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Charlie R's Steakhouse

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2242 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703-3454
+1 217-522-8888
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie R's has been around for a long time, having several different names but the quality lives on. We three couples ate there on a Wednesday night and the big square bar was full of regulars, mostly senior citizens. The bartender know what everyone drinks and serves up generous pours including an excellent lemon drop martini. There are many excellent... More 

Thank 1970DeeDee
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has changed names over the years, but the quality of the food and the service remains high. I don't go often, but it is a real nice place. Good quality steaks, fish, chicken, pasta, ... Their house dressing is to die for. I tried it on a Caesar salad and was just tickled. My one complaint is that... More 

Thank Steve P
Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Let me start by saying this restaurant has been a favorite of family and friends, but I seriously wonder how long they will be in business at this rate. We made reservations for our group a month in advance for a celebration dinner. Entrees ordered were prime rib, salmon, NY strip, ribeye, filet, Ahi Tuna and a child's steak. Prime... More 

2 Thank LandOLincoln
Springfield, Illinois
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Such a cool find! I would have never guessed what I would find on the inside by looking at the outside. Definitely a Springfield secret! It gives off the vibe of a secret mob meeting place. Rat Pack style music from a live artist, booth or bar seating, and low light gives off an extremely romantic feel. Perfect for a... More 

Thank Melissa R
Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Took over an hour between salads and entrees. Food was cold.party of 6 and the waiter put on a 20% gratutity. I'm not against tipping well but only when deserved.

1 Thank kbre2016
Chatham, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We hadn't visited this restaurant in almost 20 years and didn't know what to expect after reading the varied reviews. So here's our thoughts. The first thing I noticed when we sat down in the dining room was the duct tape used to repair the booth seat was pealing off. Not the best 1st impression if you care about such... More 

Thank Pam B
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourselves for dinner and then entertainment area afterwards. I took care of the booth situation. That torn booth has been placed in the very back area which is not sat as much. Then brought up a good booth to replace it from the back area. If it were up to me we would have new carpet, new... More 

Mount Vernon, Illinois
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323 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I have been coming here since the days when it was Gallaghers. After the name change, same ownership, the service became terrible, the lights are so bright that you have to wear sunglasses. And now, here comes the worst part. They have removed half of the seating and walled off an area for video gaming! They also seem to be... More 

2 Thank Michael H
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Not sure what is going on this past 2 weeks but we got 99% 5 star ratings all year for all the improvements and changes, and moved from 398th when we took over to being 38th a couple weeks ago until these 3 bad reviews. Would love to hear complaints while you are still here to see what can be... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had Valentine dinner here this year. Prompt seating, immediate service, delicious steaks, quiet atmosphere. Well recommended.

Thank Patricia T
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you enjoyed everything. Always nice to get out with family, friends and loved ones for a great meal, glad to hear we were able to hit the mark for your night out. More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We were there on New Years Eve with a group of 10. It was our servers first night on the job. Everything was so slow we were just ready to get out of there before we even got our food. For those prices things should be top notch, but they were not.

2 Thank ssmith5
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

I have never had to do this before, but I am going to lay into this review a bit. (Especially since you just wrote us a 4 star review about 4 months ago) I was all over the floor N.Y. Eve. Not one table complained or had long waits for food. I know this because any time I was in... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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190 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I'll admit that I was dragged here by an acquaintance, and I should have said no in the first place. I had a bad feeling about being invited by a 60something colleague of my DH's to 'hear a friend who is playing piano'. So, on a Saturday night I ended up in a bar - youngest one there - listening... More 

Thank Melston
Mike S, General Manager at Charlie R's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Sounds like your main complaint is you're a younger person and felt you were amidst a sea of "geriatrics" that your friend wanted to see? You were in the heart of that aspect of our old history here. We've been here since the prohibition era. You also may want to try Charlie R's Steakhouse IN the actual restaurant :) Sounds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $39
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2242 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703-3454
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-8888
Casual fine dinning. Steaks, Seafood, Chef Created Specialty Dishes, Pastas, Chicken, Pork, Salads, Full bar with T.V.S, Live entertainment at our Piano Bar Wed - Sat.

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