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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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Ranked #7 of 431 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes there's nothing that will satisfy except a couple of fried eggs, toast, jelly, and a cold glass of milk. That was yesterday. Holy Cow it was ready so fast and cooked perfectly. Everything they make at this American cafe diner is classic. Go there. In fact, go out of your way to go there.

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When the State Legislature is not in session in Springfield the restaurants are slim pickins. I found Charlie Parkers online. It was fun to find and I have never had a meal in a Qunsette hut before. The food and service were great. The diner atmosphere was exciting and plenty of local color.

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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food was good and plentiful and service could not have been better. Every employee was courteous and friendly - it was a truly good luncheon experience!

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a fun place to go! Classic diner atmosphere in an old airplane hangar-- which makes it loads of fun...BUT...hey...I go for the food! French toast is wonderful and pancakes are to die for...BUT pancakes are huge so don't overdo it! When we have guests in town we always take them to visit! COFFEE IS FANTASTIC! It was also... More

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Chico, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have you ever eaten in a quanzit hut? Well here is your chance. Dirt parking lot, round building, open the door, and wow! Walls covered with nostalgia items to bring back youthful memories. You can and should eat at the counter. You then can see every dish as it comes out. Breakfast was the best. They have a 16" pancake.... More

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St. Louis MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not quite sure what the hype is about this place. Ordered the ham and cheese omelet with hashbrowns and toast. American cheese on my omelet! Gross. Big pancake was average at best.

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Campton Hills
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting atmosphere...diner in a quanset hut...but breakfast was excellent, from huge chocolate pancakes to REAL corned beef hash. Great cup of coffee, but a little slow on refills. NOT a greasy spoon! Featured on Food Channel - Guy Fieri for obvious reasons. We visited during the week with no waiting, but were told that the wait can be long on... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On our cross-country trek, we stopped at Charlie Parker's because it was on DDD. Little did we know how great our stop would be. First....the food, fantastic. Nice size portions and flat out delicious! Second....the staff was the best we have experienced yet! We highly recommend Charlie Parker's to anyone looking for great food and a great atmosphere!!!

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Curtice, Ohio
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209 reviews 209 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It may not look like much from the outside and it may be a little hard to find, but the food is outstanding and the staff saw to our every need. We especially loved the atmosphere and stuffed waffles!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a "must-see" eatery when you're visiting Springfield. Their breakfast horseshoe is the best I've ever had. Overall, typical diner food, but the decor and atmosphere make it worth the wait. (Lines out the door year-round on the weekends.) Try the 16" chocolate chip pancake--looks outrageous and tastes delicious.

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