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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
6:00 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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a different/recommended spot to take my grandsons to breakfast. This restaurant showed up so we gave it a try. There was a 40 minute wait and no room to wait inside, so we waited in our car (the restaurant texts you when your table is ready). A quick note. This place doesn't look appealing from outside.... More 

Thank James H
Atlanta, Georgia
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best breakfasts in Springfield. The atmosphere is classic diner in a Quonset hut loaded with memorabilia. The pancakes are light and fluffy and the coffee is plentiful. The staff will take good care of you. Can't wait to try lunch here.

Thank pafabpt
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner came over from Scotland, I wanted to take her to the ultimate American breakfast experience, Charlie's didn't let me down. A Nissan hut in the backwoods with the ultimate American diner experience. The decor is late 50's early 60's the food is definitely modern huge portions so go hungry.

Thank Paul A
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay food. Okay servers. I ordered onions in my hashbrowns so they sprinkled them on top instead of cooking them in the hash browns believe it or not that ruined my whole meal.

Thank Nichole R
Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We'd enjoyed breakfast at Charlie Parker's in Springfield about six years ago - it rated a return visit. If we'd been doing reviews then, we'd have still rated this place pretty high. This is a vintage WWII Quonset hut, kind of off the beaten path but worth looking for. It's classic diner fare with the local favorite The Shoe. Breakfast... More 

Thank 2CAPs
Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Charlie Parkers is a Springfield institution that's been featured in network food channels for many years. It's a typical diner that serves excellent breakfast and lunch. It is inexpensive and the plates are served quickly to keep the constant line of people waiting to get a table. It is one of the most inexpensive places to have breakfast in Springfield.... More 

Thank Clevlander
Louisville, Kentucky
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is located in a Quasi Hut off Route 66 but Hoped it dated back to Route 66's hey day. But it only dates back into the 90's per the waitress. It has a lot of memorabilia and the service was courteous. The burgers and pork cutlet were just average....not anything you couldn't get in many local burger joints.

Thank Joe F
Springfield, Il
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Good food and a fun place to go while in Springfield. Great breakfast and very reasonably priced. Great gathering place for locals.

Thank Richard C
Red Bud, Illinois
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been here for breakfast a few times and love the breakfast horseshoe. You get to choose a cheese sauce/gravy or both to go over your shoe. Both is my choice. Friends have had the pancakes and they are huge and delicious. Great little diner/dive restaurant.

Thank Siwasher1993
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Takes you back in time with records and pictures of singers back in the 50'& 60's on the wall & checkered tile floor. Great food and plenty of it. Was featured on Triple D with Guy F a few years back. Only open until 2pm and they get crowded. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank Debbie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids
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: +1 217-241-2104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?