Eat Out Review: IHOP


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We spent the 4th of July weekend in Logan, Utah at the Cache Valley Cruise-In.  While there, of course we ate out a few times.  For breakfast one morning, we went to IHOP (aka International House of Pancakes).  Whenever I hear “International House of Pancakes”, I can’t help but imagine a huge stack of pancakes dripping with syrup, but when I hear IHOP, the same image just doesn’t come to mind…are they trying to get away from the pancake image by calling themselves IHOP?  Hmmmm…..

Anyway, the place was packed…probably because everyone else was visiting town for the same reason we were.  We noticed a few large groups seated near us.  I think the staff was short-handed that day because they were sure in a hurry and I noticed our server was also hurrying to bus tables, too.  Fortunately, they weren’t trying to hurry us, but as soon as a group left, there were employees descending on their table and working quickly to clean it up.

I noticed their flavored lemonades for summer (including green apple), but lemonade for breakfast just doesn’t suit me.  Mr. Diner ordered his signature biscuits & gravy with bacon (which I never understood till I tried it…yummy!).  You’d think it would be an easy enough meal to prepare, but it’s all about getting the biscuits right (sometimes they’re hard) and making sure the gravy is the right consistency with great flavor.  IHOP’s were just right.  I ordered the 2x2x2 (2 pancakes, 2 scrambled eggs, & 2 sausage).  I was really in the mood to drown my pancakes in their Butter Pecan syrup (they offer hot maple syrup, boysenberry, strawberry, blueberry, and butter pecan).  Oooooo….that Butter Pecan is good!  Everything came out just right.

Amazing Diner ordered the Rooty Jr. with strawberry topping (includes 1 egg, 1 sausage, 1 slice of bacon, & 1 pancake with fruit topping).  Sweet Diner ordered the Create-a-Face Pancake, which is served with strawberry eyes, a whipped topping nose, and a banana slice smile with a tube of strawberry yogurt on the side.  She loves IHOP and really liked her food!  Little Diner had the Silver Five, five silver dollar sized pancakes, eggs, & bacon.  The silver dollar pancakes were almost as big as the regular ones…way too big for a child to have five of them!  He must not have been hungry because he just snacked on the bacon.

If you’re an IHOP fan, you may want to sign up for their birthday club. See the list of birthday deals here for details.

Entrée Price:  $
Average Fork Rating:  3.2
Mr. Diner:  4
Mrs. Diner:  3
Amazing Diner:  3
Sweet Diner:  4
Little Diner:  2

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