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Charlie Parker's Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch Special
Mashed potatoes & gravy vegetable of the day, fruit & roll
Shoe $6.95
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Hamburger Hum Bacon Sausage, Turkey, Chicken Breast, Pork, Tenderloin, Walleye or Buffalo Chicken Topped w/ Fries or Tater Tots
Shoe $7.95
Pony $6.95
Chili Cheese Burger
1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

500+ stellar reviews, how could we go wrong? That’s what I though while choosing a place to eat while I’m Springfield for the day. I hit the GPS to take us there. I was kinda suspicious as it took us out of downtown to an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RVtherenow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charlie Parker's is known for breakfasts. Friendly staff and other customers Order the large pancake only if you are really hungry. We go there every week.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was wowed by the eye-catching memorabilia on the walls. Very professional staff, very courteous and friendly. They do check with you asking if everything was what you wanted. The food was exceptional! We had the catfish sandwiches and the bread was soft and eye-catching, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChrysannM2
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Off the main road, this restaurant is located in an old quonset hut. I had an Arkansas omelette which consisted of chicken, onion, tomato, and green pepper. I also had a side of hash browns. They also offer raisin toast which I don't find too...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank torpdo
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a short and sweet eat place. I usually go for breakfast. Service is attentive and food is hot and quick. As the motto says "eat it and beat it". You will like the place. Nothing fancy but it is clean. Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hagmannjohn
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Charlie Parker's is a fun place to have a great breakfast. Anytime I'm in town that's where I go for a great breakfast menu, nice staff and a unique atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We are so glad we went and tried this place ! Everything about it was great. Atmosphere: The atmosphere to this restaurant is amazing. It is completely floor to ceiling decorated with cool diner items. The full black and white checkered floors and retro booths....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank c22hubb
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We heard about this place from Guy on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We were not disappointed. Food was Fantastic and if you left hungry it was your own fault. Cool decor and building.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chrishawn G
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic. Building is a 70's era farm shed. The food is classic diner fare taken to the extreme. 16 inch pancakes. Eggs, hash browns, bacon, cheese sauce and gravy over toast. Amazing! Decor is music and route 66 themed. Staff was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimpT7897JI
Reviewed 7 October 2018

When in the area, we had to check this place out as it had great reviews. First, it was a little difficult to find. Second, when we saw the building, we sat in the car deciding if we were brave enough to enter. Not very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LTMCQ95
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