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Charlie Parker's Diner

700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
+1 217-241-2104
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (133 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (9 reviews)
“tater tots” (6 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
6:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
700 North St, Springfield, IL 62704-5803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stepping back in time to friendly service, atmosphere galore with memorabilia. Good food and plenty of it. In an out of the way location but interesting -quonsert hut looking exterior.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take out-of-town guests to Charlie Parker's for the "experience". They have great service and great diner food!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the best looking establishment from the outside but once you step in the door you are transfixed. Fantastic diner, great food & the friendliest staff in Illinois! We had a wonderful experience! If you are doing a Route 66 trip you must stop at...More

Thank darylm822
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy but great food if you like huge breakfast. Pancakes the size of a plate, eggs any way you like, generous..no HUGE..portions. The place is always packed, especially on weekends and does not take reservations so usually have to wait But line moves quickly,...More

Thank wpletsch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located inside an old Quonset hut, this restaurant serves only breakfast and lunch. The food is very good and the taste is good too. They have daily specials. Try their big pancake which fills an entire plate. Great ambiance too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Charlie Parker’s is our favorite place for breakfast in Springfield. They are always super friendly and the food is awesome. The wheat toast is amazing, and you can buy the bread by the loaf. Pancakes are really good too.

Thank Megan5880
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

No need to go to the chain restaurants for breakfast when you get seriously home cooking at Charlie Parker’s . The odd Quonset hut building may have you think twice but about going in but you won’t regret it.

Thank dann2277
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This quaint breakfast spot is a particular favorite with the locals but out of towers can also enjoy it. The repurposed quonset hut is deceiving but don't let it deter you. The interior decor harkens back to the 50s and 60s with pics of Marilyn...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Outstanding breakfast with selections like no other, and a 16" breakfast pancake! Beyond delicious for lunch as well. They have earned many awards from many good folks all around the country. Charlie Parker's Diner is well, well worth the visit! You will be glad you...More

Thank gem422017
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Had the pleasure of eating breakfast here a couple weeks ago and I must say it was great , 12" pancakes , eggs , hash browns , sausage , friendly place , old quansit hut converted into a diner ..... looking forward to coming again...More

Thank Ron C
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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