Denny’s New Menu for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Last year we brought you an exclusive first look at Denny’s new menu featuring items inspired by The Hobbit movie.  Launching nationwide tomorrow at Denny’s is the new menu for the next installment in the trilogy… “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, hitting theaters December 13th.  The menu will consist of some returning items like Hobbit Hole Breakfast (my favorite) and some interesting new items like Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes.  The menu will be available all day with prices starting at $5.99; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

Denny's Hobbit Menu SmaugKeep reading for a giveaway with the opportunity to win a Denny’s/The Hobbit gold coin which comes with a 20% off entire guest check coupon.  This exclusive piece of film memorabilia isn’t available for purchase.  Here’s a closer look at the menu with some newcomers and returning favorites: Build Your Own Hobbit Slam: Try our three NEW Hobbit-inspired additions along with all of your regular Build Your Own Grand Slam favorites.  Pick any FOUR items and experience Middle-earth your way.  $6.59

BYO Hobbit Slam Denny's

  • Honey Cake French Toast: A thick slice of honey cake French toast griddled golden brown and drizzled with honey.  Premium item, add 49 cents for each
  • Hearty Breakfast Sausage:  Our hearty breakfast sausage is grilled to perfection.  Premium item, add 49 cents for each
  • Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes: Two sweet potato pancakes filled with glazed pecans and drizzled with a cinnamon sauce.  Premium item, add 49 cents for each

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes HobbitBilbo’s Breakfast Feast: A Slice of honey cake French toast drizzled with honey, two eggs scrambled with Cheddar cheese, fresh spinach and mushrooms, a hearty breakfast sausage and crispy hash browns. $7.99

Bilbo's Breakfast FeastSmaug’s Fire Burger: A hand-pressed beef patty seasoned with our 7-pepper blend. Served on a grilled Cheddar bun with our special X-sauce, Jalapeno Bottle Caps, melted Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.  $8.49

Smaug's Fire BurgerBowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee:  Enjoy a cup of BOLD Signature Diner Roast blended with flavors of pumpkin pie and cream.  Topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.  $2.59

Bowman's Brew Pumpkin Coffee Denny'sBard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake:  We blend pumpkin pie with premium vanilla ice cream to create one incredibly thick, creamy milk shake.  Topped with a dollop of whipped cream and caramel sauce.  $3.79

Bard's Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Denny'sFor the run of the promotion, the classic Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie will be dubbed Elven Woodland Pies and are priced at $2.00 a slice.  Some returning items from last the original menu from the first movie: Hobbit Hole Breakfast, Red Velvet Pancake Puppies, Dwarves’ Turkey & Dressing Dinner.  The Hobbit Hole Breakfast is priced at $6.99 and consists of two eggs fried right into the center of grilled Cheddar bun halves.  Served with two slices of bacon and crispy hash browns with melted shredded Cheddar cheese and bacon.

Hobbit Hole BreakfastThe Dwarves’ Turkey & Dressing Dinner will set you back $8.99 and includes sliced turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and served with your choice of two sides and dinner bread.

Dennys Hobbit Smaug MenuCurious about trying any of the menu?  I’ve got some memorabilia to unload in the form of The Hobbit/Denny’s gold coins.  I was going to just jump into the pile of coins like Bilbo, but I only received a handful… so they are officially up for grabs.  Attached to each is a coupon good for 20% off your entire check.  Leave a comment on this post with your Denny’s order and I’ll draw some winners.  Good luck!

Hobbit Gold Coins Denny's

117 comments on “Denny’s New Menu for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

  1. I’d love to try the Sweet Potato Pecan pancakes (I saw the picture on twitter and that’s what drew me in to this post! Looks good!).

    • Perry says:

      They had them last year and they were actually pretty good. If you can’t finish them at the restaurant, take them home and put them in the fridge and eat em cold, they’re pretty dang good!

  2. Eric says:

    I never got a chance to try it last time they had it, so I’d go with the Hobbit Hole Breakfast and a side of Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes. I might have to go back and try that Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast though if the first trip impresses me.

  3. Kaylin says:

    I would order one of those breakfasts with the honey cake French toast

  4. Curtis says:

    One order of Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes and one Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake, please. Thanks.

