IHOP Review - Scary Face and Pumpkin Pancakes

With the fall season, IHOP restaurants across the county have added to their menus. As I went into IHOP the other day it was decked out for Halloween. Cobwebs and spiders covered the pictures on the walls, along with friendly pumpkins on display.  The wait wasn't long to be seated.  I glanced through the menu, but what caught my eye was the picture of the Scary Face pancake.

Splashberry drink at IHOP

It's probably not everyday that an adult orders the Scary Face pancake with no kids at their table.  My waiter just smiled and said okay.  As I waited for my meal my waiter brought me the Splashberry drink I ordered. At first sip I tasted mostly the strawberries at the bottom of the drink. As I gently stirred up the drink, lemon-lime soda and orange juice flavors began to creep in until it was like a fruit medley in my mouth.

At last the Scary Face pancake arrived. The plate size buttermilk pancake looked and smelled delicious. With oreo's stuck on whip cream for eyes, a strawberry nose, and candy corn  on whip cream for the mouth and teeth, I wondered how it would taste.

Scary Face Pancake at IHOP

I've had pancakes with chocolate chips, blueberries, and more, but never oreo's and candy corn.  As I took a bite of one of the eyes on the Scary Face pancake the taste was delicious.  The candy corn I thought may have been too much sugar, but I was pleasantly surprised. The face got scarier as I slowly carved through the pancake and poured red strawberry syrup over it.  It was delicious to the very last bite.

For those looking for a safe place to eat out on Halloween, IHOP is the place to go.  Kids 12 years and under get a free Scary Face pancake on October 31st!  When you order a Scary Face pancake for kids 12 and under, the kids will get a chance to make it into as scary, or as funny, a face as they want. The Scary Face pancake comes with a strawberry nose and  delicious decorations to let your imagination run wild!

Even though the Scary Face pancake is here for a short time. The pumpkin pancakes are here for the season. The pumpkin pancakes go great with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa or coffee. Though I was full from my pancake I ordered some pumpkin pancakes to go.  They smelled so good, like fresh pumpkin pie, it was hard not to take a bite.  The next morning they tasted just as delicious as they smelled the night before.   

There's not much time left to enjoy the Scary Face pancake, so hurry in to the nearest IHOP to get yours today.


International House of Pancakes, LLC has been around for 55 years, and is a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining.  They have 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. They also have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items at an affordable price, with warm and friendly service.  For more information visit IHOP online, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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