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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, Lunch

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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
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Charlie Parker's continues to be a place that is hard to find, but you'll always find your way back. They have the BEST cafe coffee ever served. I can't even describe it, and I'm a coffee snob ~ It's probably because of what you drink it with, which is the best cafe food you'll find for miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Dickinson, Texas
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I shared a horseshoe for lunch. Food was ok. The restaurant was packed. I noticed several other customers ordered the fried chicken. The service was ok for the crowd. Parking lot is not paved and has many holes.

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Springfield, Illinois
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Charlie Parker's continues to be a place that is hard to find, but you'll always find your way back. They have the BEST cafe coffee ever served. I can't even describe it, and I'm a coffee snob ~ It's probably because of what you drink it with, which is the best cafe food you'll find for miles. Don't miss: The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Everyone was go nice to me and my kids! We loved the pancakes! They even texted me when my table was ready.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not impressed! Food not exciting just ok, service for regulars is great, but otherwise leaves a lot to be desired. Would never go back.

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Central IL
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Be aware, this is a breakfast and lunch diner, don't plan to go late in the day. Looks like an old machine shed on the outside. 50s decor on the inside. It's nothing fancy, but a very popular spot. On Saturdays in particular, you might have to wait a bit for a table. Frankly, it has outgrown this location but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We all had different horseshoes and they were amazing. Great price for lot of food. It was packed but we only had to wait 5 minutes.

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Houston, TX
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our waiter from dinner recommended this place. It was a slight drive from downtown, but great breakfast place the locals go. The building was an old shop or somehting. Great atmosphere. Standard breakfast fare. Good food, Good service. Good atmosphere.

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Cincy
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed the ambiance. Great stuff hanging on the wall. Owner was out talking to patrons. Food was very solid and prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a stop. Food channel has been before as well.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our group of ten showed up at opening time for breakfast and everything went smooth as silk. Come hungry. Early bird special before 8:00 has large serving of potatoes, toast and meat with 2 eggs and coffee. I couldn't finish it which is unusual. Be careful if you order pancakes because they are huge. All our orders were served together... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Surprisingly, this restaurant is in a more industrial park area of the city. Don't let the outside appearance scare you away....it's a Quonset hut. The food was tasty and the service very good. Take time to look at the collection of posters, signs, etc., inside.

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

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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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