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wanderingjew

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RE: How about waffle house ? Thu, 09/22/05 7:47 PM (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Wigo

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Decorum? You know, I trust, what you can do with your decorum.


The speed as to how fast this entire forum is going DOWNHILL cannot be measured.

It's a shame, because it was really awesome a while back.


And I wasn't responsible..............this time!!
 
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    RE: How about waffle house ? Thu, 09/22/05 8:06 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wigo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Decorum? You know, I trust, what you can do with your decorum.


    The speed as to how fast this entire forum is going DOWNHILL cannot be measured.

    It's a shame, because it was really awesome a while back.


    And I wasn't responsible..............this time!!


    HELLO WJ! Have you not realized yet that you are held responsible for every forum that goes wrong on these boards
     
      V960

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      RE: How about waffle house ? Sat, 09/24/05 10:15 AM (permalink)
      Downhill? Didn't feel that. WH is either a grand place or your worst nightmare, former for me.
       
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        RE: How about waffle house ? Sat, 09/24/05 10:22 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by wanderingjew

        quote:
        Originally posted by Wigo

        quote:
        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

        Decorum? You know, I trust, what you can do with your decorum.


        The speed as to how fast this entire forum is going DOWNHILL cannot be measured.

        It's a shame, because it was really awesome a while back.


        And I wasn't responsible..............this time!!


        Too bad you feel that way.
         
          Scorereader

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          RE: How about waffle house ? Mon, 09/26/05 2:56 PM (permalink)
          I'm sorry I spoiled the Waffle House loving fun with my anti-WH comments on this thread.

          But, it's not like I didn't back it up with bad experiences and I offered up several sensible alternatives.

          I was sneered at when I unthoughtfully denounced the merits of the obviously magnificent and almighty (insert music here) Waffle House.

          Apparently, I was unaware of how sacred the Waffle House was from any criticism. So, I would like to submit my sincerest and deepest regard to anyone I may have offended by my points of contention that the Waffle House does not "stack up" to a vast array of quality breakfast diners, restaraunts and other eateries.

          I won't change my opinion on the matter, but I won't think any less of you for enjoying the foods and service you are provided at the Waffle House.



          ooops, Im sorry again, I didn't mean to turn green...



          there I go again...



          ...I'm sor..



          ...ugh...ok...I feel better now...

          I'm so embarassed I got sick. I was thinking about the food and service at the WH...

          I'm sor..



          I gotta go.
           
            mr chips

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            RE: How about waffle house ? Mon, 09/26/05 9:38 PM (permalink)
            Scorereader, that was funny. But I still love Waffle House.
             
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              RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 09/27/05 1:53 PM (permalink)
              I wrote a poem about Waffle House today.
              The closest WH for Oregon is in Arizona.
              I keep hoping they will make it to the northwest soon.

              Redneck Haiku #2

              A counter seat! Great!
              Coffee, jukebox, I'm drooling
              Waffle House! I'm home
               
                wanderingjew

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                RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 09/27/05 5:53 PM (permalink)
                When I was in Austin Texas this past month I drove by a Waffle House every day on the way to work..........................................
                 
                  Sundancer7

                  RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 09/27/05 8:19 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by wanderingjew

                  When I was in Austin Texas this past month I drove by a Waffle House every day on the way to work..........................................


                  WJ: You old rascal. I am suprised that you are interested in this topic as I am sure that you can can do hashbrowns covered and smothered better than anyone on this site. I sincerely would like to see you do your best against WH in regard to super hashbrowns. Quite frankly, I would think you would lose but who knows

                  Paul E. Smith
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                    RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 09/27/05 11:49 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by daiichiro

                    I wrote a poem about Waffle House today.
                    The closest WH for Oregon is in Arizona.
                    I keep hoping they will make it to the northwest soon.

                    Redneck Haiku #2

                    A counter seat! Great!
                    Coffee, jukebox, I'm drooling
                    Waffle House! I'm home



                    That aint no poem. It don't ryme.
                     
                      mr chips

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                      RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 09/28/05 1:20 AM (permalink)
                      Free verse.
                       
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                        RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 09/28/05 8:08 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by mr chips

                        Free verse.


                        Ain't that a song by Lynrd Skynrd
                         
                          mr chips

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                          RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 09/28/05 11:44 AM (permalink)
                          Free Bird?
                           
                            scbuzz

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                            RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 09/28/05 1:09 PM (permalink)
                            Yeah .. I was kidding !
                             
                              V960

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                              RE: How about waffle house ? Thu, 09/29/05 4:57 PM (permalink)
                              Had a business associate pick me up at the interstate (Volvo died of tranmission problems) and I asked him to pick me up at the WH. His opimion of wh was quite low also. Two meals over the next four days changed him 180 degrees.
                               
                                Scorereader

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                                RE: How about waffle house ? Fri, 09/30/05 12:37 AM (permalink)
                                you took a business associate to Waffle House?

                                okay then.

                                My opinion is not based on an unsubstantiated opinion. I can tell you which Waffle Houses I've been to in NC and VA.
                                NONE were any good.

