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118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
+1 217-523-0723
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
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American, Fast food
118 N Pasfield St, Springfield, IL 62702-2499
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Found out about the Maid Rite from the Springfield tourism guide and looked it up. I had HEARD about loose meat sandwiches, but had never had one. I was NOT disappointed! Perfectly seasoned, nice and hot, filling! A GREAT lunch!!! I had the special of...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This wonderful place has been around since I went to Springfield High school - many years ago! Still just as good as I remember. Great food and service.

Thank 698tamif
Reviewed 19 June 2017

So of course this eatery is iconic in Springfield, SO good. The root beer is amazing and I love the chilled mugs it comes in. Sandwiches are to die for, greasy, but so good. Fries are decent.

Thank Erin O
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch Friday Has the special, 2 maid rites, fries and root beer for 7.99 Left full. Bring cash since I'm not sure they take debit.

Thank Cindy A
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 30 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

1  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 13 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 19 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 13 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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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