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Support this business with a RISK-FREE purchase. If you're unable to use your local Groupon, you can trade it in for use toward any of our other great local businesses - until you either view the voucher or it expires.

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World famous pancakes and other breakfast foods are served at over 1,650 locations in the United States

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Queen
4 ratings1 reviews
June 22, 2020
I love Edgewood Rd, Cedar Rapids location. God ALWAYS HOT. Bre is always there and ready to assist!
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AshleyTOP REVIEWER
6 ratings6 reviews
June 21, 2020
Great as always!
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Charlotte
1 ratings1 reviews
June 13, 2020
Thank you!
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Melissa
5 ratings2 reviews
June 9, 2020
Always friendly and have good food
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RussTOP REVIEWER
16 ratings5 reviews
June 19, 2020
Our waitress heated our cups up with water before pouring our coffee. It was so nice to have HOT coffee. Our meal is always fresh, hot, & the eggs are cooked perfectly over easy. Blueberry pancakes are pretty tasty and generous servings.
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Rhonda
2 ratings1 reviews
June 7, 2020
Service and food was great
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Nate
14 ratings3 reviews
June 8, 2020
Best service in Cedar Rapids. Great folks.
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Mellisa
3 ratings2 reviews
June 8, 2020
The waitress was very sweet!!! Things are crazy now and she did awesome with all of the changes!!! Food was hot and delicious as always!!!
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What You'll Get

  • $16 Value Toward Meal

Belgian Waffles: More to Brussels than Sprouts

A big, fluffy star of the breakfast menu is the belgian waffle. Learn how it rose so high with Groupon’s look at its history and recipe.

The thick belgian waffle’s especially deep divots frequently hold butter, syrup, or whipped cream, but when they first debuted they were covered in nothing but strawberries. Waffles weren’t anything new to Belgian diners when chef Walter Cleyman brought his thick, fluffy variety to the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958, yet his recipe—which he called Brussels waffles—became a hit. In 1962, he brought them to the Seattle World’s Fair, where he sold more than 500,000, licensed the recipe to a local restaurant, and helped start a craze that finally took people’s minds off the Hokey Pokey.

Previous schools of waffle-making often simply poured pancake batter into a waffle iron. What set Cleyman’s waffles apart from the pack was the addition of beaten egg whites, which added fluffiness, plus yeast to make them rise and add an extra tang from the fermentation. In Belgium, they’re still huge and still called Brussels waffles. Meanwhile, US breakfasters call them belgian waffles, although the recipe has evolved over time and boasts a number of variants.

The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company’s colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001. Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

IHOP

Restaurant, American, Diner