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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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325 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6643
+1 515-233-3648
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived and ordered after lunch rush. An hour here and still waiting for our food. Won't be back to this location. It's not even busy! Hasn't even come back to check on us to see if we want more to drink...

Thank Shea W
Appleton, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you like Perkins, then you will like this Perkins. Not my favorite place to eat, but definitely one of the better Perkins that I have eaten in. The service was good. The food was also good. It was clean and we did not have to wait to be seated or to get our food. One of the few places... More 

Thank Caitlyn H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for brunch. The food was good and staff kept up with refills and even offered to go cups when we left. We bought 3 cookies and got 3 free. They were yummy as a snack later in the day!

Thank Nicole c
Des Moines, Iowa
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585 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This place is clean, staff is friendly. But what gives it the five stars is the fact that I can come in at any time, day or night, and get exactly what I want, exactly how I want it, hot and freshly made. The 24 hour service is great for everyone. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is really good. There dishes are plentiful. Not all Perkins are the same and this is a good one. The one in Marshalltown Ia. is better. Seems to be an older crowd, but obnoxious children seem to be welcom

Thank constanttravelerrph
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Wish I'd found this earlier. Apparently popular with the older folks, and me, I had the best food I ate in IA here, on more than one occasion. Nothing fancy, but courteous, professional, clean, attractive, modest, great value and good food. Breakfast is clearly their specialty, and I'll certainly try that if I ever visit the region again.

Thank Rupert W
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We enjoyed the "home-style" type meal that is such a nice change from "fast" food. The senior menu is particularly attractive with a nice variety at a tood price. Our server was friendly and did a nice job taking care of us.

Thank Dave R
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Went for late breakfast on a Saturday morning knowing that it would be busy and were right on the mark. Our server was very polite and warned us ahead of time of the long ticket times. Unfortunately other tables did not receive the same courtesy and were very disappointed when food took over 35-45 minutes to hit their table. Another... More 

Thank Cher B
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Certainly more upscale than Denny's or Village Inn - but not really more expensive. Good pie, nice servers, older crowd.

Thank AuntJeanne
Des Moines, Iowa
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585 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times recently, even taking a friend here for her birthday. The staff is always friendly. The food is always hot and fresh. I tried the cheeseburger fries last weekend and they were really good. The queso keeps the other ingredients on the fries(see picture). I've also had one of the Smasher's recently and they are... More 

Thank init4keeps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6643
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-3648

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