  5. Ande says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast sounds delicious! Plus I really want to try those honey cake French toast.

  6. Justin says:

    The brownie pretzel ice cream sunday I had at Denny’s once is one of the greatest things I’ve ever put in my mouth.

  7. Mike says:

    YES, the Hobbit hole breakfast is back. I will definitely have to make a trip to Denny’s soon. Love the way the egg breaks inside the cheese bun. It was great before and I was hoping it would make it onto the regular menu. Thanks

  8. BigBelly says:

    I’d give Smaug’s Fire Burger a try, I just gotta know what “x-sauce” is LOL

    I find the breakfast prices confusing, is Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast $7.99 + .49 +.49 for a total of 8.97 (because of two premium items)???
    or, if a regular “pick four” is 6.59, and I upgrade it with Honey Cake French Toast and Hearty Breakfast Sausage wouldn’t it only be $7.57?

  9. CB says:

    I would love to try the fire burger! Haven’t been to Denny’s in years.

  10. Kayla says:

    I typically just go with a fried cheese melt meal, but I’d love to try the honey cake french toast and the sweet potato pecan pancakes!

  11. Michael says:

    I would get the Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast and a Pumpkin Coffee… mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  12. Brent says:

    The Hobbit Hole for me, please. I loved that thing last time.

  13. Stephen M. says:

    I’ve never seen The Hobbit, but these look tasty. I’m down.

  14. Lex says:

    The Hobbit Hole Breakfast with a nice cup of Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee….yummmmm!

  15. Jon says:

    The Hobbit Hole Breakfast sounds like a winner to me. Closest Denny’s is about 30 miles away, but I do love their breakfast when I get the chance to stop.

    The milkshake is also intriguing even though I don’t usually do ice cream in general. If I win I’ll definitely try both. 😀

  16. Lisa says:

    Woot woot! My birthday is this weekend! Well technically Monday , but I’m celebrating Sunday! And I know where I’m going for my birthday breakfast! Those sweet potato pancakes and pumpkin pie shake are callin my name! But I’m going to have to make more than one trip because I didn’t try the hobbit hole bfast last year and I also want the honey cake French toast!

  17. Pauli says:

    My family always goes out for Thanksgiving (hence no yummy leftovers!) so I’m thinking the Dwarve’s turkey dinner and Bard’s pumpkin pie shake just might be my Black Friday dinner plans this year.

  18. Bunny says:

    I want to try the french toast and the pancakes. I think It has been at least 15 years since I last went to a Denny’s.

  19. Axel says:

    The Fire Burger sounds good.

  20. Jordan says:

    I’ll have two orders of the Sweet potato pecan pancakes please!

  21. i need that pumpkin pie shake now!

  22. Herbert says:

    Smaug’s Fire Burger looks good. I haven’t been to Dennny’s in a few years and I always liked the burger. I must find out what X-Sauce is.

  23. Chris says:

    Yes, yes, & yes. Second breakfast, I’ll have to think on.

  24. Kate says:

    I’d definitely try the hobbit hole breakfast just for the eggs cooked into cheese buns with a side of honey cake french toast and I’d find someone to split the pumpkin pie milkshake with

  25. Helldog says:

    I’d be down for that burger. I love burgers, you see, as well as heat. That sounds right up my alley.

  26. Bailey says:

    No Lonely Mountain Treasure?! Devastated!

  27. mat in the hatt says:

    back in the day they had a chicken parm sandwich that was the bomb. now I would try that burger

  28. Ryan says:

    I ate soooooo much Denny’s last time trying to get all the trading cards. I’m a bit dissappointed the seed cake french toast didn’t make a comeback, but the honey cake french toast sounds delicious!

  29. Ric says:

    The burger looks great, and those sweet potato cinnamon pecan pancakes do too!

  30. Michael says:

    Hobbit Hole Breakfast with a Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake please…omnomnom!

  31. Dana says:

    I went to Denny’s before the premiere of An Unexpected Journey last year, sat and re-read my copy of the book, and had the Hobbit Hole Breakfast. It was so good! I think I have to try something different to start with this year, though, so I think I might do the Dwarves’ turkey and dressing dinner with some honey cake french toast for dessert. I can’t wait! Maybe I’ll bring the first Lord of the Rings book with me this time.

