Waffle House

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hollyshat
Junior Burger
2004/03/23 21:29:02
A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to the lower states (live in Michigan) and discovered the best breakfast place around. At first we did not realize it was a chain only that it was the first one we had ever saw. Instantly we were in love. The food was A++ and the service was super friendly. I would love to know where there are more and recommend it to everyone looking for some great breakfast food. Whether there is anything beyond breakfast I do not know. Man did that place make the trip great!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/23 21:38:58
quote:
Originally posted by hollyshat

A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to the lower states (live in Michigan) and discovered the best breakfast place around. At first we did not realize it was a chain only that it was the first one we had ever saw. Instantly we were in love. The food was A++ and the service was super friendly. I would love to know where there are more and recommend it to everyone looking for some great breakfast food. Whether there is anything beyond breakfast I do not know. Man did that place make the trip great!

You can find Waffle House restaurants in these states nearest Michigan: Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

You were correct when you found Waffle House to be a great place to eat breakfast. It certainly is. And, you can't go wrong with lunch and dinner, too. Why, a Waffle House Porterhouse, or a pair of pork chops, or even a couple of chicken breasts will be fine on your plate. And don't forget the Waffle House's patty melt, or the hamburgers (which you can get any way you want them), and even the chili, which is not, of course, real chili, is a great tasting treat.
joe suspect
Junior Burger
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/23 22:00:11
I agree with y'all. The Waffle House rules. I drove from Houston to Ft Lauderdale and managed to eat 3 squares a day, all at the Waffle House.

Eggs, hash browns and pork chops. I never even had the waffles!
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/23 22:51:59
quote:
Originally posted by hollyshat

A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to the lower states (live in Michigan) and discovered the best breakfast place around. At first we did not realize it was a chain only that it was the first one we had ever saw. Instantly we were in love. The food was A++ and the service was super friendly. I would love to know where there are more and recommend it to everyone looking for some great breakfast food. Whether there is anything beyond breakfast I do not know. Man did that place make the trip great!


Never tried the Waffle House, though I've heard of them... About 10 or so years ago when I lived in Indianapolis there was this chain down there called the Omelet Shop (House?)(or something close to that)... Since we only went there after the bars closed at 3am I really cant report on their food quality but we did go there all the time... Might have been because they where open late, or maybe the food was good?.. But then what food is not good at 3am?? Oh well, since Ma's Kitchen in Grand Rapids closed years ago I'm stuck with Dennys for those late night breakfast munchies... (Ya, we also have Taco Bell and McDonalds open all night but they REALLY dont count!).. I guess Steak and Shake offers overnight food locally also, but yet to check out their overnight menu...
2005Equinox
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/28 03:25:55
When we go to the south it is a pleasure to visit a Waffle House. Wisconsin doesnt know what a Waffle House is.
pappy
Junior Burger
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/30 17:05:14
I believe that there are still Omelot shoppes in Alabama...We used to stop there for breakfast all the time while traveleing between Florida and Tennessee...Great breakfast...and service was excellent too.

Pappy
BassMan12
Junior Burger
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/30 17:22:47
One of the things I like about Waffle Houses is the food consistency; quality-wise, especially. Living in Georgia, I pretty much grew up on Waffle House. It is always a comforting site while travelling the interstate system to see the yellow and black signs that signal a good, inexpensive place to eat no matter the time of day. One last question: since Waffle Houses are open 24 hours a day, why do they put locks on the doors?

Ed-from Sparta, MS (Covington, GA)
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/30 18:07:17
They put locks on the doors so they can keep the folks who are shooting at each other in the parking lot from getting in when they finish shooting. At least, that's the only time I've ever seen the door being locked.
ToddMaca
Junior Burger
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/30 19:56:46
The best thing to get at the Waffle House is hash browns Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped, Diced and Peppered. For the newbies to Waffle House this means hash browns on the grill with onions, cheese, ham, chili, tomatoes, and peppers. Add a little Tobasco sauce and you have got yourself one heck of a great meal. You may also have heartburn, so watch yourself.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/30 20:29:54
quote:
Originally posted by ToddMaca

The best thing to get at the Waffle House is hash browns Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped, Diced and Peppered. For the newbies to Waffle House this means hash browns on the grill with onions, cheese, ham, chili, tomatoes, and peppers. Add a little Tobasco sauce and you have got yourself one heck of a great meal. You may also have heartburn, so watch yourself.


