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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
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Ranked #7 of 433 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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84% Recommend
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English first
Chico, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Have you ever eaten in a quanzit hut? Well here is your chance. Dirt parking lot, round building, open the door, and wow! Walls covered with nostalgia items to bring back youthful memories. You can and should eat at the counter. You then can see every dish as it comes out. Breakfast was the best. They have a 16" pancake.... More

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St. Louis MO
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not quite sure what the hype is about this place. Ordered the ham and cheese omelet with hashbrowns and toast. American cheese on my omelet! Gross. Big pancake was average at best.

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Campton Hills
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting atmosphere...diner in a quanset hut...but breakfast was excellent, from huge chocolate pancakes to REAL corned beef hash. Great cup of coffee, but a little slow on refills. NOT a greasy spoon! Featured on Food Channel - Guy Fieri for obvious reasons. We visited during the week with no waiting, but were told that the wait can be long on... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On our cross-country trek, we stopped at Charlie Parker's because it was on DDD. Little did we know how great our stop would be. First....the food, fantastic. Nice size portions and flat out delicious! Second....the staff was the best we have experienced yet! We highly recommend Charlie Parker's to anyone looking for great food and a great atmosphere!!!

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Curtice, Ohio
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It may not look like much from the outside and it may be a little hard to find, but the food is outstanding and the staff saw to our every need. We especially loved the atmosphere and stuffed waffles!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a "must-see" eatery when you're visiting Springfield. Their breakfast horseshoe is the best I've ever had. Overall, typical diner food, but the decor and atmosphere make it worth the wait. (Lines out the door year-round on the weekends.) Try the 16" chocolate chip pancake--looks outrageous and tastes delicious.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was Sunday and we had to wait for a table which we were told by our server is typical on the weekends. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. Food was good and the Breakfast Pony Shoe I had was plenty of food. My wife had the Sunday special, a blueberry casserole and it was more than she could eat... More

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Richmond, Rhode Island
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Being from Southern Rhode Island, pulling up to a Quonset Hut restaurant in the middle of IL was a shock. The fact that this rather inconspicuous restaurant had a great waiting list system was even more surprising! We gave our name and cell phone number, and our party of 6 was seated in the busy restaurant in minutes. We got... More

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Springfield, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One question... Why are you not at Charlie Parker's now? There is no need for reading this pathetic review. You are wasting time not getting to Charlie Parker's. I had lived in Springfield, IL for 2 years before I made the decision to change my life for the better by visiting the amazingly delicious example of the bounty of America's... More

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Champaign, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I ate here for brunch on our way back home from a trip. It was Sunday so we expected to wait a long time. They do a great job of moving people through this quonset hut. They are not rude to you at all, but we only had to wait 10 minutes when there was 5 people... More

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