For our last meal on this leg of my journey, MJ and I headed for late breakfast/early lunch at IHOP, the International House of Pancakes.
Upon arrival, we were shown to a booth table then brought coffee and water, featuring a coffee mug with a lipstick mark from the previous user of the cup which didn’t entirely bode well.
The menu was incredibly broad leading to us poring over it for a while. I was clear that I should have pancakes but opted to sample them as the bun of pancake sliders. MJ opted for one of their breakfast plates with scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon and fruit salad, along with a side of grits.
We shared their seasonal green Grinch pancakes which were too sweet by far, although the pancakes themselves were good.
My sliders were pretty decent with a fair turkey sausage patty, good crisp bacon, an oddly textured omelette thing and melty cheese. The accompanying hash brown was very good.
MJ was less impressed although made the best of things crumbling her bacon into her grits for a good hearty southern snack.
Overall, IHOP didn’t cover itself in glory but I liked the food a little more than expected. The hash brown in particular was one of the better ones I sampled in the States. Next time you’re in the mood for pancakes, this is the place for you.
Blythe scores IHOP
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for service
2.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 11.5/20
Today’s questers were: MJ, Blythe
We ate: breakfast plate, grits, Grinch pancakes, pancake sliders
We drank: water, coffee
We wore: travelling pants, farewell flannels
Total bill: $26.78