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1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
217-753-1311
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
roy1916
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Thank roy1916
Springfield, Illinois
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51 reviews
33 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 

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Thank lishasue30
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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.

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Thank Roger C
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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.

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Thank Ann S
Peoria
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Thank Arno P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The best breakfast place in town. Not the best atmosphere. But they do breakfast right and they have a good burger. The service is fast and polite.

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Thank Chefsteveb
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.

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Thank illinoisfriend
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Looking for quick hot breakfast. It was pretty quick considering there was only one elderly waitress and older cook. See my pictures for detailed menu. Lots of allergies in our group but were able to cover all. Veggie omelette with bacon crumbles Denver omelette with salsa Egg white omelette Fruit cup with pineapple, mush melon, and cantaloupe Coffee! !! Tea

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Thank daenergymon
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here looking for a simple breakfast. The omelets were terrible in the words of my children. The oatmeal was instant and the fruit cup which we were told was fresh was mostly frozen fruit packed in syrup.

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1 Thank tzhs
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

So I'm touring springfield really quick and my brother said that I had to get a dish specifically native to springfield called the horseshoe. It was breakfast time and per a reviewer I went to Sunrise Cafe..if ur snobby and expect immediate service and super courteous staff go to a fancy restaurant or better yet mcdonalds. This ain't it. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-753-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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