Downtown Springfield Association


601 W Walnut St Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 866-9750

Casper’s dates back to 1909 when Casper Lederer started serving chili from the back of his fruit stand. This genuine Springfield tradition started way back then not too far from their current location cooking on a Garland Stove (which they still do today). Caspers then moved to Glenstone and Seminole near Martha’s Pancake House. Then 26 years ago they moved to this little Quanset Hut where they are still today. Casper’s has been owned by a three people; Casper Lederer, his son Charles Lederer who used to be also known for his wood cut prints and the current owner Belinda Harriman who keeps the tradition alive by serving chili, chili dogs, hamburgers and other good greasy but tasty foods to the Ozarks. Casper’s definitely fits the term DIVE!


Monday-Saturday 10:30 am - 4 pm
Closed Sundays


Missouri’s oldest greasy spoon diner famous for their chili.

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