  32. Emma says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast

  33. Hello_KT says:

    The Hobbit Hole Breakfast looks “precious”!

  34. JN says:

    I would get the Hobbit Hole Breakfast along with a Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake. Although I would probably be full, I would like to try the Elven Woodland Pies.

  35. Jamie N says:

    I would order Smaug’s Fire Burger. Everything looks so delicious though!

  36. Shanna says:

    Hobbit Hole was my fav last time, so I’ll take that with Bowman’s Brew pumpkin coffee. Next trip will be the Dwarves’ Turkey. Wanted to try it last year and never did.

  37. lyn says:

    i’d want to get the dwarves turkey dinner and the special coffee or get someone to split the shake with me. the sweet potato pancakes sound awesome too. i’d love to be able to take my sister to try some of these items soon.

  38. Pilar says:

    One order of Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes and extra Bacon!

  39. Tsoi says:

    The Hobbit Hole and the Dwarves’ Turkey and Dressing Dinner is a great way to start November! and end it with Thanksgiving~!

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  41. Dean says:

    they need to bring back the baconalia… but the bilbo breakfast feast looks lovely.

  42. Mike says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast with the Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee to wash it down.

  43. Travis says:

    Hobbit Hole Breakfast for me please!

  44. Wilson says:

    That Fire Burger looks absolutely delicious! Would love to try that.

  45. Jason says:

    The dwarves’ turkey and dressing dinner is where it’s at. There is nothing better than a big plate of Thanksgiving food. Oh, and can’t forget the pumpkin pie shake too.

  46. Nicki says:

    Bilbo, bring me the Sweet Potato Pancakes

  47. Matt Gilbert says:

    I can’t wait to try all that food. It looks so good. I would probally order a few things off the menu each visit.

  48. Del says:

    This iteration of the menu has some great additions – should make for good experimenting with a midnight viewing party. Personally looking forward to the Smaug’s Fire Burger and passing around some toast, pancake, and shake.

  49. Stew says:

    I’d try the sweet potato pecan pancakes.

  50. Linny says:

    Bilbo’s breakfast feast has me intrigued.

  51. Starkzilla says:

    Smaug’s Fire Burger sounds amazing and after all of that spice I’d totally snag a Bard’s Pumpkin Pie shake to cool off with!

  52. Kris says:

    Tried the hobbit hole breakfast last year and loved it! I have been waiting for it’s return ever since.

  53. Jonathan says:

    Wow…can I eat…everything?? I really want to try those pancakes! But that Hobbit Hole looks AMAZING! /drool

  54. Anne Sutton says:

    Is that the same turkey meal they serve on thanksgiving? Looks like I might be going to Denny’s….

  55. Amy J says:

    I loved the turkey and dressing sandwich last year (wish they had again), but I do think those sweet potato pecan pancakes sound really good.

  56. Bryan H says:

    I really want to get a Hobbit Hole again, despite how wrong it sounds. It was good.

  57. I tried the hobbit hole breakfast last year and it was really good. I’ll for that again this year too!

  58. Kim V says:

    I love the Hobbit Hole Breakfast and am so excited they brought it back. I want to pair it with Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake and if there is room I’ll summon my inner hobbit and have a slice of pie!

  59. Rich says:

    Bilbo’s brekafast feast! The honey cake french toast and the breakfast sausage look pretty good.

  60. Nadine says:

    Definitely getting those delicious Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes, and hopefully a side of those scrambled spinach/mushroom eggs!

    This elf can EAT!

  61. Erica says:

    I loved the Hobbit Hole Breakfast from last year. I’m excited to try the Honey Cake French Toast. Sounds good!

  62. Jenna Z says:

    That french toast sounds like a sugar comma waiting to happen! It’s cake! For breakfast!

  63. Nick says:

    No Radagast red velvet pancake puppies? That’s a shame, but the Smaug burger sounds good!

  64. Scott Boudreau says:

    What a cool giveaway! My family and I will be driving an hour to get to the nearest Denny’s. We did it twice last year to get the collectible cards (had to buy the “rare” ones on eBay). Fun stuff!

