While in Central Illinois this summer, my in-laws insisted that we try this local diner, famous for it's ginormous pancakes and heavenly horseshoes. What's a horseshoe you ask? Well, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives asked the same thing and took a trip to this famous local diner - Charlie Parker's in Springfield, Illinois.
The quanza hut does not look like a diner from the outside, but once you step inside, the decor takes you right back in time.
But we weren't here for the decor.
We wanted one of these!
Yep! That's a 16 inch pancake!!!!!
And because I love me some Illinois horseshoes, I just had to try the Breakfast Shoe:
And while it may not look all that appetizing, it was heavenly!
1/2 Cheese Sauce 1/2 Country Gravy
Topped with Hashbrowns
There is something for everyone at Charlie Parker's...including chocolate chip pancakes and Mickey Mouse cakes for the kids.
And did we finish off the 16-incher?
well, we made a good attempt at it!