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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent61%
  • 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 6 days ago

Visiting relatives in the area and they wanted us to go to Charlie Parkers. Was not disappointed. Got there at 9 am and there was a line to get in but moved fast. Delicious food, great service and portions are unreal esp the Horseshoe and...More

Thank pullitman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a meeting in Springfield and thought it would be nice to grab lunch before going to the hotel. We had looked up Charlie Parker's and thought we would go look for it. It was a little difficult to find kind...More

1  Thank Alex R
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Springfield has several diner style places to eat. Each one has its own unique point to consider. Charlie Parker's Diner is located in a converted World War II quonset hut hidden behind a group of businesses on West North Street which is close to Stanford...More

Thank skychief2001
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed your horseshoe. Come see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place must be a Springfield icon! I know Diners, Dives, and Drive-Ins was here. I know they won a national Grand Champion award for their Horseshoe breakfast. So, of course I had their signature dish. INSANE! I ordered the pony (smaller size?) of the...More

Thank julieki
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in. You'll have to come back to try something else on the menu.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard all about this place so we had to make an early morning breakfast stop. It's a bit hard to find without GPS but just look for the quonset hut. Motiff was retro 50's with old booths and tables typical of that time. It is...More

Thank Craftygirl07
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and the atmosphere. Our regulars are quite friendly.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there early for lunch, i.e., 11:20 and it was packed already. We had to wait 5 min for a table. The servers were really good and very nice and very friendly. We both ordered the "Springfield famous Horseshoe" which is some kind of...More

Thank Bobby44881
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize that your meal wasn't up to your expectations. Please come visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impression as we entered the building was disappointment as the entranceway is dirty and run down. The restaurant is quaint and decorated in a fun diner theme. The food was good but not anything spectacular. Prices were average for breakfast food. Service was...More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going into the building is like going back in time. They close at two, so get there for the world's largest pancake. It is served on a pizza platter. Service is great, a fun atmosphere for a good breakfast and lunch.

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want fancy, don't go here; if you want expensive, don't go here. But if you want a fun, take me back to the good old days, go here. Charlie Parker's is in a quonset hut with memorabilia from the 50's and 60's (think...More

Thank CarolSpringfieldIL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must. Good, inexpensive food, fun atmosphere, and great wait staff. I have been here with my family, with friends, with my husband, with co-workers, and it's a hit every single time.

Thank jmeggins
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.
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