Kids Eat Free and the Limited-Time The Elf on the Shelf Menu at IHOP

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is only a few days away.   For many households that means a merry little elf will once again be creating mischief, magic, and wonder while reporting back to Santa Claus at the North Pole. Well, those adventurous Scout Elves have taken over the IHOP kitchen to create some yummy goodies and a special limited-time The Elf on the Shelf Menu!  From now through January 1, 2020, get in a festive mood and enjoy yummy green Jolly Cakes, Oh What Funnel Cakes, a Holiday Ham and Sausage Omelette, Merry Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, or a Little Elves Combo.  Can you say delicious? 

We were so anxious to taste the magic the Scout Elves created so we headed over the river and through the woods to IHOP.   We couldn't decide which special menu items to try so between the five of us, we tried them all!  The red and green colors incorporated in each menu item put us right in the holiday spirit.  

  • Jolly Cakes are fluffy, green pancakes topped with delicious, sweet cream cheese icing, whipped topping, and shimmery sprinkles that resemble tiny elf-sized ornaments.  The icing is sweet so if that's not your thing, I'd ask for no icing.  I loved it and ate it as is with no syrup.  
  • Oh What Funnel Cakes: My boys were so excited to have the golden, crispy funnel cake, lightly dusted with powdered sugar for dinner!  They are also topped with glazed strawberries, whipped topping, and those cute little shimmery sprinkles. 
  • Holiday Ham and Sausage Omelette: If you are looking for something a little less sweet, I recommend the Holiday Ham and Sausage Omelette.  It was packed full of ham, sausage, red and green fire-roasted peppers and onions, hashbrowns, and Jack and Cheddar cheese in nice fluffy eggs then topped with even more ingredients.  They are also served with pancakes. 
  • Merry Marshmallow Hot Chocolate: After our meal, we all enjoyed the rich hot chocolate that is flavored with toasted marshmallow syrup and topped with more of that super yummy whipped cream and shimmery elf sprinkles.  It was the perfect "dessert" that warmed us up before going back out in the chilly weather.  

We ordered the Little Elves Como meals and also enjoyed scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, and bacon.  


Parents, get an extra special treat when you visit IHOP this holiday season.  From now through January 1, 2020, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult entree when they eat from the kids menu, including the special The Elf on the Shelf menu, every day from 4 pm to 10 pm.  


Celebrate the return of your The Elf on the Shelf elf with the world's largest Welcome Back Breakfast at IHOP from Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st and your kids will receive a special Elf-themed activity sheet along with their meal at our participating Wilkes-Barre IHOP. 

Be sure to head to IHOP before the special The Elf on the Shelp menu items are gone.  They will only be available until January 1, 2020.  And be good for pancake sake! 

*Our dinner experience with IHOP's The Elf on the Shelf menu was a sponsored event.  I received credit and was compensated for writing the review.  All opinions are true and my own.