very clean and cheery

For this type of place you wouldn't expect such pains taken for cleanliness. I tend to look at this sort of thing and I was impressed. This place is spotless everywhere you look. Friendly service. Food is average but then again we only went in to have a snack. A very nice diner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For this type of place you wouldn't expect such pains taken for cleanliness. I tend to look at this sort of thing and I was impressed. This place is spotless everywhere you look. Friendly service. Food is average but then again we only went in to have a snack. A very nice diner.

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Peoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

real nice place,good food,friendly staff,I was recently there and was impressed. I will return soon. It is a small place,they have breakfast all day and they are open until 9 in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The best breakfast place in town. Not the best atmosphere. But they do breakfast right and they have a good burger. The service is fast and polite.

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Springfield, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've had their catfish several times and it is without a doubt the largest and best flavored catfish in Springfield.

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Looking for quick hot breakfast. It was pretty quick considering there was only one elderly waitress and older cook. See my pictures for detailed menu. Lots of allergies in our group but were able to cover all. Veggie omelette with bacon crumbles Denver omelette with salsa Egg white omelette Fruit cup with pineapple, mush melon, and cantaloupe Coffee! !! Tea

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here looking for a simple breakfast. The omelets were terrible in the words of my children. The oatmeal was instant and the fruit cup which we were told was fresh was mostly frozen fruit packed in syrup.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So I'm touring springfield really quick and my brother said that I had to get a dish specifically native to springfield called the horseshoe. It was breakfast time and per a reviewer I went to Sunrise Cafe..if ur snobby and expect immediate service and super courteous staff go to a fancy restaurant or better yet mcdonalds. This ain't it. This... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been going here a long time. If you like simple diner food it's the perfect place. A very good breakfast menu. The eggs and potatoes are great. For lunch you can't go wrong with a Dan's cheeseburger and for dinner fried chicken. They have all your favorite diner food. This place is a hit with the locals, simple... More 

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-753-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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