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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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Amazing Breakfast!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Springfield, IL
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Springfield, IL
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Olney, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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  • Address: 700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 241-2104

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