LTH Home

IHop [Skip and Jump]

IHop [Skip and Jump]
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
    Page 2 of 3
  • Post #31 - October 30th, 2008, 8:37 pm
    Post #31 - October 30th, 2008, 8:37 pm Post #31 - October 30th, 2008, 8:37 pm
    Last time we were back in the Cincinnati/Covington area, we visited the Perkins on the Kentucky side of the river...and my junior prom date still worked there.
  • Post #32 - October 30th, 2008, 9:43 pm
    Post #32 - October 30th, 2008, 9:43 pm Post #32 - October 30th, 2008, 9:43 pm
    jlawrence01 wrote:
    Mike G wrote:Perkins is the chain I actually always thought was pretty good for breakfast. Do they still exist? Must be regional, as I never see them around here.


    They are based in Minneapolis and are well disbursed throughout the Midwest but not in Chicago.

    There used to be one in Champaign, near Market Place Mall. Not sure if that one's still there but according to Google, there seems to be one in Urbana on University Place. Perkins' web site is a no-go at the moment, so I can't provide more information.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:03 am
    Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:03 am Post #33 - October 31st, 2008, 9:03 am
    There's a Perkins right off the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart (Exit 92). Also a Cracker Barrel, and probably a Bob Evans. We travel the road on our periodic road trips to Baltimore, and Exit 92 is emblazoned in our memory...
  • Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am
    Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am Post #34 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am
    Mhays wrote:Last time we were back in the Cincinnati/Covington area, we visited the Perkins on the Kentucky side of the river...and my junior prom date still worked there.


    Perkins is the only chain restaurant in Cincinnati that served goetta.
  • Post #35 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am
    Post #35 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am Post #35 - October 31st, 2008, 9:09 am
    Sounds like one hour is the required distance for a Perkins. There's one in Rockford on State Street a few blocks off the tollway, and one in Kenosha at Rt50 and 94.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #36 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:01 pm
    Post #36 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:01 pm Post #36 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:01 pm
    We ate at the Ihop in Gurnee a couple weeks ago, but I avoided it for years after a dining companion had fried chicken that was severely undercooked. My wife reminded me Ihop is for breakfast and to avoid anything else. I feel it's quite a bit better than Denny's.

    I also like Bob Evans more than Cracker Barrel. Bob Evans has the best biscuits and gravy anywhere IMO. Cracker Barrel stuff doesn't taste right, and the other 3 people in my family agree after several attempts. We like to eat there for dinner, however.

    My favorite breakfast (non chain) is Juicy-O http://www.juicyo.com/ in Lombard at Butterfield & Finley Road. They have more stuff on the weekend, and well worth the trip. We also like Egg Harbor, which is almost as good as Juicy-O and has several locations.
  • Post #37 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:45 pm
    Post #37 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:45 pm Post #37 - November 3rd, 2008, 5:45 pm
    ericw2000 wrote:I also like Bob Evans more than Cracker Barrel. Bob Evans has the best biscuits and gravy anywhere IMO. Cracker Barrel stuff doesn't taste right

    It's been a few years since I've been in Bob Evans, but my recollection is that their stuff "doesn't taste right". I recall them serving margarine instead of butter (ewww), corn syrup instead of maple syrup (ewww ewww), frozen orange juice instead of fresh (ewww ewww ewww), etc. And when you start out using inferior ingredients, there's not much you can do to make stuff "taste right".
  • Post #38 - November 3rd, 2008, 11:23 pm
    Post #38 - November 3rd, 2008, 11:23 pm Post #38 - November 3rd, 2008, 11:23 pm
    No latter-day discussion of IHOP is complete without some mention of their Horton Hears a Who tie-in offering, Who Cakes. Covered in two kinds of sugary glazes, candy-coated chocolate chips, topped off with a lollipop---just the thing for a hypoglycemic nephew.

    A review from a brave soul: http://poodlevania.blogspot.com/2008/03/who-cakes.html
  • Post #39 - November 4th, 2008, 2:50 am
    Post #39 - November 4th, 2008, 2:50 am Post #39 - November 4th, 2008, 2:50 am
    Ericw2000 said: I also like Bob Evans more than Cracker Barrel. Bob Evans has the best biscuits and gravy anywhere IMO.

    Apparently someone needs to head south, the Stop & Go in Morrison, IL is infinately better than BE. And before the commercialization, the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, The Cookery, a huge number of basic restaurants put BE to shame. As to Perkins...used to always get their greasy (with onion and cheese) hashbrowns with a carafe of coffee to complete my Fri/Sat night in Davenport, and it made my weekend.
  • Post #40 - November 4th, 2008, 8:14 am
    Post #40 - November 4th, 2008, 8:14 am Post #40 - November 4th, 2008, 8:14 am
    Yeah, I wind up eating B&G at Bob Evans at least once during the film fest I attend in restaurant-sparse Massillon, Ohio each year, and I'm always amazed that for a place named for sausage, the B&G are kind of bland, not much sausage or pepper flavor. Not terrible, but you could have better at least half the time selecting a diner at random.

