Curious how much it will cost to dine at Perkins in 2023? I’m sharing the latest menu prices at this unique bakery / diner chain. I also share my favorite ways to save money, including the 55+ specials.

Perkins menu poster

Perkins menu poster.

Fresh-Cracked Classics

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Hearty Man's Combo$13.99
Triple Egg Dare Ya$14.29
Tremendous Twelve$13.49
Magnificent Seven$8.59
Twice As Nice Combo$8.59
Country Fried Steak & Eggs$14.49
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs$12.29
Country Sausage Biscuit Breakfast$11.79
Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit Breakfast$12.49
Big Country Skillet$12.59

Just For Starters

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Build-Your-Own-Sampler (Pick 3 Different Items)$12.79
Chicken Strips$11.19
Mozzasticks$9.39
Fried Pickles$7.99
Onion Rings$8.19
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Crispers$4.79

Farm Fresh Omelets

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Granny's Country$12.99
The Everything$13.29
Build-Your-Own (Choose 2 Items)$12.49

Griddle Greats

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Scratch-Made Belgian Waffle Platter$9.29
Short Stack$6.99
French Toast Platter$9.29
Brioche French Toast Platter$9.29
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Platter$9.39
Creamed Chipped Beef$11.89

Egg-Cellent Benedicts

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
The Classic Benedict$12.99
California Avocado Benedict$13.99

Hearty Extras

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Applewood Smoked Bacon4pcs.$3.89
Sausage Links4pcs.$3.89
Sausage Patties2pcs.$3.89
Turkey Sausage Patties2pcs.$3.89
Smoked Sausage$3.89
Grilled Ham$3.89
Pork Roll3pcs.$3.89
Turkey Sausage Links4pcs.$3.89
Scrapple$3.89
Crispy Hashbrowns$3.79
Crispy Tots$3.79
Breakfast Potatoes$3.79
Quaker Oatmeal$3.79
Fresh FruitSeasonal Price
Buttered Toast$3.29
English Muffin$3.29
Fresh Baked Biscuits2pcs.$3.29
Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll$3.39
Bagel with Cream Cheese$3.29
Fresh Baked Mammoth Muffin$3.39

Lunch Duos & Trios

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Lunch DuoPick One Item from Two of the Four Categories (Half Sandwich, Bowl of Soup, Garden Salad, Pies & Treats)$9.99
Lunch TrioPick One Item from Three of the Four Categories (Half Sandwich, Bowl of Soup, Garden Salad, Pies & Treats)$10.99

Signature Burgers & Handhelds

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
BBQ Tangler Burger$13.29
Patty Melt$12.89
Big Bacon BLT$8.89
Triple Decker Club$12.79
The Breakfast Burger$12.79
Classic Cheeseburger$12.29
Pot Roast Melt$12.69
Chicken Strips Melt$13.49

55 Plus All Day Breakfast (Available for Guests 55 Years of Age or Older)

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
55 Plus Two-Egg Omelet$8.69
55 Plus One-Egg Classic$7.79
55 Plus One-Egg Benedict$7.79
55 Plus Buttermilk Pancakes$6.89
55 Plus French Toast$7.79

55 Plus Lunch & Dinner (Available for Guests 55 Years of Age or Older)

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
55 Plus Butterball Turkey & Dressing$11.29
55 Plus Chicken Strips Dinner$11.29
55 Plus Fisherman's Grille$11.29
55 Plus Grilled Chicken Breast$10.79
55 Plus Pot Roast$11.29
55 Plus Country Fried Steak$11.29
55 Plus Grilled Pork Chops$12.49

Salads & Soups

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Honey Mustard Chicken Crunch$13.29
Southwest Avocado Chicken$13.29
Chicken Noodle SoupCup$3.89
Bowl$4.89
Loaded Baked PotatoCup$3.89
Bowl$4.89

Comfort Classics

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Butterball Turkey & Dressing$13.99
Classic Pot Roast$13.49
Chicken Strips Dinner$13.89
Grilled Pork Chops$14.39
Fisherman's Grill$14.29
Country Fried Steak$13.89
Grilled Salmon$15.99
Jumbo Shrimp Dinner$13.79
Fish 'N Chips$12.99
Homemade Meatloaf$9.79
Grilled Fish & Shrimp$14.29

Savory Supper Skillets

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Hibachi Fried Chicken$13.79
Hibachi Grilled Shrimp$14.59
Steak & Peppers$15.29

Dinner Sides

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Garden Salad$3.99
Fresh FruitSeasonal Price
Grilled Asparagus$3.79
Fresh Broccoli$3.79
Green Beans with Bacon$3.79
Fresh Sautéed Spinach$3.79
Buttered Corn$3.79
Herb Rice Pilaf$3.79
French Fries$3.79
Mac 'n Cheese$3.79
Crispy Tots$3.79
Real Mashed Potatoes & Gravy$3.79
Baked Potato$3.79

