IHOP’s All You Can Eat Pancakes Promotion ends February 12, 2017!


This past weekend my husband and I had the opportunity to do something we rarely get to do – have quality time together without our kids. Don’t get me wrong, our kids mean the world to us. But there does come a point where you want to do something with your significant other without the kids tagging along.

Now that our kids are young adults (17 and almost 20), we feel confident leaving them for a day or two. Besides, someone needs to be home to take care of our “mini-zoo.”

This past weekend my husband and I went away to spend the night at a hotel (more on that in another post). We had a lovely dinner out at a restaurant and had planned on going to see a movie. My husband was a bit tired so we ended up not going to a movie, but he did take me to Build-a-Bear. I made a cute, fuzzy bunny. He even kissed the little heart that goes inside of it. Awww… I love him!

After a somewhat restful night at the hotel (my Sciatica bothered me all night – but hubby had a great night’s sleep), we were famished and looking forward to a yummy breakfast. Normally we eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. We love it when we can enjoy a full breakfast which include eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hashbrowns, pancakes and/or French Toast. We normally don’t make those things during the work/school week (except eggs) because we really don’t have the time.

My husband and I went to a near by IHOP because we wanted to take advantage of their “All You Can Eat Pancake” promotion, which ends on February 12th (2017).

My husband patiently waiting to order his all you can eat pancakes.

You read that right – all you can eat pancakes! Thick, fluffy, mouthwatering pancakes topped with your favorite topping or one of the many syrup varieties found on your table.

The IHOP All You Can Eat Pancakes promotion gives you two different options – you can simply enjoy all the pancakes you can eat or you can enjoy all you can eat pancakes along side a meal. My husband and I were starving so we opted to get a meal AND the all you can eat pancakes.

The food was wonderful as always, but in hindsight we should have just stuck with the all you can eat pancakes. We thoroughly enjoyed a lot of pancakes and ended up not eating most of our meal (my hubby ate more of his meal than I did). The delicious pancakes were what we were most focused on. They were SO GOOD!

The whole meal was good but it was A LOT of food.

From where I was seated I could see into the kitchen. I was amazed at home any plates of pancakes came out of there. It was like every minute a plate (or two) of freshly made pancakes, hot off the grill, were making their way to all the tables. I think almost everyone in the restaurant was there for the all you can eat pancakes.

IHOP serves the pancakes to you two at a time. They will continue to bring them to you until you tell them to stop. They were not kidding about that either. No sooner did we finish the last bite of the last pancake we had two new plates (one for me and one for my husband) of hot pancakes ready to enjoy.

The pancakes come with a dollop of butter on top. You can also get them with fresh fruit fruit. In addition there is a nice selection of syrups on each table.

Oh so good!

I grew up eating pancakes with butter and sugar. My husband likes to drown them in syrup.

Normally when we eat out I don’t order pancakes. I tend to go for the eggs, ham and hashbrowns/potatoes. I am IN LOVE with IHOP’s pancakes now. I know that from now on when we eat out at IHOP I’ll be ordering their fluffy pancakes. They were delicious!

To find an IHOP location near you, visit IHOP.com. You can also check them out on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

HURRY! The IHOP All You Can Eat Pancake promotion ends on February 12, 2017!

Are you a fan of IHOP?

Have you taken advantage of their all you can eat pancake promotion yet?


*I received a gift card in order to do this review. There was no other compensation. We also enjoy eating at IHOP on our own (no review/compensation). The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Sweet Cream Waffles at IHOP


 IHOP Logo

I am so glad that an IHOP finally moved into our area. In fact, another one opened up at the mall so we now have two iHops.

I love trying the different menu options every time my family and I go there. My husband on the other hand ALWAYS orders the same thing – Chicken & Waffles. That is his favorite menu item. Out of the dozen or so times we’ve gone there he’s only ordered that.

I love it when IHOP offers new menu items. Sometime the items are only around for a limited time. That makes me sad because often then menu items are so delicious that I want to order them again and again with each visit. I hope that they reconsider sometimes and make these items a part of their regular menu.

IHOP’s latest addition are their Sweet Cream Belgium Waffles. I could not wait to try them out.

The Sweet Cream Waffles are available in three different varieties;

Berries & Cream Belgian Waffle – A traditional thick and crispy Belgian waffle topped with vanilla cream, whole blueberries, sliced glazed strawberries and finished with powdered sugar.

