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IHOP Quietly Opens to 'Work Out the Kinks'

The IHOP in Edgewater opened Tuesday morning, but hasn't been advertising much as the business slowly "works out the kinks."

opened its doors quietly Tuesday morning without any formal declaration to the public.

The new IHOP, located off Solomons Island Road in the Lee Airpark shopping center, is open and ready for business, but isn't advertising that fact in order to slowly "work out the kinks" before the place gets too busy.

A greeter at the IHOP told Patch the business is open Sunday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. 

The "quiet opening" will help the staff address any operational problems that accompany opening a new location, the IHOP greeter said. IHOP will soon have miniature menus that include its dishes and phone number so the community can become better acquainted with the breakfast chain, she said. 

Local resident Lenny Archambeault visited the IHOP Tuesday and said there were about 50 other people inside when he sat down.

It appeared the slow opening was a good idea, as Archambeault said the server got his order wrong the first time around. However, the food was very good, he said.

Patch called Venture Construction Co., the IHOP building's developers, to learn when they might host a grand opening, but a project manager was unavailable. 

Will you be heading over to IHOP now that it's open? Tell me in the comments.

Myrtle Benjamin September 06, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I meant I Hop Food.
Brook & Sandi Brookshire September 06, 2012 at 09:55 AM
Welcome! Our family had "breakfast" dinner after our back to school night on the day of your quiet opening. Everyone was pleasant, attentive, and more than eager to serve our community. Best wishes!
Florence Ingram September 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Four of us went to dinner last night at our new Ihop. Beautiful inside, food was great, we had a very nice, polite, helpful waitress named Meagan. Welcome to the neighborhood Ihop!
Sue Crandall September 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Finally an alternative to Friendly's. I have been going to IHop since my teenage years in Jersey. Love it, especially the coffee!
caroljjahnigen January 09, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Ate at this restaurant about ten times. Can't poach an egg or serve all the items in order at the same time. Seven out the ten, eggs were served without pancakes or eggs came but not the meat. Once or twice my order was served but not my husbands or visa versa. Speaking with the manager had no lasting effect. We've decided not to eat there.

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