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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Charlie Parker on a Friday morning, and the place was packed. As soon as I entered the room I know this was going to be an exceptional experience. The staff was so kind and welcoming the food as Diner food should be... greasy...More

Thank Magnus J
Reviewed 2 days ago

We met an old High School friend and his family for breakfast.Had a great time and enjoyed a delicious breakfast before work.

Thank 101chuck
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's nothing fancy about the place, but if you like "small town" diners, this place is exactly that. We walked in and the place was packed, but we got a seat immediately. The wait staff wasn't overly friendly, but they were there anytime you needed...More

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were passing through Springfield about 6:30am, and stopped in for breakfast. The food was mediocre, don't get me wrong, it wasn't BAD, but just ok. service was good, and the atmosphere is really neat!

Thank ARakers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel professionally and have eaten in thousands of restaurants. I try to find local Diners for the atmosphere and the food. This restaurant was featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives so I had to check it out. It's a low key nostalgic atmosphere which...More

1  Thank brentonh396
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted our German guests to enjoy the atmosphere of a true American diner. Charlie Parker's did not disappoint. a 16 inch pancake was more than she could take, but her fiance' took over and finished it for her after having his own bacon &...More

Thank Russ F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not an off the shelf, tastes like everywhere I go type of place. I have traveled all across the US and many foreign places, but when I want a real "American" meal Charlie Parkers is the place to go. The staff is made...More

Thank howarddp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a unique place, inside and out!! We stopped for breakfast, as recommended on our Route 66 adventure. Lots of delicious food for comparable price. The country steak and eggs was really good; regular eggs and crispy bacon, but the pancake....oh my! They called it...More

Thank Nita L
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming in, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first pulled up, I was hesitant to go in. It looked like an old run down airplane hanger. I was thinking this has to be the wrong place. Hesitantly we did go in & were pleasantly surprised. I felt like I was on...More

Thank mnovak
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on our fast service and great food. This particular Quonset Hut wasn't an airplane hanger, but many were used for that purpose during World War 2. I have even considered putting the wait...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint little restaurant in 50s style decor. We went for breakfast on our way to St. Louis. We were so happy we found this place. Our waitress was so friendly and made us feel so welcomed. It was as if we knew...More

Thank Kim D
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kim. We are pleased you enjoyed it. We don't add chocolate chips to the giant pancake because it makes it fall apart. We will absolutely add them to our regular sized ones though. We aren't open for dinner (close at 2 every day), but...More

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11 March 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-241-2104
  • E-mail
1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
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