SALEM, OREGON -- CARRYING IHOP'S FOOD BABY. Period 4. I went to iHop for breakfast with my family and when entered, I looked around, seeing most people enjoying each other, laughing and having a good time. The vibe in the building matched the sunshiny happiness outside. They had old school music people still hear and listen to. The wait was not long, if you get there early around nine through ten or during the night then you would be seated right away.
My waiter was very nice, she kept a smile on her face. She did not sound or look grey, she matched the positive atmosphere. The food took a long time to get to my table, and I got there early so I would not have to wait forever on my food. By the time the food arrived they get my order mixed up and forces me to wait even longer.
The reason I chose to eat at iHop was for the happiness it gives me. I chose ihop because I always leave stuffed from breakfast or lunch. The service is nice and it's like they want you to feel at home. When I walked in with my family we got sat and enjoyed ourselves.
The food may have been taking a while, but when I got my ham and egg melt with a side of fries it was worth the wait. When I took my first bite it brought my insides and out to tears knowing that the food wasn't going to last long. The fries were still hot on the first crunchy bite, I knew right then that it didn't need ketchup. I am in love with ihop even though they are not as fast. They still put my tastebuds to tears.
I would definitely come back knowing I would be carrying a food baby full of deliciousness in my stomach. If ihop put smiles on people's faces like it did to my face, a lot more people would show up, then there wouldn't be any space. Honestly ihop has something bad about it but I really didn't notice and neither will others. They have such positive things in the building and their food take your tastebuds on a rollercoaster of satisfaction. You get extra things if you make your waitress smile, luckily for me I had a female and I made her smile.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- We ask for cracked/fresh eggs. Daughter has wheat/gluten allergy. Hers came out correct. I had ask for this for my scrambled eggs. Mine did not come that way. They were hard, leathery like. I was so disappointed in our trip to Ihop this time. Also ask for my hash browns to be stirred so they get a little brown thru out and they came with the brown on the outside of a cake and white in the middle. We have eaten at this Ihop several times and really enjoyed it and also the Canon City Ihop and never have had a problem. May go back to this one but they better get the order correctly made.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- Stuffed French toast came out of the kitchen hard -- possibly put in microwave to heat up, left in too long, sent back. Strawberry topping ice cold. Asked for crepes instead. Crepes had sauce frozen in a solid lump which I literally could pick up in my hand. No apology for either. I will never go there again!! The absolute worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant with what should be the easiest meal one could buy at a restaurant.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA -- I ate lunch with friends at IHOP at 14826 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85260 about 1 PM. Sunday December 1st, 2013. It took a long time to get served, 30 to 45 minutes, and the restaurant was not busy. There was also food on many table that hadn't been cleaned up. It was nasty.
I ordered 2 eggs & hash browns for $ 5.99 + tax & a separate check. The waitress had trouble reading her own writing and came back a second time to verify what I had ordered. When I got to the cashiers desk by the front door, I stated my total was $ 5.99 + Tax. The manager was a loud women, and said there was nothing on the menu for $ 5.99. I got the menu & pointed out to the manager what I had ordered.
Then the manager accused me of insulting her. I didn't know what to do? All I did was state the facts of the meal. This was a horrible experience. It is not the first bad experience at this location. You had a man that ran this location and he was outstanding and his service was outstanding. The women or manager was horrible. I live nearby, and will never ever enter this location again.
SUPERIOR, COLORADO -- My wife and I were excited to go out to breakfast, however, we encountered the worst waitress and a manager who neglected to understand our situation. Our waitress continuously ignored us and never provided additional services apart from carelessly dropping down the food we ordered. No refills of water, freezing cold syrup for the pancakes (so called international house of pancakes), and a poor attitude throughout our stay.
This waitress, however, was extremely delicate and generous to the white men sitting not two booths away. So I guess it's because both my wife and I are of Asian descent? We later confronted the manager about this problem, but she immediately defended the waitress and claimed that such an event was an impossibility. She did not even want to spend her any minute to find out the truth, she gave us a very mean look and walked out.
I had no idea that such a nice town housed such racist and unworthy people. If you are a person of justice and enjoy proper treatment regardless of your race then DO NOT go to this restaurant. The manager's supposed to solve the problem, but this crazy manager did not do her job well and even encouraged her waitress to be mean to customer like us.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -- So I have a half hour for lunch. I decided to travel a distance to the IHOP in Modesto as I have had good food and service in the past. I googled the menu before I left. Looking forward to the potato soup and sandwich combo as advertised. When I got there I asked the waitress for the soup sand combo and she looked at me as if I was speaking a different language??
I had to show her on the menu where it was located.... So as I'm ordering my potato soup, she interrupts me and to say she didn't think they had that?? She goes to the back to ask and when returns says they only have broccoli cheddar soup... So OK I'm already there and don't have much time left, so I go with the broccoli soup and half sand... It's amazing... smh... They put the soup in a cup with a lid and it's not even full.... A frigging half cup of soup... I won't go back and very disappointed!! I could have gone to a restaurant closer for less money. Please recheck your menu items... If you advertise it, maybe you should have it in stock.
JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I went to your IHOP located on Yopp rd, put my name on the list, and got called. ** called us up and I told her I could not sit in the middle as I am handicapped, asked to sit in booth. Two were open at the time, she informed me that they were reserved, so my husband and I left. We have this problem with this Hostess every time we go there, she is always very rude to us like she is doing us a favor as a person that has a handicap. I resent this Hostess for drawing attention to us. This has happened a total of 4 times. We were not the only ones that left that Sunday. The people that were waiting behind us also left.
TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA -- My daughter and I went to the local IHOP on Countryside Dr in Turlock, CA this morning for breakfast. I had purchased a "Savearound" value book where scores of vendors in the Stanislaus County community join the discount offer and thereby get promotional advertising to offer coupon discounts, such as your coupon that says, "Enjoy a free entree of your choice with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value and Two beverages; up to a $7.00 value."
The $7.00 value does not cover the cost of any of the entrees to get a "free" entree, but my complaint is that the coupon stated in very small print that I did not see that it is "Valid all day Mon - Fri, Sat-Sun after 4:00 p.m." With the purchase of two coffees, two small OJs and two low calorie breakfasts, both the spinach and mushroom omelet with a side of three pancakes each, the waitress brought the bill that exceeded $30.
I presented my coupon and was informed of that small print, making the coupon useless. In addition, the coffee was horrible, and they set the plastic coffee carafe on the table, leaving us to self-serve. How many people eat breakfast after 4:00??? They did not appear apologetic in the slightest at the seemingly misleading advertising -- and the only print that was tiny was the "after 4:00 coupon use." What do people with your coupons get, the leftovers? We will never go to your IHOP restaurant again. It is misleading and appears to be using that coupon book to further their business in a greedy and ungracious way.
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- When my family got inside, ** sat us down in the corner and told us that she would be our server and asked if she could start us off with a drink. We placed our drink order and ** brought those out to us very quickly but did not give us straws or offer any either. She asked if we were ready to order but my son-in-law and I were not ready so ** said that she would be back in a minute. ** never came back to our table to take our order. We waited for about 15 minutes to have our order taken before leaving.
** told the other waitress that she had forgotten about us but I knew that was a lie because two booths down there was a family of a different race and she made sure to wait on them and plus while she was standing by the hand sanitizer she looked right in my face. I watched ** take their drink order and bring them their drinks and then come back and take their food order in less than 5 minutes. The manager was told by the other waitress about what was going on but the manager never came out to apologize about what was going on.
We left and I ended up spending the same amount of money that I would have spent there especially since my daughter is pregnant, I spent that $70.00 somewhere else. I received excellent customer service elsewhere. Just because we are not of the same race did not mean that we did not deserve excellent customer service.
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- I'm writing this review because I've simply had enough -- And suffered enough from this restaurant to simply let it go unknown. On December 20th, 2007 I went to an IHOP restaurant here in Plant City, Florida which had become one of me and my mom's favorite places to stop by for breakfast or to slip in for a quick dinner when we weren't feeling up to McDonald's (although I have to say eating McD's greasy food would have been 100x better than IHOP's).
But anyway. My severe illness began about 3 weeks ago when I ate breakfast at IHOP. All I ordered was the 'Big Steak Omelet', with regular white toast and ate some of it but saved the rest for later. The employees and the service was fine, we NEVER have service issues out of that IHOP but I realized that later on in the day my stomach wasn't feeling too good, in fact, I was becoming really tired and wanted to go home.
So after finishing a day of shopping with my mom we went home and that very evening I became so ill that I was unable to attend school the next day. I was sick to my stomach, but the worse part came the next night when I suddenly awoke around 2:00 A.M. and began to vomit up IHOP (I could tell it was IHOP because this food hadn't even digested) and anything else I might have consumed that day.
It's been 3 or 4 weeks now, and I've regrettably eaten at the IHOP again in hopes that it was just me that day but now I know that it's IHOP's food. It's either too greasy or there's something seriously wrong with the food because I've never, EVER had the same stomach virus for going on 4 weeks. This has caused me to not eat for a week straight at one time and I've only allowed myself to drink fluids, keeping in bed other than to go to the restroom.
My advice to anybody who might be thinking of going to IHOP: Don't do it. It's made me severely ill, and I'm still suffering from the food sickness. What's more is that my oldest brother is now sick from eating at IHOP as well, and has told us that the burger he ate there feels as if it's not even digested in his stomach yet! If you think you've got what I have then here are some symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting (frequently or every now and then), Diarrhea (you will know you're sick because your stool will be 100% liquid or will be almost 100% liquified) and Loss of sleep (due to stomach being upset.)
And, I know this will sound weird but your stomach will most likely be so upset you can hear it "growl", as if you were hungry for food but it's not. Burping/Belching is also a symptom I've come to encounter which is followed by a slight 'gaseous' feeling/taste in my mouth afterwards. I've tried Tums, Rolaids, and even Alka Seltzer but none of these products have been able to relieve my symptoms or stop my discomfort/PAIN. I'm considering going to see a doctor but due to financial issues, I may not even be able to do that.. I'm considering going to the IHOP restaurant and speaking with them about it. That's all.