Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant Archives

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates 50 golden years

June 13, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Perkins family, along with close friends, family, community leaders, and many long-time customers celebrated the 50th golden anniversary of Milwaukee’s premier soul food institution, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. Originally founded in 1969 by Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr. at 1943 W. Atkinson Ave., the first location became much too… [Read More]

NBA legends visit local legendary eatery Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant

May 23, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the staff of Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant received a very sweet surprise for the restaurant’s 50th Anniversary when NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, along with sportscaster Ernie Johnson, stopped by for lunch while in town to watch the Milwaukee Bucks play the Toronto Raptors. Pictured are (from left)… [Read More]

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates golden anniversary

May 16, 2019

The year was 1969 and Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr.’s dream to open a restaurant came true. The north side establishment at 1943 W. Atkinson Avenue, their first location, very quickly became too small, to accommodate the already loyal customer base. So, they moved a short distance away to the current location at 2001 W…. [Read More]