IHOP: More Than Just Pancakes

Digest On the Menu

April 3, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Don’t let the name fool you: International House of Pancakes or IHOP is much more than just your typical fluffy pancake joint. IHOP’s first Oahu location opened in 2006 at the Ohana Waikiki Malia Hotel, before opening subsequent locations in Kaneohe, Ala Moana, Pearl City and Hilo.

  • IHOP Kuhio server Celsy Hernandez shows off delicious entrees of the Steak and Shrimp Dinner ($14.95) and Chicken and Waffles ($8.99).
  • The Steak and Shrimp Dinner ($14.95) is a Chef's Dinner Favorite available on Fridays.
  • Chicken and Waffles ($8.99) features four golden chicken tenders served with honey-mustard dipping sauce and four waffle quarters with butter.
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According to IHOP Kuhio assistant manager Vinnie Espino, IHOP caters to all cravings, day or night. Whether diners are yearning for its famous buttermilk pancakes, omelettes, international crepes, French toast and waffles, or even lunch and dinner options, IHOP has got you covered.

“Some people may be surprised by our many lunch and dinner options,” Espino says. “We have a wide selection of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, chicken and more. Our Chef’s Dinner Favorites are very popular.”

Beefing Up the Menu

IHOP-Hawaii has many culinary options for customers to enjoy. But here’s a glimpse into this restaurant chain’s world — far beyond its delicious pancakes.

Beef Kabob Dinner ($10.95)

Available Tuesdays from 1 to 10 p.m., this Chef’s Dinner Favorite features eight-ounce beef tips, onion, mushroom, tomato and green pepper on a stick. Served with two scoops of rice.

Steak and Shrimp Dinner ($14.95)

Available Fridays from 1 p.m. to midnight, this Chef’s Dinner Favorite consists of an eight-ounce top sirloin, succulent pieces of Maui shrimp, corn, tartar sauce and lemon for seasoning, and two scoops of rice.

Chicken and Waffles ($8.99)

Four golden chicken tenders served with honey-mustard dipping sauce and four waffle quarters with butter. “The honey-mustard dipping sauce is very good when paired with the chicken,” Espino explains, also recommending that customers drizzle a bit of the old-fashioned maple syrup on their waffles as well.

IHOP Hawaii

  • Where
    • 2211 Kuhio Avenue (and other various locations)
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 921-2400
  • Hours
    • 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Sunday – Thursday
    • 6 a.m. – midnight
    • Fridays and Saturdays

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