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Charlie Parker's Diner

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700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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Litchfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 quick, efficient and friendly. The place was busy but seating was available. The restrooms were... More 

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Thank beachliker
Chatham, IL, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Donald P
Springfield
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 Elvis, Jimmy Dean and other big name stars of that time) and decor to match.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank jmeggins
Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly staff. Quick service. Awesome food. Inexpensive. Huge portions. A truly fun experience. Stop by for a bite ... you won't be disappointed.

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had heard about this place for quite some time. We live about an hour and a half north of Springfield, so hadn't tried it until recently. A trip south put us in Springfield at breakfast time, so we thought we'd try it. The place is pretty small, but the staff gets you in and out in... More 

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1 Thank tmc2017
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food & atmosphere! We had breakfast on way to destination & on the way back. Food was really good & service was expedient.

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1 Thank Gail W
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Come in and see us if you're passing through again. More 

Mount Vernon, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A neat little diner, the line is usually long, but we've never waited more then 10 minutes. Food is cheap and very filling! Always something to check out on the walls! Try out their HUGE pancake, our 13 year old thought she could eat the whole thing, her eyes were definitely bigger then her stomach!

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1 Thank Erin W
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in. You'd be surprised at the number of kids that want the giant pancake, they never finish it. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

staunton
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter took me here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Be prepared for a wait. I had waffles and sausage. The food was good. Reminded me of an old time café.

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Thank gina s
Ann L, Owner at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our diner. We do usually have a short wait on the weekends, typically less than 20 minutes. I'm pleased you enjoyed your waffle and sausage. Please come visit us again soon. More 

Springfield
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place for breakfast! Love the nostalgia inside. Great food and service. Go early because it's usually very busy!

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Ann L, Manager at Charlie Parker's Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our diner. We love hearing our staff does a great job and will pass along your comments to them. We are usually busy, but pride ourselves on our fast service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Description
1950's themed diner serving American cuisine. Famous for our breakfast Horseshoe and 16" pancake.

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Peoria, Illinois
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?