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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: Brunch, Breakfast, 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
First time Experience! Great!

Yes, I have lived here my whole life and know that Charlie Parkers is a local hangout! Rated by the Guy Fieri's of the world and the locals as well each year winning all the awards....finally took my hubby and son and daughterinlaw and grand and had breakfast on Sunday. Love the text you when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, I have lived here my whole life and know that Charlie Parkers is a local hangout! Rated by the Guy Fieri's of the world and the locals as well each year winning all the awards....finally took my hubby and son and daughterinlaw and grand and had breakfast on Sunday. Love the text you when table is ready and the... More 

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chicago
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Really nice people work here. It was crowded but they hustle. Food was spot on and tasty. Biscuits and gravy nice and peppery. I would go back and eat here worth a stop in Springfield.

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Champaign, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went out looking for a great little cafe on Route 66 and we found it on Charlie Parker's in Springfield, IL. Owners, Mike and Cindy, are great and open to share what to eat and about the restaurant's history. We were there for a late breakfast and had the wonderful Horseshoe and the special of the day, Blueberry stuffed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here on the way home from St.Louis. Don't let the outside appearance fool you.....go inside and find out why this place is full of customers. I had the "shoe" and out was more than I could finish. It was great. Others had omelets and pancakes and also thought they were excellent. The waitress was very helpful and her... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's a cute little place off the beaten path! The food is good and you have to try a horse shoe! A very nice family friendly place!

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Senior Contributor
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After finding the place…. I had the 16" pancake… it was huge and I could not finish it. It was good though. The atmosphere was good and quirky. Service was adequate. I would eat there again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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515 restaurant reviews
577 helpful votes 577 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Charlie Parker's Diner in Springfield, or Charles Parkers Incorporated, is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. so breakfast is the big attraction. It has received awards for its breakfast and its breakfast specials from the Chicago Tribune and Wall Street Journal and appear on TV's Food Network. But don't forget about the 1/3-pound hamburger. It is rated as one... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Love the atmosphere! Service was excellent and the food was Delicious! I had the Reuben sandwich. Really cool to see Guy Fieri's autograph!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved the atmosphere of this little diner. It's in an odd location and the building looks a little funky, but come inside for breakfast and you will not be disappointed! We went for the giant 16" pancake as well as an omelet. The flavor of the pancake was really great and was cooked perfectly for being so large! Sharing... More 

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Somonauk, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited because had recently seen on Food Network. Awesome food! Great service and fun. This is where the locals go so you know its good!

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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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