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118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
+1 217-523-0723
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Fast food
118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

They claim to be the first business to ever have a drive-up window, in Springfield I presume. Their signature is a maid-rite, which is a sandwich made from ground beef, not a patty, loose on a bun with special spices and you can add cheese,...More

Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food awesome, the owner, Sam, was the best! We came in and right away he asked what we'd have. We said not sure. He told us what the specials were and asked if I knew what a horseshoe was and told...More

Thank mowakey
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is on the historical register. Pretty cool to think it was there in 1923. I loved the food. We had the sandwiches and fries. Of course we drank the homemade root beer and then finished off with a root beer float. The sandwiches...More

Thank joyj401
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We just happened to be driving by. We have been doing Route 66 for a few months now. We are going back to fairly local places and exploring more thoroughly. We have never had a maid rite sandwich before. It is a loose meat sandwich...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed 20 January 2017

When you walk in, you are greeted as a friend! The building has operated as a maid-rite restaurant since 1927 (ok, I may be wrong by a year or two). The lunch menu is limited to maid-rite sandwich (crumbled cooked seasoned hamburger), in one of...More

Thank countrygirl621
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I agree with others on the maid-rites, you only get a pitiful amount of meat on it, and for the price tag I can grab a huge double cheeseburger elsewhere... I have tried the sandwich and the horseshoe, both of which are smaller than your...More

Thank Ceresia B
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Their claim to fame is that this was the first drive through restaurant in the country. It is an inexpensive place to have a bite in the downtown area. The burgers are most definitely prepared differently than anywhere else.

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Basic diner, friendly staff, and WONDERFUL food. Rather than order indiviual Maid-Rites, my wife and I ordered the Horseshoe to share. My wife was skeptical, until she tasted the Horseshoe. We then attacked it like two lions going after a gazelle. She said she could...More

Thank dehtravel
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Not the tasty greased free loose meat recipe we have loved for years. The diner is ok. The owners are very nice, but the root beer that is home made is the best part of the visit.

Thank Murna L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and service is quick. But the food seems low quality the meat had gristle in it the burger was small flat and rather tasteless the to be honest it wasn't any better than McDonald and it was more expensive too.

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Takeout, Seating
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10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-0723
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