IHOP, aka International House of Pancakes in Miami

Since I was a little beast, I would go to IHOP on special occasions with my family. My earliest recollection of a family vacation contains us eating at an IHOP and having a Patty Melt for breakfast for fear of getting a stomach ache if I ate eggs and pancakes (still a bad combo for me to this day).

Patty Melt from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Patty MeltR.I.P.
Pancake Stack from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Pancake Stack

My burgers for breakfast trend started back then in Kissimmee and continues to this day when I go to Cracker Barrel. There was also a five-year period where I would take my grandfather to IHOP on Thursday mornings so he could have breakfast.

His go-to was the International Omelette with salsa all over it; I don’t even think it’s on the menu any longer. I always ate the Country Omelette with ham, cheese, onions, hash browns, and a dollop of sour cream… that’s right, I said it, a dollop.

At some point, I got tired of the Country Omelette. I switched to the Monster Cheeseburger with two burger patties and slices of American and provolone cheeses on a Romano parmesan bun.

IHOP on LeJeune in Miami, Florida
IHOP on LeJeune in Miami, Florida

Back at IHOP with the Burger Beast Crew

So I was at the IHOP on LeJeune near the Miami International Airport a few nights ago with a crew that included MarcelaJohn, and Juan. As usual, I got the Monster Cheeseburger, which never disappoints me. But to be clear, my expectation level at places like IHOP and Denny’s when it comes to burgers isn’t the same as from a fresh beef establishment.

Ham & Cheese Omelet from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Country Omelette – R.I.P.

Now, when John ordered the Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger with a single burger patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, and an egg cooked to your liking on a Romano parmesan bun, I was a bit jealous.

I wanted to order that, but I can’t resist a double cheeseburger. John seemed to enjoy it, especially since he asked them to ensure the egg was runny. 

Appetizer Platter from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Appetizer Platter

IHOP is hit-and-miss to me, but it all depends on the location you visit. I’ve always felt that if you went to an IHOP after dinner, you would be asking to run across people similar to characters from a David Lynch film (excluding Special Agent Dale Cooper, who everyone loves).

I mean, where do these people hide during the day? And when you recall the previous night’s events, they seem to take place in slow motion or black & white, which might not make too bad of a photo book or an Anton Corbijn video.

IHOPInternational House of Pancakes
285 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami, FL
(305) 643-1210

Website – https://www.ihop.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ihop

Monday OPEN 24 HOURS
Tuesday OPEN 24 HOURS
Wednesday OPEN 24 HOURS
Thursday OPEN 24 HOURS
Friday OPEN 24 HOURS
Saturday OPEN 24 HOURS
Sunday OPEN 24 HOURS

IHOP becomes IHOb, Well Kinda

IHOB Burger Menu Front from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
IHOb Burger Menu Front

June 10th, 2018 – It’s not exactly what you think, I think. Last week, IHOP announced via Twitter that they were changing their name to IHOb.

The official name reveal will happen on Monday, June 11th. I did a little research and saw that it appeared the “b” is for burgers.

IHOB Burger Menu from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
IHOb Burger Menu

I drove out to an IHOP on Saturday and confirmed that Ultimate Steakburgers are now on the menu. I ordered the Mega Monster Steakburger, and they forgot to add the “signature IHOP sauce.”

Mega Monster Steakhouse from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Mega Monster Steakhouse
Classic Steakburger from IHOP in Mimi, Florida
Classic Steakburger

The new burger is an upgrade to the previous beef patty they used. Breakfast and pancake fans need not worry; the menu is still breakfast-heavy.

Plus, they added potato pancakes, which, unfortunately, they were out of.

P.S.: I highly doubt they will change their name after 60 years.

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