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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came here because it was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, expecting great diner food. The food was mediocre. The horseshoes were ok--the hash browns on them were good but the fries were just regular fries, and the cheese sauce was watery. The pancakes were nothing special. But what made me very angry was the way the waitress and one... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My traveling companion found Charlie Parkers on the web. She's a big breakfast fan, so we found the place on old Rt. 66 and went there for breakfast. It is very popular, and it was confirmed by our waitress that after Guy visited in 2007 they've had lots of business. There was a sign that said it held 96, and... More

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Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great Place, Great Breakfast, Filled with Locals, and visitors alike, thanks to a DDD Episode. Quality breakfast, and a stop whenever we are by Springfield in the Morning....

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Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

To All: A exciting time in Springfield, IL. They have daily specials that are American flavor. The price is right. A visit to Charlie Parkers will be remembered forever. I hope you can meet Mike Murphy, the owner. Christian

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Hanna City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Charlie Parker's does not look like much from the outside, but the food is great! We got there at 11am on a Sunday morning and the place was packed. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Waitress kept coffee cups and drinks refilled. All six of us had something different but all agreed we would be... More

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Indiana
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252 reviews 252 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I couldn't figure out what the pizza boxes coming out of the restaurant at breakfast time were for. Then I saw the pancakes. Holy flapjack!!! Those things are huge! I am a paleo person so I went with the smoked pork chop and over easy eggs. YUM. My kids loved the pancakes. Coffee great! Expect to wait a bit. Awesome... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of the places that was recommended to us when we visited Springfield was Charlie Parker's. Since being featured on Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives the place has garnered a bit of attention and has become somewhat a destination for those local and traveling to the area. We decided to try it on a Sunday morning before we left town. The... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went for breakfast and as usual it was great - 2 eggs over easy - one giant pancake as large as the plate! bacon and hash browns. Wait staff is wonderful even with a big crowd. Even got a drink to go! Will be back soon!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charlie Parker's is a breakfast and lunch restaurant featured on Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives for the famous open faced horseshoe sandwich. While numerous Springfield IL-area restaurants feature types of horseshoes, this restaurant has a breakfast horseshoe as a featured dish. My family arrived two minutes before closing, but were still warmly received and served. I had the breakfast horseshoe with... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Read reviews of Springfield restaurants to stop by something besides a chain. Found Charlie Parkers with a very high average review. Was with my mom this day, traveling home from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. It was a first-time visit for me. Neighborhood was a little rough, mostly because of people who didn't mow adjacent lots and the area had... More

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Additional Information about Charlie Parkers Incorporated

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

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