IHOP Informative - Food for thought...
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- It has been many, many moons since I last visited an IHOP. And after today's meal, it may be even longer...if ever.
I couldn't really classify the entire dining experience as negative, so I decided to just go middle of the road and place it as informative. The service was EXCELLENT...I'm talking 5-star restaurant. This young gal was upbeat, polite, and just about everything a customer could ever want in a server. The food was on-time and served hot. What more could I want?
Well...this is where the food comes into play. It just tasted bland. And I mean BLAND. No flavor or zest whatsoever. It was though I was in a bad episode of the 1960's version of Star Trek and was served a meal from their food replicator. The server went to the kitchen, punched in a few codes, and voilá! Instant pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns.
I ordered the equivalent of Denny's "Lumberjack Slam", and it just tasted like the ham was plastic, the sausage were rubber, etc...My wife had to kill hers with tabasco sauce to even give it the slightest hint of flavor.
Sorry IHOP, but you really let us down when it came to the part that matters most.
Food quality: F