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Perkins Restaurant

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2000 McKinley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315-4463
+1 515-285-2972
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San Antonio, Texas
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522 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BLUF: Service is average and the food is warm at best. This Perkins is fairly close to the hotel I stayed in and I visited for dinner on a weeknight and ordered Breakfast. Service was decent, and like the other reviews stated, they appear to still be "tag teaming" on tables. They were not that busy either, maybe this is... More 

Thank WHDSM-Owner
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Perkins with my girls, thought we could find something for everyone. We had two servers that were tag teaming our table and neither one getting our order correct. When we finally received our food it was burned. 45.00 for poor service and even worse food.

Thank Melanie W
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The restaurant staff were really nice and helpful. Food was good cookies were Great ! You can't beat buy 3 get 3 free!

Thank Jessica Z
Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

One can find almost anything to eat at Perkins and the food is generally pretty good and the service is reasonably quick and friendly. The pies, however, are excellent. Save room.

Thank wakondarev
Nashville, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Was seated right away and had a great meal with my family. Help was great. Everyone got what they wanted even dessert was in stock.

Thank Douglas F
Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for late supper about 10 pm but they are open 24 hours so the time did not matter. I had the new pumpkin pancake special - yummy. It came with eggs and either bacon or sausage. Hubby had the new steak omelet - it was good too. It came with tater tots, eggs, and toast but he could... More 

Thank NNYL321
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and great food. We had the best waitress and the manager stopped and talked to us as well as many others in the restaurant.

Thank NanaElvis
Glendale, Arizona
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Horrible customer service except for manager. Wait staff could not keep up with Sunday crowd. Food was so so and took forever. Cashier was miserable. Close to gas station and airport.

Thank Chriss P
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113 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had to wait a few minutes after arrival even though there were several people standing around talking. Once seated was waited on quickly. Country fried steak was overcooked (extra crispy on edges). Otherwise food was decent.

Thank Jeanne M
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice restaurant but expect a short wait as it is very popular and is surrounded by motels. Good food and baked goods. Very nice staff.

Thank Dick F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 McKinley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315-4463
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-2972

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?