Richmond branch of the IHOP franchise.
I came here for some breakfast at the noon hour. Hey, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, irregardless of the time of day you have it. It took a little while to be seated though my waitress looked more huried than she led on. I quickly ordered my breakfast sampler only to sit and wait for my reheated delight. Nicely cooked easy over eggs but my meats tasted like it sat on the plate a while, while those hash browns merely filled up the remainder of the empty space in my belly.
Service was slow and a bit unprepared, though the waitress was nice enough. I wouldn't spend too much time looking around as there is little to take in.
You can easily find better elsewhere, but if you've already committed yourself to eating here, it's passable.
In LA, we used to go to IHOP. Food was OK and satisfying enough. So we went to IHOP in Richmond. Expecting it would just be the same as IHOP in California, it turned out to be false, to my surprise.
The interior of LA IHOP seems less cheesy looking than the Richmond location. Service is always better in the States. The service in Richmond store is nothing to praise about.
They are very petty and pathetic. Dinner portion is really small. You would think chain restaurants order their ingredients in large quantity, so they can get cheaper wholesale price and their food will be priced inexpensively. There's no reason for them to be cheap on portion right? Well, this IHOP proves you wrong. They just try to gip you as much as they can. I don't know if IHOP America even knows how IHOP in Richmond just butchered their brand. I wonder they come here to check if local stores follow certain guidelines or they just sell franchise to these cheapos and let these losers do whatever they want?
People go to IHOP for satisfying meals. It's NOT a fancy or cute place for you to sit comfortably. If the price is not right, you would spend your money somewhere else. For same amount of money you can definitely find many restaurants with better decor and more food. That just makes it harder to return to a shabby and stingy IHOP.
Hi DineHere users,
Just to let you know where I am coming from, I've lived in Richmond for over 25 years and I've been at this restaurant a total of 10 times over the course of 5 years. I tried to submit a review on the IHOP official site, but there was a bug with the submission form and I was unable to inform them of the poor service my girlfriend and I received last Sunday.
We came in for brunch on Sunday, September 7th at 11 AM. The front of the house was kind and seated both of us promptly. I ordered the 2x2x2 (Which is 2 eggs, 2 sausage, 2 buttermilk pancakes) and my girlfriend had a steak omelette. Our food came within a reasonable time. However, when I asked for extra whipped cream for my girlfriend's pancakes, our server said "Why not just use the butter on yours"? We didn't ask for our bill yet because we were still eating, and our server plopped down our check and walked away hastily. She was about 5 metres away when I was trying to ask her for take out containers. I don't want to name names, but my server's name started with a "M".
The food has not changed: it was barely edible and the reason I did not complain is because the quality of the food is consistent with how it was 5 years ago, with the exception of the pancakes. The buttermilk pancakes were dry and spongy, and soaked up the maple syrup like a sponge. My eggs and sausage were luke-warm and did not taste fresh. I expect a little more quality if I am paying 8.99 for a simple breakfast.
The ambiance is alright, and probably the only thing I have nothing negative to say about. The tables were clean and they changed the syrup holders so they are more spill-proof.
This place has its work cut out for them if they are going to compete with other local family restaurants like ABC Country Restaurant and Cora's, both which I would highly recommend over this place.
After giving this place multiple tries, I think I'm confident in saying I'll never come back to this location again. I know IHOPs vary by place, but as far as the Richmond one goes I'm done with it.
we were there a group of 8 last friday. the service was alright. the food in the menu looked and sounded quite lovely. i ordered the bbq chicken, based on the description and picture in the menu. food arrived shortly. the chicken breast was sliced in half, so instead of a full chicken breast, i had a thin layer of breast, which appears to have been prepared from frozen meat, only microwaved probably, it was rubbery, no sign of bbq'ing at all. only covered in bbq sauce. around it, some veggies that i was sure came from a frozen bag that you buy at the store. the portion was quite small, and tasted terribly. i was not impressed at all and will not be going there, or to any IHOPs for lunch or dinner. breakfast is the only decent think at IHOP, if that has not changed since i was there last for breakfast. i don't recommend this place for lunch or dinner...
why straight solids?
with breaky you do it right or not, simple.
My fav the multiple syrups
love this place, when i am awake for breaky
You get what you'd expect nothing great nothing bad. If their busy you get a quick serve, if slow, you can chat. hey it is what it is.