There are many restaurants where you can get pancakes, waffles, and other breakfast foods.  So, what separates IHOP apart from the rest?  The three big ones are the unique (fancy?) pancakes they serve, the fact they serve break and lunch / dinner items at the same time, and the late hours.

The Augusta IHOP's location, and their (normally) late hours, makes the restaurant the perfect place to go after seeing a movie, going out for drinks, or seeing a show at the Augusta Civic Center.

Sadly, like many (most?) businesses these days, they are having issues finding the necessary staff.

Recently, we attempted to go out for a late-ish dinner.  We rolled into the parking lot at just after 7 PM to find the place dark.  Looking at the hours on the door, it said they would normally be open to 10 PM.  Then, we spotted a smaller sign that had the closing time at 8 PM.  We shrugged and got back in the car.

On the way to the kid's second choice (we let them pick the restaurant that night), we did a Google search for that location.  According to Google, the hours are now 7 AM to 3 PM daily.

During a call to that location this morning, a staffer confirmed that the restaurant was open 7 AM to 3 PM daily.  She explained that the regular hours would return once they had enough staff to do-so.

On the plus side, it does look like they are using their patio space.  There's nothing better than enjoying breakfast outside on a cool late summer morning.

So, if you're looking for work, stop into the Augusta IHOP.

And, if you're a regular customer, keep the new hours in mind and please tip your server a little extra.

Maine Bars & Restaurants W/ Patios & Decks

Who doesn't love enjoying a beer and a burger on a patio (or deck) on a warm summer night? Clearly, as we are still dealing with the pandemic, you may want to reach out to each of these establishments to make sure they have not made any temporary COVID-related changes to their business.

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.