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Ritz's Lil Fryer

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700 W Jefferson St, Springfield, IL 62702-4830
+1 217-523-7680
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 14:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are popular for breakfast and lunch. They are not open for dinner. They have a good breakfast menu and your typical burgers and fries type food for lunch.

Thank Hickuba
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best horseshoes in town. Great breakfast, fast service and friendly staff. We have been going to the original Ritz's on North Grand for over 20 years. We still love it.

Thank Jeri M
Springfield, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is the only place to ever have a horseshoe!!!! The cheese sauce borders on miraculous. The fries are crispy and plenteous. I prefer the hamburger horseshoe but they have a large variety to choose from including breakfast shoes. Nothing out of the can here! This is all homemade and fresh! Prices are very reasonable and service is prompt. Check... More 

Thank 2812ri
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The wife and I have gone here for lunch for years. The food is good and served fast. We really like the Pony shoes. the cost for us and drinks out the door was less than $17.

Thank Kevin M
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a popular place in my hometown. It is not fancy, but the food is good for the price. The service is fast and friendly. They are open for breakfast and lunch. I often order lunch for my office because lunch service begins early. No theme, no hype, lots of regulars.

Thank jije
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

You gotta love a place that just doesn't really go for that flair that has nothing to do with providing a great product and a great service at a great price. Not the flashiest place in town but certainly one of the best bargains. Breakfast crowd is local if that tells you anything. The locals always know a good place.... More 

Thank Kevin S
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I have been to Ritz's many times for breakfast and lunch. They have real good breakfasts. Everything is always hot and their home fries are excellent. Also, if you are looking for the signature Springfield dish, the horseshoe, you will find one of the best here. My favorite is the fried pork tenderloin shoe. I will warn you: you will... More 

Thank Nick K
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Our group of 12 to as many as 20 has breakfast here once a month. The omelettes are large, delicious and inexpensive. The service is great. All orders arrive at the same time, the coffee is refilled without asking and the waitresses are all friendly.

Thank jorge007
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198 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

but that really isn't our type of breakfast so we didn't order any breakfast horseshoe or pony meals. Biscuits & gravy were quite good as the biscuit is very good, gravy ok (was lacking in amount of sausage present and also far too creamy/flour). Hash browns are outstanding, the perfect combo of crispy & bite. Wife's ham was not ham... More 

Thank SweetWillie
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Ritz's is a family owned restaurant on the site formerly occupied by a farmer\'s market. The parking lot seems large enough but is often filed at lunch. Breakfast recently was a bit slow, that is, they didn't have a full house. We were there about 8 AM and nearly had our choice of tables. That was unusual since it has... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W Jefferson St, Springfield, IL 62702-4830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-7680

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?