It's been quite awhile since I've eaten at an IHOP. I'm not a big pancake or waffle kind of guy so that's the main reason why it's been so long between visits, but IHOP is a specialist at the breakfast thing so why not check out the current menu, right?
I was seated without wait after entering the establishment at about 9am. The restaurant wasn't busy as I took a seat but it wasn't empty either, with a sprinkling of folks enjoying their first meal of the day and a few more trickling in as I opened the menu. The waitress asked what I wanted to drink. "Coffee please," I replied and off she went to fill up that IHOP traditional tableside pot of java. In checking out the menu and coming as no surprise, everything in the first couple pages featured pancakes or waffles. It was in-your-face unavoidable and I had to remind myself that I was at the International House of Pancakes after all..... But I am a bacon and eggs for breakfast eater, so to my pleasant surprise, towards the back of the menu, IHOP now features what they call the Bacon Temptation Omelette..... I had to have it!
The waitress returned with the pot of coffee, took my order and I then proceeded to doctor up my cup of Joe with some cream and sugar. Shortly after stirring and enjoying a few slugs, my order arrived.
What a delicious breakfast! The omelette was perfectly prepared, the eggs were fluffy and I got hickory smoked bacon in every bite. The Jack & Cheddar shredded cheese coupled with the White Cheddar cheese sauce was another dose of YUM and topping everything off with the diced tomato complimented it all quite nicely. IHOP's Bacon Temptation Omelette rocks!
Ordered with a side of whole wheat toast the bill for my breakfast came to just over $13. That's not exactly Bachelor on the Cheap friendly, but on this occasion, I'm OK with it. You just won't get something like this at a fast food joint. It's OK to splurge once in awhile.
The restaurant was clean, the service was friendly and fast, and most importantly the food was excellent!
IHOP gets 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars
Spend Wisely My Friends.....