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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
Always a favorite!

I lived in Springfield, IL for 12 years before moving to the St. Louis area and this is one place that I make sure to return to when I come to town for a visit! Rich in history, amazingly friendly staff, and unique eats makes this a must stop for locals and visitors alike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Debbie P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I lived in Springfield, IL for 12 years before moving to the St. Louis area and this is one place that I make sure to return to when I come to town for a visit! Rich in history, amazingly friendly staff, and unique eats makes this a must stop for locals and visitors alike.

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Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've always enjoyed our food. Sometimes it's so busy that it's hard to get refills on your water and coffee. The decor is very interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Everyone liked their food. That was not surprising. But there was something unusually authentic about being seated inside a quonset hut and the atmosphere was incredibly lively. The picture posted on Facebook gathered an unusually large number of likes and comments because the background was so colorful and everyone looked so happy. Atmosphere wise, this is what a lot of... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Brought my pancake loving child here for the giant pancake. He loved it. Everything was good. All other family members enjoyed their breakfasts also. Only problem We had was being smashed liked sardines in the restaurant. Too many tables, not enough room To move. Other than that-- we would go back

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United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love the old fashioned decor they have, the exterior of the building is even unique. The breakfast horseshoes are amazing. Good service. Good pricing and would like to go back.

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Springfield, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have eaten breakfast here many times. They have incredibly wonderful food and the price cannot be beaten. They have been featured on Food Network on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Very old place that has been around a long time, excellent atmosphere, small diner style situation, great service and food that makes the taste buds say yum! You will... More 

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Kirtland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Decorated like the 50-60's diners, it was nostalgic. The food came out fast and hot. The locals love it here. Me not so much. The hash browns are tiny shreds and cold. But the toast is thick!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Saw the restaurant was reviewed by Triple D and went for breakfast. The staff was extremely friendly and restaurant was full not packed but we were able to find a table and although the dish to order was the "haystack" protein, french fries, cheese, eggs and gravy seemed a bit heavy for us so we went with the standard eggs... More 

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Troy, Missouri
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is just a good old diner. It's fun, quick, and delicious. My nephews could not wait to share their pizza pan sized pancake! I was surprised at how tasty it was because sometimes bigger is not better but this pancake was good! I had the breakfast shoe and just loved it! I enjoy this place so much.

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Bloomington, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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

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