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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
perfect hang over breakfast!

monster pancake was fluffy and delicious!! homemade hash was well prepared and of course someone ordered a horseshoe! great service and speedy. lots of good food for an incredibly reasonable price. atmosphere is fun and lots of things on the walls :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

monster pancake was fluffy and delicious!! homemade hash was well prepared and of course someone ordered a horseshoe! great service and speedy. lots of good food for an incredibly reasonable price. atmosphere is fun and lots of things on the walls :)

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a cheese person. But here has amazing horseshoe sandwich which is a traditional illinois food ,and which has mashed potato with cheddar cheese and turkey. I and my friend ordered just one, but we could not finish it. If you want to enjoy time travel, you have to visit here definitely.

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Its in the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. Had to wait a little bit but well worth it!!!! Service was amazing sat at the counter loved the food!! Had the slim Kim great sandwich my son had the chicken sandwich which was awesome. Would drive to spring filed to go back.

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Petersburg, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

perfect everytime! Fast service and the inside is very neat! A must try at least once! Breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love this quirky restaurant! It looks like a metal barn and is ALWAYS packed. Be prepared to wait. But it's worth it. The good is great( especially the breakfast offerings. If you are famished, try the pancake challenge. Only a few have prevailed against these pizza sized patties.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great value, large portions, the best link sausage. the pony shoes are good and the menu doesn't have a bad choice on it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow! I was truly impressed. We went here after a friend recommended it for its 16" pancakes. The pancakes were delicious :) Stupidly, I tried to finish one by myself. I came surprisingly close, but couldn't bring myself to stomach the last ten bites. I have not tried the other dishes, but my friends had no complaints. Portions are hearty,... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

An incredible find. Visited on a very busy Saturday but the service was quick and attentive. I had a breakfast pony shoe with American home fries, homemade sausage patties, and half and half cheese sauce and sausage gravy, and it was downright heavenly. Easily one of my favorite breakfasts of all time!

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Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was passing through town and wanted to try this place after seeing it featured on DD&D (currently the only restaurant thus featured in downstate Illinois). The atmosphere was quite nice, and I had service within a couple of minutes of seating myself. I ordered a shoe, their signature breakfast platter. It arrived within about ten minutes; it wasn't as... More 

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Sedalia, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had heard of this place from several of the locals, so we stopped by. Wow, it can be tough finding a parking place. The parking lot was packed. The building really doesn't look like a restaurant, but don't let that stop you. It is in an old quonset hut building. It was on Dinners, Drive-ins and Dives. I believe... 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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