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Mr. Perkins' Family Restaurant

2001 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI - (414) 447-6660
Posted By Neil Rigler on 7/29/2008 5:18:00 PM
We went to Mr. Perkins' in the late afternoon on a Tuesday. We were warmly greeted, and the waitress (Cherry!) was only too happy to talk through the different menu items with us. We settled on two entrees: fried pork chops and meatloaf. Between us, we also ordered a variety of side dishes: mac 'n' cheese, boiled okra, pinto beans, and corn cakes.

My friend decided not to go with the "smothered" pork chops, although the people at the next table had them; they were covered in a wonderfully thick-looking gravy. No worries; the chops were fried perfectly, good-tasting tender. The meatloaf was one thick slice, topped with a delicious gravy. The mac 'n' cheese was thick and pasty, not the gooier variety, and made for a perfect side dish. We also loved the divided plates, but couldn't help ourselves from wanting to combine a bit of the beans, mac 'n' cheese, and meatloaf into one tasty forkful. All washed down with sweet tea, and it was a great meal overall, as other reviewers have attested!

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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We love partitioned plates. This one holds a heap of fried perch on the right, fried green tomatoes in front, turnip bottoms at the left rear, and a piece of corn bread on the back. Behind the corn bread is a cup of pear preserves.
"We love partitioned plates. This one holds a heap of fried perch on the right, fried green tomatoes in front, turnip bottoms at the left rear, and a piece of corn bread on the back. Behind the corn bread is a cup of pear preserves."
Michael Stern





Mr. Perkins' dining room. That's us, in the mirror, on the far right, Michael holding the camera.
"Mr. Perkins' dining room. That's us, in the mirror, on the far right, Michael holding the camera."
Michael Stern


Mr. Perkins' has been a neighborhood gathering place since 1969.
"Mr. Perkins' has been a neighborhood gathering place since 1969."
Michael Stern


Milwaukee's sign of comfort food, soul-food style.
"Milwaukee's sign of comfort food, soul-food style."
Michael Stern



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