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16 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
+1 617-354-0999
07:00 - 04:00
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Ames, IA
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I ate here because it was not crowded around lunch. I visited with a friend. We started to talk around noon. When I looked at my watch again it was 4pm. So, the restaurant gets points for being a good place to talk.

1 Thank Elosofamoso
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Perhaps the cleanest IHOP I have visited in a very long time. The staff very friendly and extremely efficient.

1 Thank iamamsterdam
Garden City, New York
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Iin a hurry to make an early appointment at Harvard U, I opted for a quick take out breakfast, which I brought back to the hotel room, so my daughter could sleep in a bit more. She normally loves IHOP's pancakes! When I entered the restaurant there was a strong smell of natural gas. Glad I was NOT staying to... More 

Thank Carolsings
Jacksonville, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped in here one morning in August on the way to the Harvard Art Museum. It was late morning between the breakfast and lunch crowds so it wasn't busy. We were greeted and seated immediately, orders taken and delivered promptly, and the food was perfect. My husband likes well-done omelets, well-done bacon, and crispy, not greasy hash browns. His... More 

1 Thank kcoghlan
Brush Prairie, Washington
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I am not expecting the highest end breakfast when stopping at an IHOP, but the cook at this location needs to find another line of work. My omelet was not warm enough to melt the cheese, and it was devoid of flavor. I guess I should have known better, and just stuck with the pancakes. The service was passable, but... More 

1 Thank Kirk J
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Worst experience at an IHop, or possibly any breakfast place, ever. Dirty, slow service, disappointing food. Never again. There are so many lovely restaurants in Cambridge. Go somewhere else.

Thank marie b
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We dropped by IHOP a few times during our stay in Boston. Service was ok, not that bad or great. However, they sort of inconsistent in terms of using tableware for our food.

Thank Sara N
Concord, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Had a combo with two scrambled eggs, two turkey sausage links, hash browns and eight pancakes! Pancakes were served two at a time and were all you can eat. They're fluffy and a good size, not too big and not too small. Wonderful waiter named Pankaj. I realized AFTER leaving that they should name the place International House of Pankaj... More 

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I generally avoid IHOPs but decided to have a late breakfast on a rainy day. The food was better than expected and so was coffee. The service was very good.

Thank Aleck A
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I look forward to going to this eating place when I go to Boston. I have fond memories of a time when this was the only place where I ate a good meal. this was because I had been rather unwell most of the time and couldn't face food. Here I found I could eat - possibly because I was... More 

Thank Celia387

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-0999

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?