IHOP will be opening on Route 58 later than it originally anticipated, but it will be opening.
Architects for the pancake house and family restaurant have filed a building permit application with the Riverhead Town building department, building inspector Brad Hammond confirmed today. The application was filed late last month.
A spokesperson at the company’s corporate headquarters said yesterday the franchisee currently plans a mid-July opening.
An IHOP spokesperson said in November a March opening was anticipated. The company spokesperson said she had no information on the cause of the delay.
IHOP is a multinational chain restaurant that is most popular for its breakfast dishes, which are served all day long. Short for “International House of Pancakes,” IHOP’s menu features items that range from the sweet – pancakes, crepes, waffles and french toast that come with flavors like caramel, red velvet, cupcake and cheesecake – to the savory, like omelettes full of steak, bacon or even cheeseburger. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner alongside its breakfast dishes.
The Riverhead restaurant, which will seat approximately 200 guests will be the chain’s eastern-most location on Long Island, with its next closest restaurant located in Port Jefferson.
The site at 1490 Old Country Road has been home to two other restaurant chains, including Joe’s Crab Shack, which closed in September 2016, and Boulder Creek Steak House.
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