A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of classic American fare and drinks at IHOP Restaurant on West Genesee Street.
Sky-high stacks of pancakes, super-stuffed omelettes, and lunch and dinner savories fill IHOP's mile-long menu. To ensure all your breakfast dreams come true at any meal, opt for eggs benedict ($8.99) or stuffed french toast ($7.49), or have it all with the Split Decision breakfast ($8.49), in which pairs of eggs, bacon, sausage links, french toast, and pancakes fill empty torso trunks and brunch arks. For a heartier meal, gobble down an 8-ounce country-fried beef steak smothered in gravy and served alongside eggs, hash browns, and buttermilk pancakes for breakfast ($8.99) or have it dressed up for dinner with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli ($9.99). IHOP also offers a bonanza of fresh salads ($3.99–$8.99), burgers ($3.99–$8.99), and entrees.
Health-conscious patrons can choose from a bundle of Simple and Fit menu items weighing in at fewer than 600 calories each, such as the 490-calorie whole-wheat french-toast combo covered with fresh banana slices and served with scrambled-eggs substitute and two strips of turkey bacon ($7.49).
IHOPs do well by hungry pancake lovers and do good by the rest of the world. IHOP's National Pancake Day has raised more than $5 million for Children's Miracle Network and other local charities, with many branches participating in the Toys for Tots toy drive during the holiday season.