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What Sauces Does IHOP Have? [The Complete List]

In the mood for IHOP? Perhaps craving their classic pancakes or maybe even a hearty omelette?

Whatever you’re hankering for, you’re probably wondering what sauces can elevate your dish to the next level.

Today, I’m here to guide you through all the currently available IHOP sauces, ensuring you make a choice that complements your meal perfectly. Order with assurance and savor every bite!

So, what sauces does IHOP have? IHOP offers thirteen sweet sauces (of which the fruit syrups are the most popular for pancakes), and nineteen savory sauces (where Buttermilk Ranch and Honey Mustard are standouts for burgers and sandwiches.

IHOP have got sauces down. They just know the best food/sauce pairings, and I love exploring new combinations from their menu.

It’s a shame you cannot buy sauces to take away.

But that’s how it goes.

Instead, let me provide you with a complete overview of the menu, and some insights into each sauce so you can help decide if it’s for you the next time you ‘hop’ down there.

Complete List of Sauces At IHOP

Sweet Sauces Savory Sauces
Old Fashioned Syrup Hollandaise Sauce
Butter Pecan Syrup Salsa
Blueberry Syrup Sour Cream
Strawberry Syrup White Cheese Sauce
Chocolate Syrup Poblano Queso
Vanilla Sauce Queso Sauce
Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce Hearty Gravy
Blueberry Topping Buttermilk Ranch
Cinnamon Roll Sauce Honey Mustard
Cream Cheese Icing IHOP Sauce
Cupcake Icing Marinara
Strawberry Glaze Balsamic Vinaigrette
Cheese Sauce (for Crepes) Mayo
BBQ Sauce
Beef Gravy
Turkey Gravy
Gravy (*may contain pork)
Cocktail Sauce
Tartar Sauce

Pancake Sauces

Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry Syrup at IHOP is a delightful blend of sweet and tangy, capturing the essence of fresh blueberries. It’s perfect for those who love a fruity touch to their pancakes. I’ve always enjoyed the burst of blueberry flavor it adds, making my mornings feel a bit brighter.

Blueberry Topping

The Blueberry Topping is more than just a syrup; it’s filled with chunks of real blueberries, giving a more authentic and textured experience. It’s like having a mini blueberry pie on your plate. This is one of my favorites when I’m in the mood for something a bit more substantial on my pancakes.

Butter Pecan Syrup

A rich and nutty delight, the Butter Pecan Syrup is for those who love a deep, buttery flavor with hints of roasted pecans. It’s a game-changer for waffles and pancakes alike. I often find myself reaching for this when I want a more indulgent breakfast experience.

Chocolate Syrup

For the chocoholics out there, IHOP’s Chocolate Syrup is a dream come true. It’s thick, rich, and adds a decadent touch to any dish. I remember the first time I drizzled it over my stack; it felt like dessert for breakfast!

Cinnamon Roll Sauce

This sauce is like having a cinnamon roll in liquid form. Sweet, spicy, and with that distinct cinnamon kick, it’s perfect for those cozy mornings. I can’t resist pairing this with a hot cup of coffee; it’s the ultimate comfort combo.

Cream Cheese Icing

Creamy and slightly tangy, the Cream Cheese Icing is a delightful contrast to the sweet pancakes. It reminds me of a classic cheesecake topping. Whenever I’m feeling fancy, this is my go-to choice.

Cupcake Icing

A sweet treat for the young and young-at-heart, the Cupcake Icing is like a childhood dream on a plate. It’s sweet, creamy, and makes your pancakes feel like a birthday treat. I always choose this when I’m looking to bring out my inner child.

Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce

Rich and luxurious, the Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce is a caramel lover’s dream. It has a deep caramel flavor with a hint of burnt sugar. This is hands down my favorite sauce at IHOP; it’s like drizzling liquid gold over your food.

Old Fashioned Syrup

The classic choice, Old Fashioned Syrup is a staple for a reason. It’s sweet, slightly sticky, and complements every dish. Whenever I’m feeling nostalgic, I go for this timeless option.

Strawberry Glaze

The Strawberry Glaze is a vibrant and fruity sauce filled with the essence of fresh strawberries. It’s a bit tangy, a bit sweet, and utterly delicious. Perfect for a sunny morning breakfast, it always reminds me of summer days.

Strawberry Syrup

Similar to the glaze but smoother, the Strawberry Syrup is a sweet delight. It’s like sipping on a strawberry field, making it a favorite for many. I often alternate between this and the blueberry syrup for a fruity twist.

Vanilla Sauce

Elegant and subtle, the Vanilla Sauce adds a gentle sweetness with a hint of aromatic vanilla. It’s a sophisticated choice for those who appreciate the finer things. Every time I have this, I’m reminded of the vanilla bean ice cream I had as a child.

Sauces for Belgian Waffles

Chocolate Syrup

What can be better than chocolate on a Belgian waffle. It’s a dream double sweet pairing.

IHOP Sauce

IHOP’s signature sauce is a delightful blend of mayo, ketchup, and mustard. It’s creamy with a hint of sweetness and a touch of spice.

While it might sound unconventional for waffles, the combination is surprisingly delightful.

I remember the first time I tried it; it was a revelation. It adds depth and richness to the waffles, making them even more irresistible.

Buttermilk Ranch

Buttermilk Ranch at IHOP is a creamy delight with a tangy twist. It’s not just for salads; drizzling it over Belgian waffles brings a savory balance to the dish’s sweetness.

I was skeptical at first, but after trying it, the combination became an unexpected favorite of mine.

It’s perfect for those days when you can’t decide between sweet and savory.

Sauces for Eggs Benedict

Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce is the quintessential companion for Eggs Benedict. It’s a creamy, buttery sauce with a slight tang from the lemon juice.

