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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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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
Worth the effort to find and wait if crowded.

This is just a fun place to go to. This highlighted on Diners, Dives Food Network show. It can be very crowded if you hit it at a bad time , for example after church or State Fair days. Food is excellent for breakfast - the chicken fried steak breakfast is wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is just a fun place to go to. This highlighted on Diners, Dives Food Network show. It can be very crowded if you hit it at a bad time , for example after church or State Fair days. Food is excellent for breakfast - the chicken fried steak breakfast is wonderful.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited Charlie Parker's for breakfast in 2009. So since our vacation took us through Springfield this year, we thought we would stop in for breakfast again. This place was still great. My husband's "horseshoe" and my "pony" were excellent. The staff was friendly and the service was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When in Springfield and you are hungry for breakfast, head over to Charlie Parkers. You will be greeted with a smile from back home and a pancake bigger than your head and delicious as much so. You won't be dissapointed. Thanks

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chicago
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have no idea why this restaurant was featured because the breakfast was nothing special; eggs, bacon, and a biscuit that was just a little thicker than a pancake and hard as a rock. My daughter asked for half order of French toast and it was only one slice of bread cut in half, she expected 2 pieces of bread... More 

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Dakota, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Definitely the best place we ate in Springfield! Catfish was some of the best we have ever had. They are only open until 2pm, so go for breakfast or lunch.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We saw this place on a popular Cable TV show and had to go. The Breakfast Horseshoe was awesome and the Giant Pancake is the size of a large Pizza.

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Prairie City, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We made a breakfast stop and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fun place to experience. We had a very kind waitress (Elizabeth) and everyone enjoyed their meals. We had to wait 15 minutes, I was expecting longer for mid-Saturday morning. I had to try the horseshoe. Wow! Very tasty and filling. Now that I can cross eating a horseshoe... More 

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Dickinson, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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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  • Address: 700 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 241-2104

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