Basket Review No. 60: IHOP

Not to be unAmerican or anything, but I had never been to the International House of Pancakes prior to this late-night excursion.

Don’t judge me. This is my blog, I do the judging here.

I’m willing to give IHOP another chance, but due to a couple factors, including the quality of my meal, we’re off to a rough start.

These chicken strips tasted about as good as they looked. And they didn’t look good. The meat itself was poor quality and the final strip I consumed was rather chewy. They overall just had an odd flavor, almost like they were past expiration date or something.


The fries were fine. They were sufficiently salted and crispy enough on the outside, while still retaining some fluff in the core. The ranch was one of the poorer ranches I’ve tasted thus far. It had a bit of an odd flavor.

Overall, I’ll give IHOP’s chicken strip basket a 3.2. It was just a weak effort overall.

Earlier, I alluded to another factor contributing to this being a sub-par experience. That other factor was how LONG it took us to get seated.

The three of us (shoutout to Austin and Emma) went there after I was off work at about 11 p.m., so it wasn’t exactly busy by any measure. There were maybe three tables in the entire restaurant that were occupied. Well, we waited for probably 20 minutes before we were seated. It made no sense whatsoever.

The service beyond that was fine, but I’m not sure you deserved our business, IHOP. Be better next time.

More like the International House of Poorly Made Chicken Strips. Ha! Woo! 3.2.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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