New! Cherries & Cream Belgian Waffle – A traditional thick and crispy Belgian waffle topped with vanilla cream, sweet black cherries, drizzled with dark chocolate sauce and finished with powdered sugar.

New! Bananas & Cream Belgian Waffle – A traditional thick and crispy Belgian waffle topped with vanilla cream, sliced bananas, honey-roasted pecans and finished with powdered sugar.

They all sound so good. It was hard to pick just one.

I decided on the Bananas & Cream Belgian Waffle. I love bananas and the idea of roasted pecans on top sounded so good to me.

IHOP Sweet Cream Waffles

Look at how delicious my stack of waffles were. MMMMM!!!!

You do get your choice of other items to go with it like eggs, sausage, bacon and home fries. To be honest the waffles alone are enough to make a meal. They are HUGE and very filling and satisfying.

You can see the rest of my breakfast in this photo (bottom plate).We had onion rings too. I LOVE their onion rings!

My son is eating Chicken & Waffles in the upper part of the photo too.


I was pleased with my choice. The roasted pecans mixed with the bananas and sweet cream with the perfect flavor combination.

I’m glad they didn’t give me an entire plate or I would have never been able to finish it all. Between the Sweet Cream Belgium Waffles, scrambled eggs, home fries and bacon I was stuffed!

You’ll have to hurry if you want to try out any of the Sweet Cream Belgium Waffle varieties. They are only going to be available for a limited time. These are one of limited menu options that I wish they would keep on the regular menu. I really loved the Bananas & Cream. I also wanted to have the opportunity to try the other flavors too.

I’m also very curious to see what new menu items they will offer after the Sweet Cream Belgium Waffles are no longer available.

To find an IHOP near you visit www.IHOP.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Have you tried any of the Sweet Cream Belgium Waffles yet? Is there a Sweet Cream Belgium Waffles variety you would like to try?

Sweet Cream Waffles IHOP


*I received a free gift card in order to purchase the item to review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

NEW! Brioche French Toast from IHop (giveaway ends 5/31/13)


 Brioche French Toast at iHop

Have you been to IHop recently? If not, you are missing out on their delicious new Brioche French Toast menu.

My family and I recently went to IHop and I just had to try out their new Brioche French Toast. The hard part was deciding on which one I wanted to try.

The Brioche French Toast is available in Bananas Foster, Berry Berry and Peaches & Cream. I had a hard time picking out which one I wanted to try. They all looked and sounded so good.

iHop Brioche French Toast Menu

I eventually opted for the Berry Berry because my daughter wanted to try it too and she loves all types of berries. I suggested she get one for her self but she wanted to go a different direction for her meal.

To make it even better I had my choice of other items to go along with my Brioche French Toast. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns. I don’t normally eat bacon. We don’t make it at home but occasionally when we eat out I’ll order it as a treat. We also ordered a side of IHop’s Onion Rings. I so love their Onion Rings!

iHop Onion Rings

What makes the Brioche French Toast different that other French Toast is how it’s prepared. IHop’s Brioche French Toast is made with thick brioche bread that has been dipped in a lightly sweetened vanilla batter and then grilled to a golden perfection. As if that wasn’t yummy enough they offer guests different toppings. To make it even better each serving is topped with whipped cream.

I loved the Brioche French Toast. I honestly could have had it without the berries and whipped cream too. On it’s own it was delicious. They should have had a “naked” Brioche French Toast option. I might have chose that one. I’m not saying the berries and whip cream were not delicious (they were!), I’m just saying that on it’s own the French Toast was just as delicious.

You can’t beat the price either. The Brioche French Toast, plus additional side dishes (such as eggs, bacon and/or sausage) range in price from $7.99 – $8.99 (at least that was the price in the NY restaurant we were at). You get A LOT of food for a nominal price. So much food that I couldn’t eat it all. Thankfully I have two growning teenagers and my hubby to help me finish what I was too full to eat. 🙂

iHop Breakfast

iHop Brioche Berry Berry French Toast

iHop Brioche French Toast Berry Berry

My apologies for the photo quality. I was using my cellphone camera. I feel weird taking pictures in restaurants and stores with my big camera.

