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Sunrise Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
+1 217-753-1311
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Springfield, Illinois
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is excellent! The hamburgers, the biscuits and gravy, the corn beef hash, the coffee, you name it. The servers are attentive and remember our orders every time we go.

Thank Bubsy_Malone
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and staff! ! Best breakfast and burgers in town. Just a great place to eat! The daily specials are home cooking and if you leave hungry it's rare.

Thank Barkley D
Springfield, Illinois
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926 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the earliest place where you can find breakfast in Springfield. Service at counter is usually fast and they offer all the traditional breakfast items that you would expect at a diner. Food is decent and prices are fair.

Thank Clevlander
Lowell, Arkansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Sunrise Café was one of my favorite eateries when I was working across the street at Illinois DHS. Now that I'm working in Springfield again, I've been back several times. When I worked on South Grand, I ate breakfast and lunch there many times, and was never disappointed, and never left hungry. The food is typical diner fare, and is... More 

Thank William R
Shorewood, Illinois
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This great little diner is a few blocks down the street from the Inn at 835. We sat at the counter, which offered a full view in the kitchen. Watching the cooks flipping hash browns and eggs was very entertaining. The waitresses all had their work down to a T, pouring juice and coffee and bringing orders out. The chocolate... More 

Thank Ramona D
Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

i AM UNABLE TO DECIDE whether the wait-crew @ the Sunrise Cafe is understaffed or under-motivated. My bet, after eating here, is the latter of the two options. Entering, I noted the place was busy but no one else was waiting. There were no signs requesting patrons "Wait to be Seated," so I grabbed a spot and waited. And waited.... More 

Thank BRAD U
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and welcoming American place. Loved the weekend special breakfast with such reasonable prices. Fairly close to downtown. The only reason am not giving it a five is because the coffee is terrible.

Thank Reyna017
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly. Breakfast was very good. They were offering a homemade hash brown casserole that morning so I tried it with my ham, eggs, and toast. It was wonderful! The burgers looked good coming out of the kitchen, so we plan to return and try some other items. They also offer a delivery service ( I believe in the... More 

Thank Rachel D
Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

easy to get in and out. lots of choices, best biscuits and gravy around, friendly wait staff'. home cooking .

Thank Debbie H
Kansas City, Kansas
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Traveling through Springfield we were looking for a non-chain place to eat breakfast on our way out of town. Sunrise reminded me of an old-fashioned '50's-style diner. It was bustling and almost packed. The prices were great and the weekend breakfast special was of exceptional value (3 eggs, meat, toast, choice of potato, and coffee) at $7.45. The food was... More 

Thank Tracy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-753-1311

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