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Cozy Dog Drive In

6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
+1 217-525-1992
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn dogs” (314 reviews)
“corndogs” (37 reviews)
“fries” (163 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast food, Diner
6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Corn dog was very good as well as the chili cheese dog. Wife had double cheese burger and fries all good. Food was hot and quick service. Lots of Route 66 memorabilia. Fun place to stop for a quick lunch. I would go again.

Thank MDWiese
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to experience a blast from the past, you have to go to Cozy Dog Drive In, home of the original corn dog--only it's really a "cozy dog." I love the authentic 60's diner atmosphere with lots of Route 66 memorabilia. We had...More

Thank Freba
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Made to order burgers, famous corndogs and fresh fries. Whenever im in town i always stop here, there is a reason they have been around so long and are apart of the route 66 tour. Stop by, you will thank me!

Thank Angie A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

While traveling through Springfield, Illinois, we found and ate at the historic Cozy Dog Drive-in along old Route 66, now Business I-55/South Sixth Street. While it is not in the original building, the artifacts, photos and signs on the wall are all original to the...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great Route 66 diner. We went mid afternoon so it wasn't crowded. The cozy dog and cheeseburger were good. Prices are low and the atmosphere is authentic.

Thank raebuch
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Creator of the real Cozy dog. Food cooked fresh. Great fries. Lot of Rote 66 items. Had lunch with my 12 year old grandson. He is a fan of their hamburgers.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Tasty food and interesting décor. Cleanest bathrooms we've ever seen. Friendly staff. Appears to be a local favorite and that says a lot.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you visit Springfield you haven't seen it all until you've eaten a real Cozy Dog from the original spot! cozy Dogs were invented here. Mr. Ed Waldmire creator of the Cozy Dog is from a little Village outside Springfield called Rochester. Cozy Dogs are...More

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Take me back to the good old days!!! I looked on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives for dining suggestions for my road trip and found Cozy Dog... the birthplace of the Corn Dog on Route 66. I rarely eat fried food, but couldn't pass this...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a regular place for us when we go to the car show every September for the past 16 years, we get 2 cozy dog baskets and root beer on Saturday night after the car show then head to the Route 66 drive in.

Thank Cindy W
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19 February 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sonic Drive In has corn dogs and they are cheap. There are 3 locations in town that I know of. They have a website and an app you can download. They serve you at your car window like the old car hop days from the 50's. They... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703-402
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-525-1992
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