Monday, December 28, 2015

IHOP Store 406 - Sandy Springs - Atlanta Georgia

You can find this location of IHOP at 6120 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 just South of the intersection of Roswell Rd and Hilderbrand Dr. Traveling North on Roswell Rd from the perimeter, the IHOP is on your left past the shopping center anchored by Whole Foods.




IHOP has long been a favorite of mine, maybe due to not having any in my hometown. I first encountered IHOP (International House of Pancakes) while living in Florida and I must say that the locations there have much to be desired. When I tried my first in Atlanta (the location that used to be in Buckhead) I was quite surprised at how much better they are here than in Florida. The food just seems better and the service is quite a bit better. Also, the stores in Atlanta (at that time during the 80's) were newer and much cleaner than what I experienced further south.








This particular location is one of the few remaining that still has the iconic pinnacle roof - more like a modernist A-Frame than a restaurant and easy to spot from the street. This location is also one of the oldest in the South, the 6th to open and still in operation since 1966. Come inside and experience a hectic lunch or breakfast and you'll see some magic in how fast the food comes to your table. This location in particular has some of the best consistency of product that I've found at IHOP and yes, it will be busy and you'll probably have to wait. I try to come in a bit early for lunch and manage to get seated immediately.

My regular lunch group comes here occasionally as we try to accommodate the vegetarian in the bunch, Sidd, who doesn't eat meat but will eat eggs occasionally, making the local breakfast joints perfect for us. We tend to rotate through IHOP, Flying Biscuit and J. Christopher's, which are all within about a mile of each other in Sandy Springs.



Everything I've tried at this location has been quite good - I usually get the Chicken Fajita Omelet as it's my favorite menu item - with a side of the Harvest Grain and Nut pancakes. Add some warm maple syrup and you have quite a meal. Sid manages quite well with some scrambled eggs and some hash brown potatoes but has been known to eat a pancake or two.





The service here is quite good with quick servers who somehow manage to keep the orders straight, even with a bunch of "add this" or "sub that" - make sure you get the coffee as they leave a carafe on the table. All-in-all this is a terrific location that's quite busy - come try it and you'll see why.



-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
IHOP Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato