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Sunrise Cafe

American, Diner
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1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Seattle, Washington
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623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I has traveling with friends through Springfield and we heard that Sunrise had great Smashburgers so we decided to stop and check it out. We weren't disappointed. So delicious and you get a TON of fries! Highly recommend if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
Saint Louis, Missouri
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stopped in here while on a road trip last weekend. My husband and I had dined here a couple of years ago while on another trip so I recommended it to my group this time around. Big mistake! I was really disappointed. I ordered the special for breakfast which was eggs, hash browns, bacon and toast. I had to send... More 

Thank RabidVacationer
Nashville, Tennessee
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156 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I really enjoyed this place with the old diner standard. The service was cheerful and the food was good at a good price. Its one of those places that officer specials everyday. Breakfast is real good and so is the meat loaf as well as the burgers. You will get your fill and a good place to get away from... More 

Thank roy1916
Springfield, Illinois
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had not been to Sunrise Cafe for many, many years-that is going to change!! My guys love breakfast and Sunrise did not disappoint. Eggs, hash browns, bacon and pancakes all very tasty-Jim said the hash browns were the best he'd had in town. I had the eggs Benedict-very flavorful and cooked just right. The cafe is very clean and... More 

Thank lishasue30
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I eat here often and have NEVER had a bad meal or service here. The food is hot and fresh and the service is outstanding. I drive 75 miles one way just to have a triple cheeseburger and fries and it has never disappointed me.

Thank Roger C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

For this type of place you wouldn't expect such pains taken for cleanliness. I tend to look at this sort of thing and I was impressed. This place is spotless everywhere you look. Friendly service. Food is average but then again we only went in to have a snack. A very nice diner.

Thank Ann S
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

real nice place,good food,friendly staff,I was recently there and was impressed. I will return soon. It is a small place,they have breakfast all day and they are open until 9 in the evenings.

Thank Arno P
Springfield, Illinois
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've had their catfish several times and it is without a doubt the largest and best flavored catfish in Springfield.

Thank illinoisfriend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
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: 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?