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Jun 30, 2005 11:19 AM

Springfield Illinois, anything chowworthy?

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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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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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.

      2. 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 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

          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.


          1. re: cozydog

            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"