There is a long wait every weekend. But the food & prices are well worth it. Bring cash though, no plastic. Friendly waitresses. I recommend the sourdough pancakes highly, or German pancakes, Buckwheat pancakes w/ honey or tropical syrup.
The prices are just ridiculous. They do not have any combos with their pancakes so we had to pay $4 for 4 slices of bacon! My husband's sourdough pancakes were average and the dutch baby I had looked interesting but also tasted average. My mom's banana nut pancakes was the only value since the portion was rather large. Would have rather had a combo instead of only pancakes. I never realized how fantastic IHOP was until I visited the Original Pancake House for the first and last time.
I would definitely pick this restaurant over IHOP any day. They have friendly service and the feel of mom's house. The food is delicious no corporate ideas, just a great breakfast for all. If it is your first visit order anything other than the plain pancakes. They now take plastic. I drive from Los Angeles just for breakfast and it is well worth the drive.