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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

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American, Diner
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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
(217) 241-2104
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So in the hotel bar chatting with a couple and they suggest Charlie Parkers for breakfast. They said it is not fancy but the food is awesome and right they were. I understand that there is usually a line but it moves quickly. Put it on your list of things to do!

Thank Stacy S
Santee, California
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Featured in a Diner, Drive Ins and Dives, this place was for us! I wanted biscuits and gravy and found them delicious, my wife wasn't as hungry, so she had the half-omelette. Our waitresses were all personable and charming. The 50's motif was well done. We both had a great breakfast and coffee for about $12. I found this to... More 

Thank bigbadbuyer
Marion, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Springfield for a couple of days, and we're looking for a new experience in dining. We read through the dining options catalog and came across Charlie Parker's Diner. When we read that the Diner had been featured on "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives", we wanted to try it out. We drove up to a Quonset... More 

Thank Dianne J
Normal, Illinois
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect timing. Driving through Springfield on my way home from a trip and actually thought to stop at Charlie Parker's. Have been there previously and it was always good. They have the best horseshoe breakfast I've ever had! Hot coffee friendly staff, place was even packed on a weekday morning at 9 a.m. Never disappointed with their wonderful meals!

Thank TK S
Springfield, Illinois
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a much-hyped diner in an old quonset hut with a gravel parking lot. The place serves breakfast and lunch only. It's very popular with some locals for breakfast but frankly, you can get the same fare at Denny's or IHOP as well as other locally operated restaurants like LePeep. They actually make you wait outside or in your... More 

Thank Bill418
Chatham, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short business lunch that's never short on service, quality, price & nostalgia. Locally owned where they treat everyone as a neighbor. Food so home cooked & quality, you'd think they hired are Mom's to cook. Great coffee too! Colleague impressed.

Thank Kevin E
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, quick service and outstanding staff! Owners care about customers and employees. Outstanding spot for breakfast - generous servings and the best bacon in Springfield. Prices are reasonable. Outside doesn't look like much but inside is clean and a real 'diner' atmosphere. If you go on a weekend morning it can be crowded but well worth the wait. Try... More 

Thank Citygirl5478
Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure is a different atmosphere. Service was great and the food was awesome. One thing for sure you won't go away hungry. Our lunch meal also included a desert. Great place

Thank Danc1652
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere great pancakes the best food in Springfield. When looking for this place and seeing the parking lot you are not impressed but let me tell you this whole exterior hides a delicious and well worth it hot spot in Springfield Illinois.

1 Thank Danno1777
Independence, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service is one of the best. The food is great - portions are huge and take care of breakfast and lunch for a great price. Even on a holiday weekend they can get you in and out quickly with a smile.

1 Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 241-2104

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