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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

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700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Plain Good

This was one of our Monthly food gatherings that I do with several fold friends, we choose different places in different towns that are not far from any of us (we are kind of scattered throughout Central Illinois) - anyway It was Charlie Parker's this month - and a wonderful choice it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Arla A
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Bloomington, IL
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English first
Bloomington, IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This was one of our Monthly food gatherings that I do with several fold friends, we choose different places in different towns that are not far from any of us (we are kind of scattered throughout Central Illinois) - anyway It was Charlie Parker's this month - and a wonderful choice it was . Everyone's food looked good, just old... More 

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Olney, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Came here on day before President's Day, Had about a ten minute wait but the wait is completely worth it. I had the regular horshoe with a hamburger. The burger itself had amazing flavor and was juicy til the end. The only bad thing about the restaurant is that they close at 2.

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Decatur, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have eaten at Charlie Parkers for breakfast on multiple occasions. Always top shelf service and wonderful food. They offer other things besides breakfast, but I have never eaten anything but that. Pancakes are Huge, delicious and filling. Omelets are great and fried potatoes are excellent.. They close at like 2:00 in the afternoon so get there early. The inside... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This may have been featured on the food network but it was not good eats. It was average. We went for breakfast and Denny's food is just as good. The hashbrowns tasted like the ones you buy frozen, no flavor. The biscuits tasted like they were Pillsbury not homemade. It was just okay no big deal.

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Springfield, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tried and true favorite, funky and a great wait staff. If you want ambiance so somewhere else, if you want classic midwest breakfast and a staff that's on top of it - Charlie Parkers.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food is homemade and awesome. Servings are large. Pancakes hang off the plates. Horseshoes are delicious. Place is always packed. It is a fun, quirky place. You won't be disappointed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Anyone tempted to go here after seeing it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, should take another look at how the place was portrayed on the show. There was more commentary about the size of the portions than how tasty they were. Clearly the place has benefited from being on the show. There was a big lunch time crowd when we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

this is great if you want large quantities of inexpensive, mediocre food. The cheese sauce is wonderful. I would suggest you get the horseshoe with ham and cheese sauce and american fries

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Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We like this restaurant for breakfast. They are open until 2:00 pm each day and have a nice lunch selection. The service is fast and the food is good. On Sunday mornings you can plan to wait to be seated, but they take your cell phone number and text you when they can seat you. The restaurant is definitely a... More 

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Petersburg, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had always drove by here and never went in but I read somewhere that this place got voted number 6 best place to eat in Illinois, I personally could think of 6 better places in the springfield area. To be clear the food was just fine( I had steak and eggs) but just decent nothing to rave about

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 241-2104

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