    That is, if you were in a place which, unlike Massillon, had diners to select.
    Watch Sky Full of Bacon, the Chicago food HD podcast!
    New episode: Soil, Corn, Cows and Cheese
    Watch the Reader's James Beard Award-winning Key Ingredient here.
  • Post #41 - November 4th, 2008, 10:32 am
    Post #41 - November 4th, 2008, 10:32 am Post #41 - November 4th, 2008, 10:32 am
    Mike G wrote:Yeah, I wind up eating B&G at Bob Evans at least once during the film fest I attend in restaurant-sparse Massillon, Ohio each year, and I'm always amazed that for a place named for sausage, the B&G are kind of bland, not much sausage or pepper flavor. Not terrible, but you could have better at least half the time selecting a diner at random.

    That is, if you were in a place which, unlike Massillon, had diners to select.

    Mike,

    I'd definitely recommend the Cameo Grill in Massillon. Not stellar food but it's very good and they do serve an outstanding breakfast. Easily beats Cracker Barrel or Bob Evans, IMO.

    =R=

    Cameo Grill
    809 Erie St S
    Massillon, OH 44646
    (330) 837-1919
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #42 - November 4th, 2008, 10:42 am
    Post #42 - November 4th, 2008, 10:42 am Post #42 - November 4th, 2008, 10:42 am
    I'm stunned anyone besides me has even had a reason to eat in Massillon.
    Watch Sky Full of Bacon, the Chicago food HD podcast!
    New episode: Soil, Corn, Cows and Cheese
    Watch the Reader's James Beard Award-winning Key Ingredient here.
  • Post #43 - November 4th, 2008, 10:50 am
    Post #43 - November 4th, 2008, 10:50 am Post #43 - November 4th, 2008, 10:50 am
    Mike G wrote:I'm stunned anyone besides me has even had a reason to eat in Massillon.

    LOL . . . it's between Cleveland and the NFL Hall of Fame, hence the sidetrip.

    I actually learned about it from Steven Shaw (aka Fat Guy), who runs eGullet. He visits friends there fairly regularly and suggested that we check it out.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #44 - November 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm
    Post #44 - November 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm Post #44 - November 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm
    Mike G wrote:I'm stunned anyone besides me has even had a reason to eat in Massillon.



    That makes 3 of us! Originally an Akronite...
  • Post #45 - November 10th, 2008, 4:00 pm
    Post #45 - November 10th, 2008, 4:00 pm Post #45 - November 10th, 2008, 4:00 pm
    aschie30 wrote:I've never been to Walker Bros. Time to make the trek.


    Does this look like something you might be interested in?

    Walker Brothers Dutch Baby
    Image

    Accoutrements
    Image
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #46 - November 10th, 2008, 5:18 pm
    Post #46 - November 10th, 2008, 5:18 pm Post #46 - November 10th, 2008, 5:18 pm
    stevez wrote:Does this look like something you might be interested in?

    Or this?

    Walker Brothers Apple Pancake
    Image
  • Post #47 - November 10th, 2008, 5:23 pm
    Post #47 - November 10th, 2008, 5:23 pm Post #47 - November 10th, 2008, 5:23 pm
    I've recently discovered that those are both even easier to make than pancakes. (Here's a Dutch Baby version, though I'd still recommend the blender method in the first recipe)
  • Post #48 - November 10th, 2008, 5:47 pm
    Post #48 - November 10th, 2008, 5:47 pm Post #48 - November 10th, 2008, 5:47 pm
    Hi,

    A relatively rarely seen franchise is Grandy's, which features Southern food. There used to be two locations in Champaign-Urbana with one within a stones throw of Perkins. Another was just up the road from Lil'Porky's, which created a debate in the car about where to eat. If it was too early for lunch, then going to Grandy's was an easy choice.

    Grandy's is my benchmark for biscuits and gravy with freshly baked biscuits, visible chunks of sausage in the granywith lots of pepper. If they make it like I recall, I am 100% certain JimInLoganSquare would approve. Grandy's also had chicken fried steaks, fried gizzards, fried chicken, fried okra and a pretty decent peach cobbler.

    From checking their locations, they seem to have left Illinois entirely though they are in Indiana.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #49 - November 10th, 2008, 6:14 pm
    Post #49 - November 10th, 2008, 6:14 pm Post #49 - November 10th, 2008, 6:14 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:A relatively rarely seen franchise is Grandy's, which features Southern food. There used to be two locations in Champaign-Urbana with one within a stones throw of Perkins. Another was just up the road from Lil'Porky's, which created a debate in the car about where to eat. If it was too early for lunch, then going to Grandy's was an easy choice.

    Cathy2,
    There used to be a Grandy's in Des Plaines near Maine East HS. I had never been there, but always wondered what it was. I don't think it's there anymore, as there's no sign of it on the web.