Beverages

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Bottomless Pot of Coffee$3.09
Bottomless Pot of Decaffeinated Coffee$3.09
Bottomless Glass of Iced Tea$3.29
Bottomless Glass of Hot Tea$3.29
Hot Chocolate$3.09
Orange JuiceSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
Apple JuiceSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
Cranberry JuiceSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
Tomato JuiceSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
MilkSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
Chocolate MilkSmall$3.19
Large$3.49
Vanilla Shake$4.99
Chocolate Shake$4.99
Strawberry Shake$4.99

Fantastic Fruity Pies

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Homestyle Apple1 Slice$4.29
Banana Cream1 Slice$4.29
Cherry1 Slice$4.29
Lemon Meringue1 Slice$4.29
Wildberry1 Slice$4.39
Caramel Apple1 Slice$4.29

Delectable Desserts

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Crispers$4.79
Raspberry Lemon Drop$5.49
Chocolate Peanut Butter Drop$5.49

Classic Pies & Cakes

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chocolate French Silk1 Slice$4.39
Coconut Cream1 Slice$4.29
Peanut Butter Silk1 Slice$4.39
Heath Crunch Cheesecake1 Slice$4.39
New York Cheesecake1 Slice$4.49
Chocolate Overload Cake1 Slice$6.29

Mammoth Muffins

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Apple Cinnamon1pc.$3.39
Banana Nut1pc.$3.39
Blueberyy1pc.$3.39
Baker's Choice1pc.$3.39

Fresh Baked Treats

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chocolate Chip Cookie1pc.$1.79
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie1pc.$1.79
Sugar Cookie1pc.$1.79
Chocolate Walnut Brownie1pc.$2.59
Cinnamon Roll1pc.$3.39

Ice Cream Dreams

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Fudge Brownie Supreme$4.59
Strawberry Sundae$4.59
Hot Fudge Sundae$4.59
Ice Cream1 Scoop$1.99
2 Scoops$2.99

Breakfast at Perkins.

What are the best ways to save money at Perkins? 

Here are some of the best ways to save money at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery. 

Senior Menu: Perkins typically offers a “55+ menu” with discounted prices for customers who are 55 years of age or older.

Kids Eat Free: Some Perkins locations have a “Kids Eat Free” program where children can eat for free with the purchase of an adult meal. This special offer is granted available on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at most locations. 

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Special Promotions: Keep an eye out for special promotions or limited-time deals that Perkins might be offering. These can sometimes be found on their website or social media pages.

Join the Perks Program: Joining the Perkins VIP Perks program offers several benefits to its members:

  1. Earn Rewards: Members earn a $5 reward after 3 visits when they spend $10 or more. The rewards add up fast with easy check-ins.
  2. Personalized Rewards & Exclusive Offers: Members receive personalized rewards and exclusive offers tailored to their preferences.
  3. Inside Scoop on New & Upcoming Menu Items: Members get the first look at new and upcoming menu items.
  4. Special Birthday Gift: Members receive a special gift on their birthday.
  5. Special Offer Following Sign-Up: After signing up, members receive a special offer.
  6. Easy, VIP Check-In: Members enjoy an easy, VIP check-in during each visit.

    Perkins’ Fresh Strawberry Pie

Who owns Perkins? 

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is owned by Huddle House, Inc. Huddle House is another popular diner-style restaurant chain, and they purchased Perkins in 2019 for $51.5 million

Originally, Perkins was founded by brothers Matt and Ivan Perkins in 1958. The brothers started their restaurant as a pancake house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their goal was to create a restaurant that offered high-quality pancakes at affordable prices, all in a casual, family-friendly environment. Their commitment to excellent service and a quality product led to the business’s early success and eventual expansion.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery was sold to Huddle House due to financial difficulties according to the bankruptcy filing. Huddle House saw strategic value in the acquisition with CEO Michael Abt praising the Perkins leadership team for revitalizing the brand and expressing confidence that Huddle House’s resources and financial backing could further strengthen Perkins in the future.

Does Perkins offer gluten-free menu items? 

Perkins does have gluten-free items which are actually presented on a separate menu so you’ll find them easily. You don’t need to ask the staff if a menu item you’re eyeing is gluten-free, all you have to do is ask for the separate gluten-free menu and you’re good to go. 

Here are the gluten-free menu options:

  • Everything Omelette
  • Ham & Cheese Omelette
  • Smoked Bacon & Ham Omelette 
  • Farmer’s Omelette 
  • Bacon
  • Hash Browns
  • Pork Sausage
  • All Fresh Fruit
  • Side Salad (Without Croutons)
  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Fresh Vegetable Medley
  • Buttered Corn
  • Baked Potato
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Mashed Potato (without gravy)
  • Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
  • French Salad Dressing
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
  • Thousand Island Salad Dressing
  • Fat Free Italian Salad Dressing
  • Ranch Salad Dressing
  • Chicken & Spinach Salad (without croutons & dinner rolls)
  • Greek Salad (without croutons & dinner rolls)
  • Side Salad (without croutons & dinner rolls)
  • Italian Grilled Chicken Salad (without croutons & dinner rolls)
  • Chef Deluxe Salad (without croutons & dinner rolls)
  • Tomato Basil (without croutons & crackers)

As a side note, while Perkins has a separate menu for their gluten-free items, they have admitted to not having a separate kitchen to prepare these items, making it possible for cross-contamination to occur. 

