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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfasts

My parents and I ordered the breakfast ponyshoe and everything was under 25 dollars for three people. I had been here before but my parents hadn't. They both approved. Definitely worth a visit. Arrive hungry!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I ordered the breakfast ponyshoe and everything was under 25 dollars for three people. I had been here before but my parents hadn't. They both approved. Definitely worth a visit. Arrive hungry!

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Thank leaH9082
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was just there last Saturday for breakfast, it was very busy as usual. Service was great, but oh the bacon pancake was wonderful! crisp bacon in a wonderful large plate size pancake, had to take some home it was very filling.

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Thank Pals66
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast with pancakes the size of a manhole cover! And, they aren't just big, they are very good. Their regular pancakes are as large as a big plate. Don't miss the Horseshoe.

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Thank Greg T
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the cutest restaurant in Springfield. People from all over visit this restaurant. There's always a line outside on the weekends if the weather is nice. Breakfast is great!!!!!! I was served the largest pancake ever. The service is good and there's plenty of parking. They do not serve dinner!!!

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Thank Artherine
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The place is usually packed but the wait has never been long. The food is typical diner comfort fare. The portions are very large, very satisfying and very good.

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Thank Martel2016
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Too busy and crowded for a breakfast that's just okay. Bob Evans and cracker barrel have better food in my opinion but fun to look the old stuff. Its definitely unique.

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Thank Paulie C
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is where people go for a great breakfast. Locals know this is the place to go. People visiting who lived here always make a stop. Winner of unique breakfast: breakfast horseshoe. True diner. Coffee mug kept full. Nothing fancy here. Just great breakfast.

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Thank Tricky1228
Ishpeming, Michigan
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I ordered the "Breakfast Pony". It is an over easy egg on top of toast, with bacon, smothered in a cheese sauce, and topped with hash browns. A shoe would be double the egg and toast. It looked a mess but was like fireworks going off inside of my mouth! The pony version was so filling I couldn't even finish... More 

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Thank RaBond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Went here for the first time yesterday for brunch. We had the chicken fried steak and the catfish dinner. Food was very worth it due to the quantity and taste. Thought the service was good, our waitress was very friendly. Got right into the place with only waiting 5 minutes. Liked the nostalgic atmosphere with the vinyl albums, records etc..... More 

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Thank petlovr67
Teasdale, Utah
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Great comfort eating at Charlie Parker's Diner. Tucked away on a side street and inside its quonset garage setting, this is an excellent spot for breakfast and brunch. We shared a great chef's salad and an open-faced hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Excellent.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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