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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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Ranked #8 of 430 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Indiana
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246 reviews 246 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I couldn't figure out what the pizza boxes coming out of the restaurant at breakfast time were for. Then I saw the pancakes. Holy flapjack!!! Those things are huge! I am a paleo person so I went with the smoked pork chop and over easy eggs. YUM. My kids loved the pancakes. Coffee great! Expect to wait a bit. Awesome... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of the places that was recommended to us when we visited Springfield was Charlie Parker's. Since being featured on Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives the place has garnered a bit of attention and has become somewhat a destination for those local and traveling to the area. We decided to try it on a Sunday morning before we left town. The... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went for breakfast and as usual it was great - 2 eggs over easy - one giant pancake as large as the plate! bacon and hash browns. Wait staff is wonderful even with a big crowd. Even got a drink to go! Will be back soon!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charlie Parker's is a breakfast and lunch restaurant featured on Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives for the famous open faced horseshoe sandwich. While numerous Springfield IL-area restaurants feature types of horseshoes, this restaurant has a breakfast horseshoe as a featured dish. My family arrived two minutes before closing, but were still warmly received and served. I had the breakfast horseshoe with... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Read reviews of Springfield restaurants to stop by something besides a chain. Found Charlie Parkers with a very high average review. Was with my mom this day, traveling home from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. It was a first-time visit for me. Neighborhood was a little rough, mostly because of people who didn't mow adjacent lots and the area had... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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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
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35 reviews 35 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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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