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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent58%
  • 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 22 August 2016

This restaurant is off the beaten path. Extremely popular and very busy. We waited about 25 minutes (Sunday morning around 9:30P) and it was well worth the wait. They are known for their horseshoe. I had the pony (half horseshoe). It was delicious. They have...More

Thank Renee J
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very popular! Good food at amazingly low prices. One pancake could feed the family. Friendly staff. A local treasure. Odd location.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Charlie Parkers is a great diner. They have lots of great food but I had bacon & eggs with American fries, toast and coffee. It was great. I would have the pancakes but they are huge! Almost too much to9 eat!

Thank Jim_Cox1946
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Charlie Parker's is a Springfield Icon and has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives". It opens early for breakfast and closes at 2 PM. The interior is decorated with old records and signs and the tables are vintage diner style....More

Thank qultng1
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great hole in the wall diner...yes it was even featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. They're open early for the breakfast crowd and close around 2pm. They have a mean horse shoe (if you've never had one, leave your calorie and...More

1  Thank Masterbasser
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A very good breakfast excellent bacon a place off the beaten path but very good all the all-around.ya ya

Thank butchhig
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stopped into this historic eatery last weekend on our way back from Chicago. I had not heard of it before and it popped up on some of the most "unique places to try" near Springfield. Charlie Parker's was regarded as one of the top,...More

Thank Aleforge
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great service, fun atmosphere, prices very reasonable. A must stop in Springfield! Their specials even come with cookies!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Don't worry about waiting in line. The staff will get you seated faster than anywhere else. The food is incredible, filling, and reasonable!

Thank Calguy64
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stopped by here for breakfast while driving from MIssouri to Chicago. Interesting building but you can tell how popular it is when you walk in the door. Nice, diner style breakfast. Huge pancakes. Lots of options on the menu.

Thank John S
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Are you open on Sunday?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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.