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Charlie Parkers Incorporated

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American, Diner
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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you enjoy a traditional diner breakfast, this is definitely a place for you! Try the buttermilk pancake. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Jessica G
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't let the outside fool you. Charlie Parkers is fantastic. The kids enjoy the huge 14" (I think) pancake.

Thank PacelliSouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family loves Charlie Parkers, especially for breakfast. The pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and omlets are a few of our favorites. I dont know where they get their wheat bread, but the toast is amazing!! Always so friendly too. Charlie Parkers is the best!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Charlie Parkers 20+ times and NEVER had a bad experience, with service or the food. The wait can be a crowded pain, but it's totally worth it. Whether you're going for the breakfast horseshoe (must have for any first timer) or some of their AMAZING pancakes (add fruit, seriously it's amazing), or just want a simple omelette,... More 

Thank eputn2
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the Boom Boom bagel for breakfast. The pancakes and breakfast horseshoes are awesome as well. Best breakfast in town.

Thank beerchaser68
Springfield, Illinois
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165 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is the best place in Springfield for breakfast. The extensive menu has lots of traditional breakfast items to choose from along with unique and different breakfast items. The Breakfast Shoe is one of those unique items that everyone should try. You have a choice of the full size shoe or the down sized pony shoe. The Breakfast Shoe... More 

Thank danh007
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try the #2 rated Restaurant in Springfield. Since they close at 2pm and we were in town early today, we thought we would stop in. I decided on the Slim Kim, which is a hot turkey and ham sandwich dressed out with Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, and 1000 island dressing. The first thing I noticed was there... More 

Thank Bonnie R
Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I LOVE Charlie Parkers. Whenever friends and family visit we always take them here. From the outside, the building looks questionable at best but don't let that scare you away. The food and service is always great! We tend to go on the weekends so they are buys but we have never waited more than 15 minutes... More 

Thank ashleydement
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based on tripadvisor reviews. My husband was apprehensive about the area and even more apprehensive when he saw the outside of the building. Luckily, I persuaded him to go in. It was a blast. Neon lights, car memorabilia (its on the route 66) and lots of 60's items. You will stay entertained just looking around while you... More 

Thank DD42301
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been traveling Illinois the last ten days, and on my way out of the state, decided to try the #2 ranked restaurant in Springfield. Of course, when in Springfield- you must have a shoe. So I had my 4th ponyshoe in a week! The fries were on top here, which I have decided I prefer, they were also... More 

Thank Hallie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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

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