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“Your basic IHOP with a friendly twist”
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IHOP
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Good for: Child-friendly
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
San Luis Rey, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Your basic IHOP with a friendly twist”
Reviewed 27 November 2010

On our way back to VA, my husband and I stopped at this IHOP location for breakfast and had a good experience. The hostess was friendly, our food came out hot and prepared as we ordered it, and we didn't have to wait. There weren't many people in there I suspect because it was Thanksgiving weekend. The only "con" to our time there was that my husband's pancakes came out later than everything else, but once they came out, he was good to go. The pumpkin pancakes were awesome as usual and this was the first IHOP I've ever been to that serves scrapple! I was pleasantly surprised. I'd definitely return to this location if back in Bensalem.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“most horrid sanitary conditions ive ever seen !”
Reviewed 7 February 2010

we just came back from this ihop and were shocked by their business practices for a large chain. we ordered 3 different meals and when it was brought to us, my gf's sons chicken basket was laying completely on top of her eggs. she also ordered a stuffed french toast which was completely cold, anyway.... i then took notice that none of the wait staff used trays...this is their system - food put on ledge under heat lamps from grill, wait staff puts food on prep area counter that we observed as completely filthy and slides it through the filth to add butter, whip cream etc...then to my disgust they pile the whole tables order up in one arm with the bottom of the plates that are now covered in crud touching the food directly ! see this for yourself if you think im lying as you can see the area im talking about from a few booths in the restaraunt as well as the fact that they have no shame in bringing your food piled up like this. the real kicker was yet to come, we observed one waitress spray whip cream on pancakes and then with HER BARE HANDS grabbed the whip cream and flicked it away. i know restaraunts have some behind the scenes things that we dont know about, but these people are shameless. never, never again !

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“i would really go here for breakfast lunch and dinner time”
Reviewed 28 November 2007

i would really go here for breakfast lunch and dinner time

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“Never to return”
Reviewed 18 March 2006

IHOP is an overrated restaurant for breakfast. Usually, there is not a manager on premises. The staff is unhelpful and discourteous. The wait staff have been known to smoke inside of the premises in addition to ignoring customers while having personal conversations.

The pricing is too high considering their fare is based on breakfast. If you select a lunch or dinner item, you will be disappointed. The wait staff is known to bring a wrong order or item or an order with ashes in it. (Yes, cigarette ashes. See smoking note above.)

The wait staff rarely obliges any requests, i.e., extra cream, napkins, etc. Once you have received your order, it is usually cooked incorrectly or partially cooked, that is half-frozen. Their food has been known to be distasteful and stale.

In addition, tables are not cleaned nor is the silverware.

If you have a complaint, do not waste your time contacting the manager. This will lead to further frustration because he will not offer a resolution to your bad experience.

This establishment is not professional. A better recommendation is the Old Country Buffet, also on Street Road in Bensalem. A better selection and value for your dining experience.

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