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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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American, Diner
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1214 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2338
+1 217-328-3000
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an early MRI at Carle hospital we needed breakfast. Perkins has some great menu options (I tried a "Smash", Cyndi had their potato pancakes... Both very good) but what brings is back is the service. We haven't had a bad experience there.

Thank Andrew M
Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

often ate at Perkins before but this location should be rehabed or closed. It is not up to Perkiins usual standards. Service was slow ,quality of food poor.Not what you normally expect. Bread on my $12 Ultimate Club was toasted with something that tasted rancid.I didn't eat it. The bacon was obviously reheated and warm only on the outside,cold on... More 

Jacksonville, Illinois
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121 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a busy morning we all decided that breakfast at Perkins would be the perfect lunch getaway location. We were not diasppointed. We were greeted and seating quickly with coffee served within a couple of minutes. The breakfasts were prepared to perfection. The eggs were cooked exactly as ordered, the pancakes were hot and fresh. The dining room was cleaned... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Joined in for a family affair. We were a party of 6 and were seated promptly. Service was great and the omlet selections was a belly buster! A 3 egg omlet, 3 pancakes and hash browns all for about $11. Everyone was over satisfied with their meal and service. Kelly was awesome and we were amazed at her skills as... More 

Thank 7Bond7
Danville, Illinois
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

For a nice breakfast or any occasion this is the best place. If you like coffee, you get a whole pot and that pot is considered by the waitress and kept replaced. The brew is good.and just right. The breakfast potatoes and pancakes always get these.

Thank Stephen C
Clayton, North Carolina
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551 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I went over for a milk shake and a cookie around 8pm. We gave our order and had to wait about 15 mins for our shakes. We wanted some cookies but they didn't have any. While waiting for our shake we heard two wait staffers talking about a issues with a table, and I smelled Marijuana on... More 

Thank firebear1961
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband, two friends and I had breakfast here on Sunday. There was a long wait, notwithstanding available tables. When we were finally sat, we had to repeatedly request items from our waitress that were missing from our order. When the food arrived, it had obviously been sitting under the heating lamps for some time and none of it was... More 

Thank Rachel S
Gridley, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I like ordering breakfast any time of day. This seems to be a good test of the kitchen since they must be prepared for it at all times. Perkins didn't disappoint.

Thank Andrew M
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice now as its adjacent to our hotel and gives us a discount as well. There is a decent menu range and the decor is sort of 'modern diner'. It's open 24x7 although we have only had dinners there. The table service was excellent although the lady who handled our payment the first night seemed a... More 

Thank userid42
Champaign, Illinois
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Had a breakfast scramble that took too long to see. Food was ok. Bakery looked ok. Not the best service. Steak and Shake gives better service and more smiles. Sort of pricey.

Thank jwhoyt1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-3000

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