By Mike Thayer
I did a bit of traveling through the Midwest recently and having some time for a sit-down breakfast, I ventured into an IHOP in Coralville, Iowa.
It's been awhile since I've eaten at an IHOP, in fact since I did a review of their Bacon Temptation Omelette, which was fantastic! Tempted to have that again (you see what I did there?....) I opted for their Country Omelette.
"What, an omelette instead of pancakes or waffles when dining at the International House of Pancakes?".... You say.
That's right, I'm not a big pancake or waffle kind of guy. I don't like sweet for breakfast, I have to go savory, eggs, meat and cheese fits the bill for me.
I was seated without wait after entering the establishment at about 9am. The restaurant wasn't busy as I took a seat but it wasn't empty either, with a sprinkling of folks enjoying their first meal of the day and a few more trickling in as I opened the menu. The waiter asked what I wanted to drink. "Coffee please," I replied and off he went to fill up that IHOP traditional tableside pot of java.
The waiter returned with the pot of coffee, took my Country Omelette order and I then proceeded to doctor up my cup of Joe with some cream and sugar. Shortly after stirring and enjoying a few slugs, my order arrived.
Here's the description from the IHOP website: Our delicious blend of ham, cheese, fresh onions and hash browns is topped off just right — with a dollop of sour cream. Then we serve your omelette with your choice of one delicious side: three buttermilk pancakes, hash browns, toast or fresh seasonal mixed fruit.
What a delicious breakfast! The omelette was perfectly prepared, the eggs were fluffy and I got the ham, cheese, fresh onion and hash brown in every bite. Just look at all that cheese! Dipped into that dollop of sour cream, every forkful of omelette was a dose of YUM! Ordered with a side of yes, more hash browns, the bill for my breakfast came to about $13. That's not exactly Bachelor on the Cheap friendly, but on this occasion, I'm OK with it. You just won't get something like this at a fast food joint. It's OK to splurge once in awhile. IHOP's Country Omelette was tasty, tasty, tasty!
The restaurant was clean, the service was friendly and fast, and most importantly the food was excellent!
IHOP gets 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars
Spend Wisely My Friends.....