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“Slow...for no real reason” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
990 Highway 10 W, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 847-1666
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Ranked #26 of 47 Restaurants in Detroit Lakes
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Hopkins, Minnesota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Slow...for no real reason”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stopped at Perkins on our way through because there was a mixed crowd in the party. It was after 1 pm, the typical lunch rush on a Friday so we thought it would be a good time. We waited at the host station for about five minutes before we were seated, and this was the theme for the meal. Slow at taking our orders, slow on refills, slow on food. I would be understanding if the restaurant was busy, but it wasn't. I'm not sure if they cut staff too soon or what.
Despite the slow service our server was very friendly and the food was good, Perkins has the best pancakes in, in my opinion.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sutherland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Perkins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We met some family members for breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The place was very busy and they told us it might take a while for our food. The food came in a timely manner. We were not rushed and was able to visit as long as we wanted.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mound, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Slow Service, ran out of waffle mix”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We ate there this past Sunday - It took 20 minutes to get coffee, never did get the water we asked for. One person ordered waffles. There were 6 people in our part. 3 received their meals and then they told us they were out of waffle mix, so needed to order something else. The other 3 received their food when the first 3 were just about done with their meals. I ordered bacon and received the smallest, thinnest slices of bacon ever. Eat at George and Becky's Cafe - much better food, great service and really good prices. Unfortunately, they are not open on Sundays.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Another Perkins with..... Well not so.... Great”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

New server. she was fine and we were willing to help her out. However the food came late and Cold well let's just say the kitchen needs a great deal of help. Another sad Perkins experience . Where is the Perkins of days gone by....

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The service was terrible, we sat at our table for a good 45 minutes before we even saw our waiter/waitress.

Visited August 2012
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