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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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2201 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-4606
+1 641-423-2360
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I usually don't leave bad reviews, but here it goes: Stopped in for a quick Saturday lunch. Service was extremely slow and food was warm, but not hot when it finally did come. Not what I expected from a Perkins. After eating our waitress wasn't bringing our bill, as she seemed too busy wiping off tables & straightening chairs, even... More 

Thank Firefly553
Champlin, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Looking for a place to eat on a Saturday night in a strange down can be hit and miss so we settled for one that was close to our hotel and not quite as busy. The moment we walked in we were greeted and seated immediately and once given the menus there was actually two waitresses that served us water.... More 

Thank Wings E
Usak, Turkey
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

There werealot of tbings to do and places to eat. The breakfast are is too small and crowded the whole time it is available. We ended up eating at Perkins. That being said, there were some shady things going on in this hotel and parking lot.. Wouldn't stay again.............................

Thank ilikeitalot200465
Casper, Wyoming
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The smell of must and filth was the first sign that we should have bailed when we had a chance but we chose to stay only because the kids were wanting pancakes. Food was horrible, service was pathetic to say the least and the smell of the place was so bad I could hardly choke down already horrible food. Pass... More 

Thank agent3334
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The staff here is very friendly. The food was typical for any Perkins. I think the staff makes it a little better than others I have visited in the past. Saturday's are a little busy around breakfast, otherwise, I have never had more than a 5 minute wait...if any at all.

Thank Rachel C
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We waited 20 minutes to have our order taken... Another 45 mins...for food to be served...I learned they are training a cook. Our food was ok. Our server was wonderful, she did everything in her power to make our visit pleasant.

Thank Mary P
Decorah, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We usually eat at Rib Crib or Whiskey Creek when in Mason City but yesterday we didn't feel like a huge heavy meal. We chose Perkins--always good food and service, right?? WRONG. Started out badly when our server was too busy visiting with some other people she knew for 20 minutes. The only light in this whole experience was the... More 

Thank Marcia T
Louisville, Kentucky
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We ate here in the late morning since you can always get breakfast. I had the cinnamon french toast and bacon. Great. Good flavored bacon. I made the mistakes of putting too much syrup on the french toast. Way too much. My wife had one of the big egg dishes and it was wonderful.

Thank Clarence D
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast at this Perkins as normally they are consistent and the meal is fairly good. I overheard the waiter telling a table near us that he had several veterans come in and have free breakfast that morning. When he came to serve us I asked him about this and he told me that since I was a... More 

Thank Jim S
Mason City, Iowa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

It's been awhile since I've been there. Don't plan on going back because I got a club sandwich when I was last there and bit into a broken toothpick that stuck into the roof of my mouth. Not a fun experience. Also had a friend who worked there & told me some things about the cleanliness of the kitchen. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-4606
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-2360

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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?