    Joel

    retraction: Nope, it was Brandy's
    Last edited by JoelF on November 11th, 2008, 7:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #50 - November 10th, 2008, 10:47 pm
    Post #50 - November 10th, 2008, 10:47 pm Post #50 - November 10th, 2008, 10:47 pm
    Grandy's is a Dallas based chain with seven stores in soutehrn and central Indiana.
  • Post #51 - November 11th, 2008, 11:15 am
    Post #51 - November 11th, 2008, 11:15 am Post #51 - November 11th, 2008, 11:15 am
    stevez wrote:
    aschie30 wrote:I've never been to Walker Bros. Time to make the trek.


    Does this look like something you might be interested in?

    Walker Brothers Dutch Baby
    Image

    Accoutrements
    Image


    Yes, sir! Not surprisingly, that looks way better than the IHOP version I remember! :wink:
  • Post #52 - November 11th, 2008, 11:17 am
    Post #52 - November 11th, 2008, 11:17 am Post #52 - November 11th, 2008, 11:17 am
    Do they offer different sizes on the Dutch baby? I recall them being much bigger, though it's been 15 years since I've been there.
    i used to milk cows
  • Post #53 - November 11th, 2008, 11:52 am
    Post #53 - November 11th, 2008, 11:52 am Post #53 - November 11th, 2008, 11:52 am
    teatpuller wrote:Do they offer different sizes on the Dutch baby? I recall them being much bigger, though it's been 15 years since I've been there.


    Yes. There's a full sized one called a German Pancake. That's just too much dough for me, so I always order the Dutch Baby, which is the smaller version.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #54 - November 11th, 2008, 11:55 am
    Post #54 - November 11th, 2008, 11:55 am Post #54 - November 11th, 2008, 11:55 am
    So Gary, I imagine you had a fake ID when you were not of legal drinking age. Now you have a fake SENIOR ID? How ironic when life goes full circle.
  • Post #55 - June 11th, 2018, 5:21 pm
    Post #55 - June 11th, 2018, 5:21 pm Post #55 - June 11th, 2018, 5:21 pm
    First there was Coke II/New Coke, now this American food tragedy!

    IHOP — the International House of Pancakes — is changing its name to IHOb and will now feature burgers, the company said in a tweet that was not posted on April Fool's Day. It remains to be seen whether the change will be permanent or merely a flash in the pan (cake) to promote hamburgers.

    "We're flippin' from pancakes, pancakes, pancakes to burgers, burgers, burgers," the company announced on Monday, announcing the shift that it teased by mentioning a looming name change last week.


    https://www.npr.org/2018/06/11/61884497 ... of-burgers

    Perhaps McDonald's can become McDowell's while we are at it.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #56 - June 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm
    Post #56 - June 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm Post #56 - June 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm
    The stunt got them their first mention in this thread in almost ten years. Just sayin'
  • Post #57 - June 11th, 2018, 7:47 pm
    Post #57 - June 11th, 2018, 7:47 pm Post #57 - June 11th, 2018, 7:47 pm
    Interesting thread.

    leek wrote:But in what universe does Gary qualify for a "Senior Special"????

    Ten years later I qualify for Senior and still believe/follow below from this thread.
    G Wiv wrote:I would much rather, and often do, spin the wheel on an unknown independent local place on the off chance it will be stellar, or at least an interesting experience, rather than playing it safe with a national chain I know will be mediocre at best.


    As an aside, In the ten years since posting I pass the IHOP/IHOb on Lincoln from the first post in this thread multiple times a week. I have never, once, ever, had the slightest inclination to stop for a meal.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #58 - June 11th, 2018, 7:50 pm
    Post #58 - June 11th, 2018, 7:50 pm Post #58 - June 11th, 2018, 7:50 pm
    G Wiv wrote:As an aside, In the ten years since posting I pass the IHOP/IHOb on Lincoln from the first post in this thread multiple times a week. I have never, once, ever, had the slightest inclination to stop for a meal.

    So, the addition of burgers isn't likely to sway you? :lol:

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #59 - June 11th, 2018, 7:52 pm
    Post #59 - June 11th, 2018, 7:52 pm Post #59 - June 11th, 2018, 7:52 pm
    I think the 'b' in IHOb is going to stand for bankruptcy!

    IHOP was a niche business that most thought of as breakfast fair which they have very little competition on a national level. Now they are competing with the over saturated fast-casual burger segment is a bad idea in my opinion.
  • Post #60 - June 11th, 2018, 7:59 pm
    Post #60 - June 11th, 2018, 7:59 pm Post #60 - June 11th, 2018, 7:59 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:So, the addition of burgers isn't likely to sway you? :lol:

    Doubtful. ;)

    Though, speaking of burgers, I had a great burger tonight. Simple, quick, inexpensive. Mariano's 80/20 ground beef, Martin's potato bun, salt/pepper pan fry to get a bit of crusty exterior. No pictures, pink juicy interior and I did not have to suppress an urge to pour IHOP blueberry pancake syrup on my burger.
    Last edited by G Wiv on June 11th, 2018, 9:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more