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International House Of Pancakes, 1031 Assembly Street: March 2020   4 comments

Posted at 12:57 am in closing














Well, here's another casualty of COVID-19.

ColaDaily reports that both the Assembly Street and Lexington IHOPs will not be reopening after closing for the crisis.

This site last featured here when the old classic-look store was torn down and rebuilt in 2013. I confess that I had given up on this location well before the closure in March. I have always appreciated IHOP as a good late-night place for comfort food, and I really like the Harvest Grain & Nut Pancakes. However, it seemed to me that every time I went here after the rebuild, I had some kind of issue. Either I couldn't get seated, or couldn't get waited on, or couldn't get anyone to take my money on the way out. Then there was the time the restaurant was full and apparently only one one kitchen staffer had shown up. I have had much better luck on Two Notch, but they are not open late, so my midnight runs seem to end up at Applebee's these days (well, "these days" before the current unpleasantness).

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

Written by ted on June 24th, 2020

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  1. It's karma. They should have left the old chalet style building.

    Dan R

    24 Jun 20 at 10:08 am

  2. I just read that IHOP is replacing their 12 page menu to 2 pages. It is a one-use item to protect customers and employees from the virus.

    Joe Shlabotnik

    25 Jun 20 at 3:58 am

  3. I went here to eat with my roommate a couple of times before COVID-19, and I have to agree with other people on here— it either took us forever to be seated or waited on. I’m still surprised to see it go since it’s in a busy area, but I’m also not surprised because of COVID and the service.


    6 Jul 20 at 11:20 pm

  4. Double whammy here for me. 1) That they remodeled! Gah! 2) That they've closed. Where are drunk college kids supposed to gather at 3 AM to drink coffee and spout philosophies?

    I only ever went here (2001-2007ish?) randomly in the middle of the night, so I can't speak to recent service, but surely this closure is doing today's kids a disservice. Can't argue with the karma comment re: the old chalet style.


    23 Sep 20 at 11:16 pm

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