As you can see the Brioche Berry Berry French Toast came topped with big, plump and juicy strawberries and blueberries. It was also covered with a berry sauce, whipped cream and powdered sugar. I could have done without the whipped cream topping. Next time I’ll order it without the cream. My kids were more than happy to help eat the whipped cream for me.

I enjoyed the Brioche French Toast so much that I’m going to try experimenting with vanilla when I try to make French Toast at home. I know I can never make the French Toast the same way IHop does, but it would be tasty to try.

If you find yourself drooling right now why not head on over to your nearest IHop and try a Brioche French Toast meal out for yourself. HURRY! They are only here for a limited time.

To find an IHop location near you visit www.IHop.com. You can also check out the brand on Facebook and Twitter and see what others have to say about the new Brioche French Toasts.

A lucky reader will win a $25 gift certificate to IHop so that they can try out the new Brioche French Toast out for themselves (or whatever else they would like to have). Thank you IHop!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which of the Brioche French Toast varieties would you like to try? Or if you have already tried them, which is your favorite?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a gift certificate in order to try out the French Toast for free to review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.


New Griddle Melts at IHOP – It’s hard to pick just one #GriddleMelts


IHOP Griddle Melts

Last night my husband, daughter and myself went to IHOP for dinner (my son opted to stay home). I have not been to IHOP in probably 20 years. My husband couldn’t remember the last time he was at one. They recently opened up two IHOP locally so it was nice to FINALLY go to an IHOP again. I’m surprised it took so long for them to make it into our area.

My daughter went to the other IHOP we have here last weekend and is already a fan. I have a feeling we’ll be eating at IHOP more often now. Aside from the diner where else can you get delicious breakfast foods any time of the day? Of course IHOP has lunch and dinner menu items too.

One of the things I really wanted to try on the menu is their new Griddle Melts. They all looked and sounded so good. It was hard for me to pick just one.

 IHOP Menu

Spinach, Roasted Pepper & Cheese – Sautéed spinach in a fluffy egg omelet topped with roasted red peppers, onions, melted Provolone, Parmesan and Pepper Jack cheeses on grilled artisan sourdough bread.

Western – Smoked ham and sautéed peppers and onions in a classic omelet, topped with sliced ham, melted American cheese and served on grilled artisan sourdough bread.

Ham & Egg Melt – Sliced ham and melted Swiss and American cheeses over a fluffy egg omelet served on grilled artisan sourdough bread.

Griddle Melts are available as half sandwiches ($4.99) or full sandwich ($7.99). Each one is available with your choice of hash browns, French fries or seasonal fruit.

It was a tough decision because honestly I wanted to try them all, but I ended up ordering a full size sandwich in the Spinach, Roasted Pepper & Cheese with a side of French fries.

I was hoping I could talk my daughter and/or husband into trying the other two varieties so I could try a bite (or two!) of each, but they opted for other meals (hubby ordered waffles and chicken and my daughter ordered a cheeseburger).

While we were waiting for our meal to arrive we enjoyed a yummy fresh salad. Mmm… I salads!

IHOP Salad

The sandwich was A LOT bigger then I expected it would be, which is a good thing (of course!). Look at how yummy it is!

IHOP Griddle Melt

IHOP Griddle Melts

Spinach, Roasted Pepper and Cheese Griddle Melt

If you love roasted peppers you’ll love this sandwich. That is the flavor that stood out first and foremost, followed by the spinach and creamy cheese. And the bread! Oh! The bread was grilled to perfection. I’m drooling just thinking about the sandwich.

I ordered the full size thinking that half a sandwich wouldn’t be enough for dinner. I was wrong. A half a sandwich would have been more then enough because it’s a big, hearty sandwich. I had a salad prior to my sandwich. The salad, half sandwich and fries made for a satisfying meal.

The other half didn’t go to waste. I took it home with me to give it to my son.

IHOP Griddle Melt Half

Now I have to go back to IHOP to try the other two flavors.

If you are looking for a delicious, hearty meal for lunch or dinner look no further the the new Griddle Melts available at an IHOP near you.

If you would like to learn more about Griddle Melts, or find an IHOP near you, visit www.IHOP.com. You can also check out IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.



*A gift card was donated to me by IHOP for my participation in this trial program. These items are not intended as payment for any favorable opinions.  The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.