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“Love Perkins”

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Ranked #71 of 461 Restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love Perkins”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I love the Granny Omelet here with a side of french toast with apricot syrup!! YUMMY! Look for coupons good deals!

Visited January 2013
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West of Philly
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Customer Service Is Not Their Forté”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We got seated pretty quickly, but then we waited for our server - who happened to be the one who seated us. So its not like he didn't know we were there. After we order and were waiting for our food I felt sorry for the elderly couple who stood waiting for their turn to be seated for what seemed like five minutes. Perkins folks walked past them a couple of times like they weren't even there.

Our food was OK. It's Perkins so one doesn't expect especially fine cuisine from them anyway. If we a re up that way again we probably won't go back there to eat, though.

  • Visited September 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Not Worth The Money”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Spend $26 on food that wasn't any better than WaWa's. My son's chicken sandwich had soggy buns and the Reuben melt was not what I had expected.

Visited February 2012
Thank Nereida
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Decent basic American food for brunch.”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Since we referenced Perkin's a couple of times in recent reviews of comfort food American restaurant we thought it would only be fair to write an actual review of the place on our next east coast trip. Thanksgiving 2011 and that time has come.

We went to an Allentown, PA Perkin's on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We've been here several times before. In a city known for diners, Perkin's holds its own with all the typical family diner fare...especially for, of course, brunch.

If you get the coffee it comes in a large thermos so you can pour your own refills. The mugs are comfortable classic diner coffee mugs...the kind of mug that makes you feel like you're really drinking a cup of coffee. The coffee itself is okay...a couple of steps above 'browned water' but nothing too special. Drinkable.

The go to breakfast items are the potato pancakes and the homemade muffins. They bake on site. Their potato pancakes deserve an explanation as it's not your typical European "latke" offering but are actually pancake (as in fluffy breakfast pancakes...) style potato pancakes. They're good...cooked with onions a side of applesauce and butter. (I'd replace the butter with sour cream in a perfect world...).

They also offer their homemade muffins as one of the bread options...we both got pumpkin muffins which were a little dry but Addie swears by the raspberry cream-cheese muffin.

Perkin's is a comfortable east-coast diner destination...with so many other one-off diners here in the Lehigh Valley, it may not be the top destination for brunch spots...if they had Perkin's in L.A. it might be lumped in with all the other chain family restaurants there, so part of our reason for going (besides the potato pancakes) is that it feels like a bit of a destination since we don't have them back home. The service is good. The crowd is full of people who probably have been going to Perkin's their entire lives. You can buy whole pies and boxes of muffins to take with you....I think we may try one of the Allentown-only diners next time around though. For that matter this has been a lot of reviews of regular American chain restaurants in a row so we may take a break and offer up something uniquely vegetarian next time around...err, at least until after Thursday morning's annual treak to Tiffany Diner in Philadelphia.

For more reviews from a vegetarian perspective visit Rick and Addie's veggie food blog at http://poetrysuperhighway.com/vfb

Perkin's Restaurant (multiple locations)
3214 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103

  • Visited November 2011
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