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Charlie Parker's Diner

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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The portions here are HUGE! They have the biggest pancakes I have ever seen! This is a cute place, very local, with great food and excellent service!

Thank Carole S
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Be warned this place could probably use a very deep cleaning and paving of the parking lot! But with that being said, the atmosphere inside is fun retro and the system they have in place to seat the many patrons is as efficient as I've...More

Thank DeeshaD2009
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Went there to celebrate a family member's birthday. They easily handled a group of 6 with no problem. Service was great and the food came quickly. All of our breakfast meals were large portions and tasted delicious.

Thank jimterri
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Stepping back in time to friendly service, atmosphere galore with memorabilia. Good food and plenty of it. In an out of the way location but interesting -quonsert hut looking exterior.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I take out-of-town guests to Charlie Parker's for the "experience". They have great service and great diner food!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Not the best looking establishment from the outside but once you step in the door you are transfixed. Fantastic diner, great food & the friendliest staff in Illinois! We had a wonderful experience! If you are doing a Route 66 trip you must stop at...More

Thank darylm822
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Not fancy but great food if you like huge breakfast. Pancakes the size of a plate, eggs any way you like, generous..no HUGE..portions. The place is always packed, especially on weekends and does not take reservations so usually have to wait But line moves quickly,...More

Thank wpletsch
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Located inside an old Quonset hut, this restaurant serves only breakfast and lunch. The food is very good and the taste is good too. They have daily specials. Try their big pancake which fills an entire plate. Great ambiance too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Charlie Parker’s is our favorite place for breakfast in Springfield. They are always super friendly and the food is awesome. The wheat toast is amazing, and you can buy the bread by the loaf. Pancakes are really good too.

Thank Megan5880
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

No need to go to the chain restaurants for breakfast when you get seriously home cooking at Charlie Parker’s . The odd Quonset hut building may have you think twice but about going in but you won’t regret it.

Thank dann2277
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from Bonnie R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are until 2pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
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