Restaurant review: John Gilchrist tries IHOP

John Gilchrist reviews the new Calgary IHOP for CBC's Eyeopener.

Each spacious table in the iconic pancake house has four types of syrups

IHOP opened its first Calgary location in Shawnessy. (Torin Halsey/Associated Press)

IHOP, the famous U.S. chain of pancake houses, has set up shop in Calgary.

Restaurant reviewer John Gilchrist tried out the 54-year-old chain's first Calgary location at 70 Shawville Boulevard S.E. in Shawnessy.

He says that despite the lengthy menu, the chain's offerings provide a predictable, somewhat disappointing pancake and waffle experience.

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