IHOP is always simmering with enthusiasm and busyness. This place is always busy and you often can't hear yourself think. The food is good - usually - but I've had some meals that were less than average. The staff are always friendly and enthusiastic. I always try to sit closer to the door as it's just too busy and noisey for me. We try to get in before lunch as its impossible to get a good seat otherwise and you can be kept waiting a long time once they get really busy. The coffee carafe I've noticed is now only half full. The food isn't always consistant.....I've had excellent steaks and one that I wouldn't give to my dog as it was tough.