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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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Ranked #11 of 426 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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83% Recommend
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English first
Litchfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

been going here alot over the years, love the decor in the place. daily specials and killer breakfast. resonably priced food, and plenty of it, good veggy omelets and pizza sized pancakes. must try!!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love Charlie Parkers for breakfast which they serve all day. The servings are large and the service is usually fast even when they are really busy which most of the time, especially on Sunday mornings. Their breakfast blueberry casserole is great and they are known for their 16 inch pancakes. The lunch menu is also very good. I like... More

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Springfield, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Recently remodeled, this place is much nicer than it used to be, but they need to clean their wall hangings! The food is basic, not great and not bad at all. The price is reasonable. The only complaint I have is that I've seen the portion sizes decrease in the last couple years. It used to be a good value.... More

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Dallas, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Late breakfast on a icy Saturday for me found me at a Diner Drive In and Dives stop. Man was it ever worth it ! The foo was great , the staff did all but make me part of the family, the prices were good to great. I had the blueberry pancake with the breakfast horseshoe sandwich , which is... More

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Deputy, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Really enjoyed eating breakfast with my family there this morning. A very friendly, cozy place with great food. Eating at a real diner was such a nice change from all the chain restaurants. Keep up the good work, Charlie Parkers!!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very rural and very busy even at 1:30. I had the Charlie's Favorite chicken sandwich with cheese, bacon, onioin straws and a special sauce with a little kick in it. It was good, but I was really happy to see breaded cauliflower on the menu. I really like it and never see it anywhere any more! It was very good!... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Off the beatin path. Not easy to get to unless someone gave you specific directions. Very bland on the outside. Parking lot crowded. All this for breakfast or lunch ? Yes and well worth it. This restaurant has been in operation since about 1991 and still there are some residents of Springfield that have never been there. Their loss! They... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was the 2nd restaurant on our "Horseshoe Tour" of Springfield. It was only ok. The restaurant itself was really neat, the food came fast, but was only ok. Typical eggs, typical hash browns, and most disappointingly, bland cheese sauce.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went here for breakfast as it was a holiday and our hotel restaurant was closed! Its a bit off the beaten track and we were slightly concerned when we pulled up outside what looks like a metal hut on an industrial estate but don't be scared its certainly worth it. We had to wait outside for about 20 minutes... More

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Caledonia, MI
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

When traveling, we like to eat at local establishments rather than chain restaurants. Generally a good plan - sometimes not so much - but this was excellent. (Don't let the outside appearance of the building scare you away.) Location is obscure and in an industrial neighborhood a few miles north of I-70, but you won't be disappointed in the food.... More

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