Okay, so one of my guilty little secrets is that I very much enjoy some chain restaurants. I know, it's awful. One of them is IHOP.
When I heard that an IHOP was opening on Walnut Street, between 13th and Broad, I was skeptical (aren't I always?). But I finally went this weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised. The waitstaff was pleasant and the restaurant was super-clean. I know these are things one would expect at a restaurant, but with a chain restaurant in the city...it's not usually the case.
They are, of course, stroller friendly, have high chairs, changing tables in the rest room. There are two versions of the kid's menu: one in the regular menu that's given to adults and one on a coloring sheet given to kids with crayons. On the latter are several (relatively) healthy options for kids, which I was happy to see.
So, it's no specialty breakfast place. But it's good and kids are expected.