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601 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2045
(417) 866-9750
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Ozark, Missouri
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239 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here and I would highly recommend eating lunch here. It is a little rounded roof diner that when you enter the front door you step into an eclectic dining area where the walls are plastered in posters, old time postcards and other hodge podge memorabilia. They serve delicious old time diner hamburgers and even better chili. They... More 

Thank angoct14
Lebanon, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Cool relaxing atmosphere family friendly place good food good late spot for food feels relaxing friendly staff.

Thank hawkinsmichelle35
Columbia, Missouri
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Well this is closed during the summer but when school is in then your in luck. BEST CHILI around bar none.

Thank julielS8511JU
Gainesville, Georgia
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996 reviews
796 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,006 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

so good it's biblical. when moses parted the red sea not one soldier rushed in until from the other side appeared in all its brilliance a sr. coney from caspers. they are that good. the place is a shambles, ancient wii quonset hut with maybe e3 tables inside and a counter. their slogan is, eat, pay and get out and... More 

Thank bbqman3341
Millstadt, Illinois
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

My family and I were in town for a competition and we searched on the web the best place to get a burger in Springfield. Casper's came up, we thought we would try it. When we drove up we were little leery but when we walked in we were welcomed with a smiling face Great customer service and the burgers... More 

Thank kasper98
Springfield, Missouri
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Long standing Springfield tradition. New owners but same flavor and flair. You'll see everyone from lawyers to mechanics and everyone else. Chili is what they are known for - but the burgers are great and the Frito Pie is a must.

Thank Roger W
Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Casper's Chili Parlor has been serving chili and burgers since 1909. It's a legend in Springfield. The restaurant is currently located just west of downtown on Walnut St, in an old WWII Quonset hut. There are 3 tables, 3 booths, and a long lunch counter - so expect a wait at lunchtime! If it's your first time, you MUST have... More 

2 Thank DCannon79
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294 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Love the Frito Pie and the Chili. Go early as it gets packed during the lunch hour. Sit at the bar and enjoy a conversation with the people who run the place!

Thank vtxriders
Galesburg, Illinois
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336 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We are moving away from Springfield do we are going to restaurants we haven't tried in all these years. We had lunch, at the counter because it was full, and it was great. I thought the cheeseburger had a hint of cinnamon. Maybe the sauce? It was yummy. Couldn't eat it all along with a true basket of fries. We... More 

Thank MeryMeCo
Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

Okay let's get some things straight here, Caspers is a very very long running business in Springfield. If someone tells you that they have the best chili around who are they to say that. Every persons taste's are different. Caspers chili is simple and straight forward. In case you did not notice the tables are loaded with condiments, you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806-2045
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (417) 866-9750

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?