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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (127 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (9 reviews)
“blueberries” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank AdventureTraveller61
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super good food and fast too. Coffee was never empty. My 16 year old got full, which is a challenge. He ate the whole pancake....wowzers!

Thank Brandi B
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review. I'm glad we were able to get him full. Bring him back and he can try our pancake challenge.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast around. Super good food. Lunch is fantastic here as well. This place can be a little hard to get to but well worth the hunt. If you are up for the challenge get the large pancakes that are the size of pizza pans....More

Thank jruby55
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the great review, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my brother’s 40th Birthday. The food was great, the service was great and they even got 11 of us together despite how small the place is. Would definitely recommend for people to stop by when in Springfield.

Thank Joel H
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Joel. I'm pleased we were able to accommodate your party and everyone enjoyed the food. Come see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little out of the way but once found, the inside was decorated in an unusual style but really fun. It was quick to order, food came right away and not too bad. They serve something called a Horseshoe here. A person at the next...More

Thank Mark M
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Mark. The Horseshoe is a Springfield favorite. We are known for our breakfast shoe. It's bread, eggs, meat (bacon, sausage or ham), potatoes (hash browns, American fries or tater tots), and covered in cheese, gravy or both. The older patrons typically don't order it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charlie Parker's is located in a Qwanza Hut, which adds to the charm. Décor is 50's - 60's diner style with emphasis on the music Charlie Parker (hence, the name of the restaurant). Breakfast and Lunch served. Pancakes as large as a pizza, amazing breakfast...More

Thank jovi94
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review. We appreciate the positive comments and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place for lunch. We were visiting Springfield for the weekend. We got there around 1 and it was packed! Even though it was packed we got a seat. My husband got the buffalo chicken sandwich and enjoyed it. I...More

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Large open dining area with options to eat at tables, counter or booths.plenty busy, many enjoying the fries heaped on top of burgers and smothered with creamy cheese sauce. I brushed many of the fries to the side and cut into my burger served only...More

Thank ymceight
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Yes they are until 2pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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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Description
1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
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