I ate the same meal at both IHOP and Denny’s, and the pancake-focused chain was better in every way
IHOP and Denny’s serve more or less the same menu: breakfast food.
I went to an IHOP and a Denny’s in New York City and ordered the same meal at both: a breakfast platter, an omelette, french toast, and a breakfast specialty.
IHOP’s food blew Denny’s offerings out of the water, with every single item tasting significantly better than its Denny’s counterpart.
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When it comes to diner-style breakfast food, there are two megachains that have been duking it out since what seems like the beginning of time.
Denny’s and IHOP have similar premises: affordable, all-American breakfast classics served with speed and reliability.
But which does it better?
To find out, I went to both Denny’s and IHOP and ordered very similar meals. I tried the pancakes, french toast, breakfast platters, omelettes, and breakfast specialties at both restaurants.
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A couple of thousand calories and some mild heartburn later, I had a clear answer.
It turns out IHOP is better than Denny’s in every single way. The competition isn’t even close.
See for yourself.
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I went to the Denny’s in Jackson Heights, Queens. The interior was lined with flat-screen TVs. A string of national flags hung from the ceiling.
The screens were playing a mix of sports and advertisements for Denny’s itself. I’m always put off by places that advertise their products at you when you’re already buying them.
In the IHOP in Lower Manhattan, the interior was much calmer, and it was definitely going for a coffee shop vibe.
The aesthetic was a lot more street-corner Starbucks than roadside diner.
At Denny’s, I ordered a …read more
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