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Steveb Jun 30, 2005 11:19 AM

Gonna be in Springfield next Sunday night. So a dinner and breakfast rec. would be most appreciated. Casual, any cuisine. Thanks

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    steakfrites Jun 30, 2005 12:04 PM

    Gotta get a Horseshoe - most places have them - D'Arcy's Pint does a good one.

    Cozy Inn - home of the original corn dog

    Saputo's - kitschy old school Italian-American. Baked ravioli smothered in gooey mozzarella - yum.

    Cafe Brio - very hip & upscale Mexican.

    801 E. Monroe Street, 544-2523

    D'Arcy's Pint
    2413 S. MacArthur Boulevard, 726-9800

    Cafe Brio
    524 E. Monroe Street, 544-0547

    2935 South 6th Street (Rte. 66)

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    1. re: steakfrites
      labguy Jun 30, 2005 03:17 PM

      These are good recommendations, however they may not be open on Sunday evening. Usually only the chains are open on Sunday in springpatch.

      1. re: steakfrites
        SBCochran Jun 30, 2005 04:34 PM

        steakfrites wrote:

        "D'Arcy's Pint
        2413 S. MacArthur Boulevard, 726-9800"

        Actually, sources tell me D'Arcy's relocated May.05, so you may want to update:

        D'Arcy's Pint

        661 W. Stanford Ave, Springfield, IL 62704 (S. MacArthur Blvd at W end of Stanford overpass)


        1. re: SBCochran
          labguy Jul 1, 2005 10:00 AM

          D'Arcy's has moved to Stanford. It is now the most popular restaurant in town. Expect substantial wait times during the usual lunch and evening dining times. I haven't been able to get in yet to try the food.

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        Dave Jul 7, 2005 12:59 AM

        I saw something on the food channel about springfield being notorious for an open faced sandwhich with fries. It looked like an artery clogger. You could check out foodchannel.com and search for springfield. But there have to be some hounds that know what I'm talking about.

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        1. re: Dave
          steakfrites Jul 7, 2005 05:07 PM

          That would be the horseshoe. Think Texas Toast, open faced with your choice of filling (I believe that the classic version is turkey & ham), covered in fries, and drenched in a cheddar cheese sauce.


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          cozydog Nov 22, 2006 04:13 PM

          Darcys website
          Does look yum !

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          1. re: cozydog
            sheriffblalock Nov 22, 2006 04:40 PM

            In the place where the Old D'Arcy's Pint was (MacArthur), there's a new place that's pretty similar, but I can't recall the name. I had a buffalo chicken ponyshoe there, and it was all I could do to finish. They also have British and Irish beers on tap.

            It looks like it is called "Dublin Pub"

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