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118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
+1 217-523-0723
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They claim to be the first business to ever have a drive-up window, in Springfield I presume. Their signature is a maid-rite, which is a sandwich made from ground beef, not a patty, loose on a bun with special spices and you can add cheese, I try and eat there every time I am on that side of town around... More 

Thank Hickuba
Baraga, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the food awesome, the owner, Sam, was the best! We came in and right away he asked what we'd have. We said not sure. He told us what the specials were and asked if I knew what a horseshoe was and told my son he had to try a Maid-Rote since he could have a hot dog... More 

Thank mowakey
Level Contributor
107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is on the historical register. Pretty cool to think it was there in 1923. I loved the food. We had the sandwiches and fries. Of course we drank the homemade root beer and then finished off with a root beer float. The sandwiches aren't typical hamburgers but more like sloppy joes without the sauce. The workers are super... More 

Thank joyj401
Mahomet, Illinois
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226 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We just happened to be driving by. We have been doing Route 66 for a few months now. We are going back to fairly local places and exploring more thoroughly. We have never had a maid rite sandwich before. It is a loose meat sandwich with seasoning and you can put ketchup or mustard on it. The fries were homemade... More 

Thank mer1264
Springfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

When you walk in, you are greeted as a friend! The building has operated as a maid-rite restaurant since 1927 (ok, I may be wrong by a year or two). The lunch menu is limited to maid-rite sandwich (crumbled cooked seasoned hamburger), in one of various preparations, french fries but the best is the root beer! It is made on... More 

Thank countrygirl621
Level Contributor
92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I agree with others on the maid-rites, you only get a pitiful amount of meat on it, and for the price tag I can grab a huge double cheeseburger elsewhere... I have tried the sandwich and the horseshoe, both of which are smaller than your average portion and extremely overpriced. I can get either elsewhere for roughly 50% of the... More 

Thank Ceresia B
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Their claim to fame is that this was the first drive through restaurant in the country. It is an inexpensive place to have a bite in the downtown area. The burgers are most definitely prepared differently than anywhere else.

Thank Clevlander
Tinley Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Basic diner, friendly staff, and WONDERFUL food. Rather than order indiviual Maid-Rites, my wife and I ordered the Horseshoe to share. My wife was skeptical, until she tasted the Horseshoe. We then attacked it like two lions going after a gazelle. She said she could have eaten the whole thing herself! The meat is seasoned so well and the fries... More 

Thank dehtravel
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Not the tasty greased free loose meat recipe we have loved for years. The diner is ok. The owners are very nice, but the root beer that is home made is the best part of the visit.

Thank Murna L
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and service is quick. But the food seems low quality the meat had gristle in it the burger was small flat and rather tasteless the to be honest it wasn't any better than McDonald and it was more expensive too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-0723

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?