                                 
                                  V960

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                                  RE: How about waffle house ? Fri, 09/30/05 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                  Exit 55 off 85. pretty good but not great.

                                  Burlington NC...horrible but got a bunch of freebies when I complaimed to home office.

                                  Greensboro, NC at airport exit...fantastic. Destination eating place.

                                  Enka Candler exit off 40. Another great one.

                                  I could go on and on but WH's are generally very good. Just my experience after driving 35,000 miles a year for thirty years.
                                   
                                    Scorereader

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                                    RE: How about waffle house ? Fri, 09/30/05 11:48 AM (permalink)
                                    N.C.
                                    Thomasville, just off I-85. BAD
                                    Greensboro, on High Point Road. BAD
                                    Winston-Salem, Hanes Mill Road. BAD
                                    Lexington, off of I-85. BAD
                                    Willmington, College Road. BAD

                                    MD
                                    Frederick, off of I-270. BAD

                                    VA
                                    Winchester. off I-81. BAD
                                    Fredericksburg. Off I-95 (probably on US 1 -Jeff. Davis Hwy) BAD.

                                    Everytime someone suckers me into thinking I'll like it, by telling me that "this one particular WH is great," I end up finding another bad WH.

                                    Sorry.
                                    In my experience
                                    Fodd = Mediocre to poor.
                                    Service = mediocre to good service (one of the better points)
                                    Cleanliness = passable to filthy. Even the "new" one I went into had dirty floors first thing in the morning.

                                    It's just not worth the risk. no matter how many miles I've travelled.

                                    in DC area, we have the Silver Diner chain, which is 10 milllion times better. From breakfast, to lunch, dinner and dessert.Top to bottom, cleaner, better food, good service, great atmosphere.

                                    I trust Johnny Rockets over WH.

                                    You can go to every WH in the country and rate each one in 50 different catagories and then offer me a free trip and free meals to the WH that rated the absolute highest.
                                    I may make the trip (cuz I'm not stupid. I'll take a free trip any day) But I won't accept the free meals at WH.

                                     
                                      pcdiva

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                                      RE: How about waffle house ? Fri, 09/30/05 2:02 PM (permalink)
                                      well, I didn't have time to read the 10 pages in their entirety, but I'll add my thoughts just for the heck of it.

                                      I have always gotten a kick out of the WH on each side of the highway so you can make a right turn and get to one which ever way you happen to be travelling.

                                      I like the scattered, smothered, and covered double plate with a grilled chicken breast and salad. Also a couple of grilled cheese sammidges and a big ol bowl of Campbell's vegetable beef soup really can hit the spot.

                                      I think it is all in what you grew up having as to what is good as an adult and what is nasty. I grew up with WH, so it's pretty good to me. Huddle House has a deep frier, so you can get french fries there. We started eating at the first Cracker Barell in TN when it opened on our trips from GA to Grandma's in OH, so I still love them even though there have been changes.

                                      Here's to a great breakfast in the middle of the night!
                                      Alice
                                       
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                                        RE: How about waffle house ? Fri, 09/30/05 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Scorereader

                                        N.C.
                                        Thomasville, just off I-85. BAD
                                        Greensboro, on High Point Road. BAD
                                        Winston-Salem, Hanes Mill Road. BAD
                                        .............



                                        Hmmm, I see a trend ! I suggest you stay out of Waffle Houses. Those of us that think they are great and love the food will continue to go and enjoy it and you can stay away from them and not suffer so much !
                                         
                                          V960

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                                          RE: How about waffle house ? Sat, 10/1/05 1:01 PM (permalink)
                                          Scorereader,
                                          I admire your drive. Hate a restaurant, have nothing but bad meals and continue to eat at the chain. Only question is WHY?

                                          I've had bad experiences at WH's but they are few and far between. For me they are simple, easy, quick, good and fast. A known quantity...nothing for the Food Network but I just want a couple of eggs, dry whole wheat toast and some crisp hashbrowns in ten minutes.

                                          I probably eat at WH a hundred times per year w/ a bad experience once every two to three years.
                                           
                                            Scorereader

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                                            RE: How about waffle house ? Mon, 10/3/05 4:53 PM (permalink)
                                            V960,
                                            good question.
                                            I will NOT go again, for sure.
                                            Each time from the 1st bad experience to the last, I was dragged there by the group I was with.
                                            Usually on a Saturday and centered around football.
                                            Pre-game meal, post game meal, you get the idea.

                                            I did have one decent experience at a WH. But I don't include that because I had been out drinking -and suspected that the good experience was due to being inebriated. It was the 1st time I went to the WH in Thomasville after imbibing at Connelly's. The 2nd time I went was for B'fast on a Sunday on my way to Charlotte for a football game and it solidified my suspicions than the 1st experience was due to my lack of good perception.

                                            I'm surprised a roadfood.com-er goes to a chain restaraunt that often and is interested in this site.

                                            100 times per year is nearly 2x per week!
                                            I eat out a lot, but rarely the same place that many times per year...unless you count the coffee shop cafe in our building.
                                            there are LOTS of great small diners near I-85 or I-40 or I-77. Might I suggest you give some of them a try.

