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Sunrise Cafe

American, Cafe, 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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387 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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9 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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40 reviews
37 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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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
Seattle, Washington
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1,153 reviews
828 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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: 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?