We actually ate at Charles Parker's twice while in Springfield. A fun little mom and pop diner. We had seen it on Diner's Drive-ins and Dives and had to check it out. Glad we did. It was busy both times we went, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Note they are not open for dinner - closes at 2:00pm. The specialty is horseshoes and I tried a breakfast and lunch variety. Both were good but I highly recommend the breakfast one. The pony is the smaller portion and I couldn't even finish that. The lunch one has a cheese sauce that got to me after awhile but the breakfast gravy is amazing. Prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you get. Will definitely go back if we are in Springfield again.