    • Scott Boudreau says:

      Almost forgot my order! The Hobbit Hole was tasty last time, so I’ll likely get it again this year, too.

  65. Casey says:

    The smaug burger made me hungry and I just ate!

  66. Victoria says:

    That Hobbit Hole Breakfast sounds delicious! I’m a huge fan of their regular pancake puppies, but missed the red velvet version last time around-they sound like a must try 🙂

  67. Matt S. says:

    The smaug fire burger looks soooo amazing, I love a bit of heat in my food

  68. Brad Olson says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast for me please.

  69. michelle says:

    Mmmmmm Honey cake french toast!!!

  70. Ellen says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast! Had it today and will have it again! Mushrooms! Hobbits love them!

  71. Ellen says:

    Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast! Had it and it was delicious! Mushroom! Hobbits love them! And yes, Nick, Radagast’s Red Velvet Pancake Puppies are back and just as good as they were last year!

  72. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Elven Woodland Pie (Pecan)
    Hobbit Hole Breakfast
    Sweet Potato Pecan Pancake or Honey Cake French Toast

  73. Anthony says:

    Going for the Dwarves’ Turkey & Dressing Dinner and a slice of Elven Woodland Pie!

  74. drew martin says:

    My wife and I got married last year about this time. Our first order of business the day after our wedding was to go to Denny’s and get a Hobbit Hole breakfast. We’ve been wishing for the Hobbit menu to come back and started shouting like kids when it was announced. Sure, it’s the same menu with funny names tacked on. But dammit, it brings us joy.

  75. Amy says:

    I would enjoy Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast with a side of Smaug’s Fire Burger. Or i’ll eat like a true Hobbit and order everything. Yum, Yum, in my TumTum.

  76. Stephen K says:

    I would try the Hobbit Hole Breakfast (haven’t had it yet) and the Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee.

  77. Oona says:

    I would have to order Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast. With a stack of Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes on the side. And an order of Red Velvet Pancake Puppies. For the table to share, right? Maybe I’d skip second breakfast that day, in the interest of maintaining my hobbity waistline. Maybe.

  78. Danielle says:

    The Hobbit Hole breakfast!

  79. Dannielle says:

    I’m really sad that Gandalf’s Gobble Melt is not returning. I’d love to try that Pumpkin coffee and a stack of those pancakes.

  80. Andre says:

    Build your own Hobbit slam. I always wondered what a Froddo taste like. Seriously, the Hobbit Hole piques my interest…

  81. First thing I think I’ll try: sweet potato pecan pancakes & Bowman’s brew pumpkin coffee!

  82. David L says:

    The Hobbit Hole Breakfast looks like a good bet (and lots of positive comments from folks) and will have to add a couple Honey Cakes as well. I’m heading on a business trip with a friend and will have to see if there’s a Denny’s nearby for after the book festival ends or breakfast the next day.

  83. Elisa says:

    I tried Bilbo’s breakfast feast. It was alright, but the meal sat in my stomach like cement afterward. I could tell the eggs used in the scramble were boxed, not fresh. The honeycake french toast was so sweet it made my teeth curl back. My husband ate the sausage for me and said it wasn’t bad but was very greasy. The hash browns were the best part of the meal. Done to perfection. Overall, a disappointment, but I suppose I should have expected that from Denny’s.

  84. Megan says:

    So, my roommate has been looking forward to this for a very long time. Both the movie, and the return of the Hobbit menu at Denny’s. Looks like we know what we’re doing after the midnight release.

  85. Emily says:

    We just got back from Denny’s. They didn’t offer cards or coins 🙁 My husband and I ate the Dwarves Turkey dinner with Radagast’s red velvet puppies for desert and our son built his own Hobbit slam.

  86. Nick says:

    Hobbit Hole Breakfast (of course)!

  87. Tiffany says:

    Hobbit hole is my folavorite from last year but I am super curious about that honey cake french toast so the grand slam is on my list to try this year 🙂

  88. Jess says:

    Just had the sweet potato pancakes last night, A+ would order again. My fiance got the honey cakes, he expected more cake and less cornmeal, but I think they were good too.

