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D & J Cafe

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915 W Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704-3614
+1 217-753-1708
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Tallahassee, Florida
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is your classic diner, where they serve breakfast all day. I had the country fried steak, potatoes and eggs. They were all fantastic, as was the cherry pie. If I lived here, I would eat here often.

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Thank Michelle D
Springfield, Il
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This local restaurant is a great place for breakfast. Very popular with locals. Good food and reasonably priced and friendly servers.

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Thank Richard C
Sherman, Illinois
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

After reading other reviews of DJs, we decided to try it for breakfast. There was a brief wait, but we got seated promptly. Parking is an issue; I had to park in a lot next door. The service car was quick. My partner and I both ordered pancakes. She ordered pecan pancakes. When the order came, we realized there were... More 

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Thank frederl1071
Springfield, Illinois
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We ordered the breakfast horseshoes last Sunday morning - and they are huge! ($8.50) I selected sausage patty as my meat, with scrambled eggs, tator tots, and half cheese - half gravy. My husband did the same thing, except with hashbrowns instead of tator tots. They were DELICIOUS and we brought home leftovers. The sweet tea ($1.95) is SO SWEET... More 

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Thank illini G
Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Tucked away on Laurel St, a great diner. Best (I think) for breakfast though lunch is a good solid diner experience also. I have not been there for dinner, don't know if they serve it. Small, Formica tables, but oh, the eggs!

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Thank Jan R
Owensboro, Kentucky
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

I was looking for a place to eat a tasty hashbrown and pancakes and I stumbled upon D&J's. The staff was friendly, the prices were reasonable, and my food was hot. I ordered a stack of three pancakes and a side of hash browns and I have to say that they were some of the best that I've ever had!... More 

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Thank Aleisha J
Bangor ME
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468 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Although we are senior citizens, we noticed that we were the youngest of the breakfast crowd. If you want a hearty breakfast like those common 50 years ago (but relatively hard to find now), the D & J is the place for you. Be aware that while the prices are quite good, they do not accept credit cards.

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Thank Ghost
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Most consistent breakfast in town. The food is always good and the service is great. I have been going there for years. Never had a bad meal.

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Thank eater56
Springfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stopped here last Spring and love the place, good tasting food and a frendly staff. Your order comes out cooked just as you like so fast it's unbelievable. We wish we had stopped here years ago instead of waiting so long to do so.

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Thank Senna34
Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Friendly, clean, no nonsense, no fuss food. Breakfast anytime, I like the Breakfast Shoe...a play on Springfield's famous Horseshoe. Don't expect frills, just good service, friendly people and good food. A great "Mom & Pop" place!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 W Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704-3614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-753-1708

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