Perkins’ Country Sausage Biscuit Breakfast

What muffins does Perkins have? 

Some of the standard muffin flavors they might offer include Apple Cinnamon Mammoth Muffin, Banana Nut Mammoth Muffin, Half Dozen Apple Cinnamon Mammoth Muffins, Blueberry Mammoth Muffin, and Half Dozen Blueberry Mammoth Muffins. You can also find seasonal muffin flavors like pumpkin in the fall and cranberry orange in the winter. 

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is known for its on-site bakery offering a variety of pastries, including muffins, pies, and cookies.

What coffee does Perkins serve? 

Priding itself as the perfect breakfast place, Perkins has stepped up its game by partnering with White Coffee to bring high-quality Arabica beans to be used for its coffee line. These beans which are 100% Arabica beans are medium-bodied roast with a strong aroma, flavorful taste, and rich notes. 

The partnership just started in 2022 but is expected to stay for many years to come. You can taste the coffee for yourself when you order a “Bottomless Pot of Coffee” at the restaurant. 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Mammoth Muffin

How many Perkins restaurants are there in the United States? 

Perkins has come a long way from its small beginnings in 1958 to becoming one of the most recognized family restaurants in the Midwest. With a mix of both franchises and company-owned locations, Perkins enjoys a handful of active restaurants in different parts of the country. 

As of 2023, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has 273 stores, with 48 of them located in Minnesota. This represents almost 18% of Perkins restaurants. US. Other states with a significant number of locations include Pennsylvania with 38 locations (14% of total), Florida with 30 locations (11% of total), Iowa with 22 locations (8% of total), and Wisconsin with 19 locations (7% of total).

The cities with the most Perkins locations are Minneapolis, Minnesota with 8 locations and Saint Paul, Minnesota with 6 locations.

Fresh Strawberry Croissant French Toast Platter

Are Perkins locations open 24 hours a day? 

Before the health crisis there were some Perkins locations open 24/7. I used to frequent two of these locations in Grand Forks North Dakota in my college days. After the bars closed down around 2 a.m., the restaurants would be packed with partiers looking a meal.

I’m not aware of any Perkins locations open 24/7 these days, however. Perkins hours vary by location, but most locations are open from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Locations may have different hours on weekends or holidays.

Are Denny’s and Perkins the same company?

No, Denny’s and Perkins are not the same company. They are separate restaurant chains with different origins, menus, and corporate structures.

Denny’s was founded in 1953 by Harold Butler and Richard Jezak as a donut stand called Danny’s Donuts in Lakewood, California. It grew over time to become a full-service, diner-style restaurant chain known for being open 24 hours and serving breakfast all day. As of my last update in September 2021, Denny’s operates thousands of locations across the United States and in other countries.

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, on the other hand, was founded in 1958 by brothers Matt and Ivan Perkins in Cincinnati, Ohio. It also grew over time to become a well-known chain, famous for its in-house bakery and family-friendly menu. Perkins was acquired by Huddle House, Inc. in 2019.

Despite similarities in their offerings — such as serving breakfast all day — Denny’s and Perkins are distinctly different brands under separate ownership.

Does Marie Callender’s own Perkins?

No, Marie Callender’s does not own Perkins. Marie Callender’s, known for its pies and comfort food, began as a pie-selling business in the 1940s in Long Beach, California. The restaurant chain eventually expanded into a chain of restaurants and a brand of frozen foods.

Is the $4 – $8 menu still available at Perkins?

Unfortunately, the $4 – $8 menu is no longer available at Perkins. They introduced these deals back in 2017 and customers responded well to the deal. Sadly, you’ll can blame the rising costs of food and wage inflation for the increased costs. Due the increased costs of operating a restaurant, Perkins would be losing money on this type of deal in 2023. 

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, usually called Perkins by customers, has a rich history dating back to 1958. The chain was originally established as a pancake house in Cincinnati, Ohio, by brothers Matt and Ivan Perkins. The brothers’ concept was to offer high-quality pancakes at affordable prices served in a casual, family-friendly dining environment. They focused on delivering superior service, which led to the early success and expansion of their business.

The Perkins brothers’ business started to grow exponentially when they franchised their restaurant concept in the 1960s. In 1967, Perkins Pancake House merged with another restaurant concept, Smitty’s Pancake House, and the Perkins Cake & Steak was born. By 1978, the name had been changed to Perkins Family Restaurant, and in the 1980s, the company began to add bakery operations to existing restaurants, thus creating Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, the brand we know today.

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