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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (131 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (9 reviews)
“tater tots” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlie Parker’s is our favorite place for breakfast in Springfield. They are always super friendly and the food is awesome. The wheat toast is amazing, and you can buy the bread by the loaf. Pancakes are really good too.

Thank Megan5880
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to go to the chain restaurants for breakfast when you get seriously home cooking at Charlie Parker’s . The odd Quonset hut building may have you think twice but about going in but you won’t regret it.

Thank dann2277
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint breakfast spot is a particular favorite with the locals but out of towers can also enjoy it. The repurposed quonset hut is deceiving but don't let it deter you. The interior decor harkens back to the 50s and 60s with pics of Marilyn...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding breakfast with selections like no other, and a 16" breakfast pancake! Beyond delicious for lunch as well. They have earned many awards from many good folks all around the country. Charlie Parker's Diner is well, well worth the visit! You will be glad you...More

Thank gem422017
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had the pleasure of eating breakfast here a couple weeks ago and I must say it was great , 12" pancakes , eggs , hash browns , sausage , friendly place , old quansit hut converted into a diner ..... looking forward to coming again...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

First time here and I would go back. Large portions, good greasy spoon diner. Be sure to try the wheat toast and a pancake. Doesn't look like much from the outside but don't let that fool you. Service was good. I would recommend it to...More

Thank MDWiese
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Fun place - the waitresses were extremely friendly. My husband had the lunch horseshoe - it is huge! I ate my entire hamburger. This is a fun place to stop in. We enjoyed the experience

Thank CIA Grad C
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This was obviously a local favorite spot. The breakfast menu was hearty. We tried a breakfast horseshoe and a lunch horseshoe and did not need to eat the rest of the day. The food is fresh cooked from scratch and rich in flavor.

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Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for the review. We pride ourselves on fresh food and large portions. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

The food was great , the staff efficient and service fast. Doesn't look like much but well worth the visit for the food. The owners and staff are all friendly. I would recommend this restaurant for breakfast It is only open until 2pm.

Thank Ruby S
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it doesn't take long to figure out why the line runs out the door. Service was quick and food was hearty and delicious.

Thank Jennifer W
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-241-2104
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1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
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