                                            Mostly in the Piedmont Triad area, here's a list the next time you're in that area:

                                            Smith Street Diner (Battleground Ave.) B, L
                                            The Old Filling Station on Fourth (Winston-Salem) L, D
                                            West End Cafe (Winston-Salem) L, D
                                            Carolina's Diner (Greensboro) B,L,D (24hrs.)
                                            Jake's Diner (Greensboro) B,L,D (24hrs)
                                            Plaza Cafe (High Point) B,L
                                            Landmark Diner (Charlotte) B,L,D
                                            Concord Diner (Concord) B,L,D









                                             
                                              V960

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                                              RE: How about waffle house ? Mon, 10/3/05 7:35 PM (permalink)
                                              Well I an basicallly a road warrior.

                                              May I humbly suggest the next time you are compelled to visit a WH you simply order hashbrowns, crisp, w/ whatever trips your trigger...cheese, onions, peppers or plain. Use the hot sauce...Tabasco...seen that in any joints of this ilk? Heinz 57...same comment as above.

                                              Actually when I'm traveling (usually three nights per week /three weeks per month...otherwise the dog barks at me when I come home) I eat at WH four time a week. Two breakfasts, one dinner and one lunch.

                                              Roadfood places are great but the Steins aren't really NC, SC and TN freaks. And they haven't the foggiest idea of good BBQ. I find my own but as a traveling man I many many times must eat when and where I can...and what exit on an interstate in the south doesn't have a WH?

                                              Thought it was interesting you mention Concord Diner in Concord, NC as a good place. I live next to Concord and the only comments I've gotten back about them is "Go to Waffle House, they're better and faster" and we live here.

                                              Landmark Diner in Charlotte? I was born there, spent a few years in college there and have never heard of the place. I an unbeliavably ignorant individual however.
                                               
                                                Scorereader

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                                                RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 10/4/05 11:21 AM (permalink)
                                                Concord diner was not so good until 2001 when they went through renovations.
                                                I visited there 2x. The first was before the renovation in 1999. I wasn't impressed.
                                                The second time was right after the renovation. There were new owners and everything was great, from food to service.
                                                I left NC shortly thereafter. Dion't know if the quality is still the same as it was in 2001.
                                                 
                                                  V960

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                                                  RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 10/4/05 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                                  Scorereader,
                                                  Am I correct in assuming you haven't eaten in any of the places in NC you recommended since 2001?
                                                   
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                                                    RE: How about waffle house ? Tue, 10/4/05 8:45 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by V960

                                                    Scorereader,
                                                    Am I correct in assuming you haven't eaten in any of the places in NC you recommended since 2001?


                                                    UH Oh. Battle lines forming...

                                                     
                                                      Scorereader

                                                      • Total Posts: 5546
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                                                      RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 10/5/05 11:20 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by V960

                                                      Scorereader,
                                                      Am I correct in assuming you haven't eaten in any of the places in NC you recommended since 2001?


                                                      The Old Filling Station on Fourth (Winston-Salem) L, D
                                                      West End Cafe (Winston-Salem) L, D
                                                      Carolina's Diner (Greensboro) B,L,D (24hrs.)
                                                      Jake's Diner (Greensboro) B,L,D (24hrs)
                                                      Plaza Cafe (High Point) B,L

                                                      I HAVE eaten in these places since 2001.
                                                      2003, and 2004.
                                                      Haven't been to NC this year.

                                                      You're not going to try to tell me that the Waffle House has IMPROVED since 2001...are you?


                                                       
                                                        V960

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                                                        RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 10/5/05 7:55 PM (permalink)
                                                        No battle lines I was just surprised to get a recommendation to a place scorereader hadn't visited in four years.

                                                        Just me I'm sure but I don't generally recommend any place I haven't been to in a year. Sure I have done it but I

                                                        No, WH hasn't improved or declined it pretty much hasn't changed in anyway for the past thirty years.

                                                        Just did a search for Concord Diner...about a block of so from Mr. K's and a mile from a WH. What do you recommend, its close to the Harris Teeter we sometimes shop.
                                                         
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                                                          RE: How about waffle house ? Wed, 10/5/05 8:04 PM (permalink)
                                                          Walk in. See if it's ok.
                                                          If it's dirty or looks crappy, walk out.
                                                          and report.
                                                          I'll take it off my suggestion list.

                                                          I went in 1999, then 2 years later.
                                                          in 1999 I was disappointed -it was old and smelly.
                                                          On my return visit in 2001, it was good.

                                                          I'm guessing I ordered an omlette. Probably with sausage and cheese.




                                                           
                                                            V960

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                                                            RE: How about waffle house ? Thu, 10/6/05 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                                            We'll ride by and I'll go in but w/ Mr. K's right around the corner it's gonna be tough to get the family into a new place. Mr. K's is a clean hole in the wall w/ great fried chicken and fantatstic burgers.

                                                            Let you know.......
                                                             
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