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“Love this Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bakers Square

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Bakers Square
Ranked #94 of 484 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Petersburg, Il
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love this Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

I just read the review from "cyasukot" and I could not dis-agree more. Maybe they were here along time ago. I usually go between 1:00-4:00p.m. and it is a GREAT place to eat. Not crowded at those hours, and the hostesses/servers are friendly! Recently discovered their "flat bread sandwiches, with salad and pie combos"...OMG! We can't get enough of these! Give it a try during the slower hours, it is wonderful!

  • Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Lincoln, Illinois
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Dirty, Discouraging, Disrespectful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, but I do like Baker's Square. The one in Springfield, however, is a disgrace to the franchise.

1. It's dirty. Really dirty. As in worn carpets streaked with mud and a smell of sour milk coming from the kitchen.

2. The food is terrible. They have the same items as in any Baker's Square, but everything is overcooked, deflated looking, sliced unevenly, underseasoned - just plain old tired. One of my dinner companions had the chicken avocado melt - one of my favorites on the menu - and out came a sandwich on soggy, untoasted bread with unmelted cheese and one measley slice of blackened, squashed avocado.

3. The service is disrespectful. When my friend suggested that this sandwich was not at all up to what she'd been expected (or what was advertised on the menu), the server was like "so, what do you want me to do about it?" (Take it back and bring me one one on toasted bread with melted cheese and a fresh couple of slices of avocado, duh!) My friend requested that she take the sandwich to the kitchen and bring it back with some better looking avocado slices.

15 minutes later, her sandwich was handed back to her untouched (the same black avocado was still on the soggy bread and cold cheese) but she was also handed a saucer (not a small plate - a saucer for a coffee cup) with 2 more black, rotting slices of avocado on it. "Here, is this what you want? We won't charge you extra," she was told.

Never again. Baker's Square, you ought to close this place down, it's ruining your reputation.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank cyasukot
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Springfield, Illinois
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best pies in Springfield”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

This restaurant has the best pies in town. This is a chain restaurant which is also found in northern Illinois.

Visited December 2011
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Thank JDaveRoberts
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Waterloo, Illinois
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, lots of choices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

They always have good food. Lots of different things to choose from. They also have home baked deserts.

Visited March 2012
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Thank jen2978
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent pie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

We loved this place, try a slice of pie! We went for breakfast and everything was delicious. The server was great too.

Visited January 2012
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Thank jrc144
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