The richness of the sauce perfectly complements the poached egg and ham, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

Sauces for Omelettes


Salsa brings a vibrant and zesty touch to omelettes. Made with fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers, it adds a refreshing contrast to the warm and fluffy eggs.

Sour Cream

Sour Cream is a creamy and tangy delight that adds a cool contrast to the hot omelette. It’s perfect for those who love a mild and smooth topping.

Personally, I love the way it mellows out any spicy ingredients in the omelette, creating a balanced flavor profile.

White Cheese Sauce

White Cheese Sauce is a creamy and savory treat for cheese lovers. It’s rich and velvety, adding a layer of indulgence to any omelette.

Whenever I’m craving something cheesy, this is my top pick.

It feels like wrapping your omelette in a warm cheese blanket.

Hollandaise Sauce

While traditionally paired with Eggs Benedict, Hollandaise Sauce is also a delightful addition to omelettes. Its creamy and tangy profile enhances the flavors of the omelette fillings.

I’ve often experimented with this sauce on different omelette varieties, and it never disappoints.

It’s like giving your regular omelette a gourmet twist.

Sauces for Crepes

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce is a creamy and savory delight that adds a rich depth to crepes. Its smooth texture and cheesy flavor make it a favorite for those who prefer a savory twist to their crepes.

Sauces for IHOP Burritos & Bowls


Salsa is a vibrant mix of tomatoes, onions, and peppers, offering a fresh and zesty touch to burritos and bowls. Its tangy and spicy profile complements the hearty ingredients of the dishes.

Poblano Queso

Poblano Queso is a spicy cheese sauce with a kick from poblano peppers. It’s creamy with a hint of heat, making it perfect for those who love a bit of spice in their meal.

Every time I have this, it feels like a mini fiesta on my plate.

Queso Sauce

Queso Sauce is a creamy cheese sauce that adds a rich and velvety touch to burritos and bowls. It’s perfect for those who love a cheesy element in their dishes.

Hearty Gravy

Hearty Gravy is a thick and savory sauce that brings a comforting feel to the dishes. It’s perfect for adding a touch of homeliness to your meal.

Sauces for Apps & Salads


Salsa, with its fresh and tangy profile, is not only great for burritos and bowls but also adds a refreshing touch to appetizers and salads.

Sour Cream

Sour Cream offers a cool and tangy contrast, making it a versatile sauce for various dishes, from nachos to salads.

Buttermilk Ranch

Buttermilk Ranch is a creamy and tangy dressing that’s perfect for salads. Its rich flavor profile enhances the fresh ingredients of any salad.


Marinara is a tangy tomato-based sauce with hints of herbs. It’s especially delightful with mozzarella sticks, giving them a zesty dip.

I can’t resist the classic combination of crispy appetizers with this tangy dip.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette is a sweet and tangy dressing made from balsamic vinegar. It adds a sophisticated touch to salads, enhancing their fresh flavors.

Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard is a sweet and tangy sauce that’s perfect for both appetizers and salads. Its balanced flavor profile makes it a favorite for many.

Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese Icing is a sweet and tangy topping that’s perfect for adding a dessert-like touch to certain appetizers.

Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce

Dulce de Leche Caramel Sauce is a rich and sweet sauce with deep caramel notes. It’s perfect for drizzling over desserts or even some appetizers for a sweet twist.

Sauces for Burgers & Chicken Sandwiches & Melts


Mayo is the classic creamy and smooth sauce that adds a touch of richness to burgers, sandwiches, and melts.

Its subtle flavor complements the main ingredients without overpowering them.

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce brings a smoky and tangy flavor to the dishes.

Its deep and robust profile enhances the grilled elements of burgers and sandwiches, making them even more delectable.

IHOP Sauce

We’ve already touched upon this above, but let’s go over it again just in case you didn’t see it!

IHOP’s signature sauce is a delightful blend of mayo, ketchup, and mustard.

It’s creamy with a hint of sweetness and a touch of spice, making it a versatile choice for various dishes.

Buttermilk Ranch

Buttermilk Ranch is a creamy and tangy dressing that adds a refreshing touch to burgers and sandwiches.

It’s especially delightful when paired with crispy chicken sandwiches, offering a cool contrast.

Sauces for Entrées

Beef Gravy

Beef Gravy is a rich and savory sauce that adds depth to entrées.

It’s perfect for enhancing the flavors of beef dishes, making them even more hearty and comforting.

Turkey Gravy

Turkey Gravy is a smooth and flavorful sauce that complements turkey dishes.

Its savory profile brings out the best in turkey entrées.


This gravy is a thick and savory sauce that can contain hints of pork.

It’s a versatile choice that can be paired with various entrées, adding a touch of homeliness to the meal.

Sauces for IHOP Platters

Cocktail Sauce

Cocktail Sauce is a tangy and slightly spicy sauce that’s perfect for seafood platters.

Its zesty profile enhances the flavors of shrimp and other seafood items.

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce is a creamy sauce with hints of pickles and capers.

It’s the ideal companion for fried fish, offering a tangy contrast to the crispy exterior.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce is a sweet and tangy sauce that’s versatile enough for various platters.

Whether it’s chicken tenders or other appetizers, this sauce adds a delightful touch.

Buttermilk Ranch

Buttermilk Ranch, with its creamy and tangy profile, is a favorite for many.

It’s perfect for dipping various items from the platter, from crispy chicken to veggies.

IHOP Sauce

IHOP’s signature sauce is not just for burgers and sandwiches.

On platters, it offers a unique flavor combination that stands out, making it a must-try for those looking to experiment with flavors.

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