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Discovering new places to eat is one of the joys of life. I seriously take pleasure in enjoying nice meals. Perkins Family Restaurant Bakery served up an enjoyable meal to yours truly last week.

Walking into Perkins was like stepping back into the 1990s with the washed out, pattern-filled table clothes and carpeting. But oddly enough, the “grandma’s house” feel fits Perkins.

What I did like about the decoration though was the antique pictures surrounding the walls, and the different centerpieces accompanying the shelves. Those selections added much needed character to the eatery.

Have you ever had one of those times when you were hungry, but didn’t know what you wanted? I had that predicament while at Perkins. Plus, the menu was huge, which didn’t help. Perkins serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. With over five pages to look at, my stomach was getting highly frustrated with the indecisiveness.

I finally decided to feast on the jumbo shrimp and chose a baked potato and fresh broccoli as my two sides. My guest ordered the Tangler burger, which consisted of cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crunch onion Tanglers, Grey Poupon Bistro sauce, fresh lettuce, tomato and pickles.

I can tell you one thing you’ll definitely get your bucks worth. The portions are pretty sizable. Our food looked pretty impressive too. My shrimp was golden and crisp to perfection. The baked potato was steamy and once paired with sour cream came alive. My fresh broccoli was just that – fresh and delicious.

I sampled my guest’s burger and was not disappointed. First off this burger was so tall it was leaning over, it was a sight to see. Second you may have to stretch your mouth more than usual just to clamp down on this monster. Overall it was quite tasty. However we did ditch the sauce, and I kindly removed a tomato from my portion. Other than that it oozed zesty flavor.

I couldn’t leave Perkins without trying dessert. I selected the lemon meringue pie, which looked light and fluffy. The pie was only about $1.60 since I purchased a meal and a drink. Score! That’s a nice deal… although I do wish I had selected another pie.

That one just tasted weird. It was like the lemon and whipped cream did not go together. The lemon part was great, but the whipped part was just bland and the texture was off. I had to scoop it off in order to finish it. That was a disappointment, but I am willing to try another dessert in the future.

Thanks Perkins for the enticing meal, I’ll let you make up for the dessert next time.

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