  89. Jason says:

    I had the Smaug burger and my wife the Hobbit Hole breakfast. And we shared the Bard’s Pumpkin Pie milkshake (which is awesome). Just disappointed there are no trading cards this year.

  90. Hobbit Fan says:

    I miss the pumpkin pancakes. They’re better than the sweet potato pancakes with the carmelized pecans which make it an overkill of sweetness. I would pass on the honey cake next time too. Didn’t really care for the pumpkin coffee. Maybe I’ll like the pumpkin shake better.

    I will be back for the Smaug burger and Turkey dinner though.

    Also, want some of that Hobbit gold.

  91. thekrizzakboy says:

    Hobbit Hole Breakfast and slice of pie. Nom nom nom.

  92. Susan Christy says:

    I haven’t eaten at Denny’s in years but now they have remodeled the two we have left, so maybe I’ll have to give it a try. The food looks good in their commercials. I want the Smaug Burger & Pumpkin shake!!!

  93. Michelle Reynolds says:

    I’ll take the Hobbit slam w/the Sweet Potato pancakes, bacon, eggs and oatmeal. Plus a pumpkin coffee.

  94. Valerie says:

    Yesssss. I lived getting all of the trading cards last year!!!!

    Today I ordered a Hobbit Slam: bacon (well done), pancakes, toast, hash browns and a hearty breakfast sausage.

    Boyfriend: Smog’s Fireburger

    Brother-in-law: a big dose of jealousy when receiving a pic of the new hobbit menu!!!!

  95. Amy W. says:

    I would order the Hobbit Hole breakfast.

  96. Schuyler Abrams says:

    Oh maaaan! Can’t wait to try the fire burger. And i loved those returning items from last year! Are they doing trading cards again this time around?

  97. Melissa says:

    Id get the Dwarves’ Turkey & Dressing Dinner and the Pumpkin Milkshake! Last year I got something along the lines of Frodos Pot Roast or something, I hope that comes back because it was delicious!

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  99. James Parker says:

    the red velvet pancake puppies were my favorite – i would drive 36 miles each way once a week to load up on them and enjoy them for the week,so glad they are back again along with the dwarven turkey dinner – YUMMY!!!

  100. Thelma Bond says:

    Just had the Smaug Hobbit burger and its tasty but it should be called Small Hobbit burger

  101. Kenny Garringer says:

    Glad to see the Hobbit menu has returned. I love the Hobbit Hole Breakfast, looking forward to returning for more Hobbit Menu idems to try.

  102. Belinda says:

    I am so glad to see the Hobbit menu back!
    We loved the hobbit hole breakfast so much that when it was gone we tried to recreate it at home. It wasn’t quite the same though. Now I can just go to Dennys – yeah Denny’s!

  103. Emily Pendell says:

    Radagast’s Pancake Puppies
    Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milkshake and
    Elven Woodland Pie for me!!!
    Yum Yum Yum

  104. Fabian says:

    Yet smaug fire burger real delicious I added a patty to mine so yummy I was stuffed after I ate it all

  105. Sarah says:

    I’d order all of it, and have second breakfast…and second lunch.

  106. Alexander says:

    Smaug’s Fire Burger and a Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.

  107. perry says:

    So, after two trips to the new Hobbit menu, my verdict is thus: It’s not quite as good as it was last time. All of the previous items are just as good but the new replacements fall short of their predecessors. The seedcakes were much better than the new honey cakes which taste like diabetes. Don’t get me wrong, they’re good! They’re just overly sweet if you’re not ready for them. same for the new sweet potato pecan pancakes. Those two items are best served for breakfast out of the fridge. I’ll probably be getting the smaug burger next time but so far it seems like the old favorites are still awesome. The shire sausage is still great and Rhadaghast still knows how to work his magic with those pancake puppies. Careful you don’t inhale while eating them, you’ll choke on the sugar. overall a 3 1/2 out of 5. A must for any Hobbit fan going to the movies but if you’re just looking for a meal, you could pass this by. Depends on how tough your sweet tooth is though.

  108. I tried the hobbit hole breakfast and the pumpkin milkshake. My mom tried the slam and pumpkin coffee. My sisiter had the smaug’s fire burger. And my grandmother had Bilbo’s breakfast feast. We all sampled around, so technically I tried all of it.

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