Heartburn? Are U kidding?? I usually have a double order of same when I go to WH. Now..., if they ONLY had some good & (hot) SALSA...
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Waffle House 2004/03/31 13:26:19

Heartburn? Are U kidding?? I usually have a double order of same when I go to WH. Now..., if they ONLY had some good & (hot) SALSA...


WH salsa inhales(substitute Sxxxs) for inhale, please. Otherwise I like most of their food.
rwschemquest
Hamburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/08 14:22:04
Best WAFFLE HOUSE breakfast for sure: 2 Eggs, Over Easy, Double order Hash Browns (scattered), bacon and WHITE toast. AND BLACK COFFEE !!!!

WAFFLE HOUSES in Columbus have just gotten even better with the passage of a total and complete smoking ban in all public places, including WAFFLE HOUSE.

(special note: above always tastes better between 3AM and 5AM)


quote:
Originally posted by Adjudicator

quote:
Originally posted by ToddMaca

The best thing to get at the Waffle House is hash browns Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped, Diced and Peppered. For the newbies to Waffle House this means hash browns on the grill with onions, cheese, ham, chili, tomatoes, and peppers. Add a little Tobasco sauce and you have got yourself one heck of a great meal. You may also have heartburn, so watch yourself.


Heartburn? Are U kidding?? I usually have a double order of same when I go to WH. Now..., if they ONLY had some good & (hot) SALSA...
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/08 14:27:23
Frankly, I miss the smoke in Waffle House restaurants. It sort of spoiled my lunch yesterday of a rare double patty melt with hashbrowns scattered, smothered, peppered and topped. For some reason, the Waffle House in Westerville is now no-smoking. Bah! Humbug! And I don't smoke.
dreamzpainter
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/08 17:08:42
The wife finally got home from work last night and we headed out to eat, when asked what she was in the mood for her reply was atypical.."I don't care". We had a gator drownin rain storm goin on and the closest place is Waffle House, is there anything better than a table full of breakfast foods at 8pm? I don't know but I dove into this nirvana of gastronomical delight like a hawg inna corn bin....
kipnita
Junior Burger
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/11 18:17:25
A true (cute) story re the Waffle House. B4 the WH chain moved to SW Louisiana I had visited several in the Baton Rouge/Port Allen area (usually in the early a.m. while attending LSU and majoring in barology). I like my hashbrowns "all the way" and had described them to my girlfriend (now wife) as "smothered mothers". While traveling we stopped at a WH and I asked my girlfriend to order while I went to the restroom. I wanted a waffle with a double order of "smothered mothers". When I returned from the facilities my gal was somewhat redfaced. She had attempted to order "smothered mothers" and the waittress was somewhat perplexed with the order! We still laugh at this snafu. WH has decent food, reasonably priced and I can verify that it does taste better 3-5 a.m.
rwschemquest
Hamburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/11 18:28:12
We have quite a few Waffle Houses scattered (no pun intended) around the Columbus, OH area and now that Columbus has a total no smoking law in place for all restaurants, bars, etc. WH has become a much more pleasant place.

A couple weeks ago I was returning from a business trip and my flight was late (guess which airline starting with US was to blame) and I didn't get in until about 3:15AM. After getting my car and heading out the hunger pains began and I stopped at the WH at the corner of Rt 161 and Westerville Rd. Pulling in about 4AM on a Wed night was unusual for me, but I noticed the place looked pretty busy. I went in and no booths were available so I sat at the counter and had quite an entertaining time waiting for my regular (eggs over easy, bacon, double order hash browns -- scattered, white toast and black decaf) to be cooked. Turns out that I was the only customer in the place that wasn't a hooker. Seems they work shifts and must have all just gotten off work. Interesting conversations all around.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/11 19:15:59
quote:
Originally posted by hollyshat

A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to the lower states (live in Michigan) and discovered the best breakfast place around. At first we did not realize it was a chain only that it was the first one we had ever saw. Instantly we were in love. The food was A++ and the service was super friendly. I would love to know where there are more and recommend it to everyone looking for some great breakfast food. Whether there is anything beyond breakfast I do not know. Man did that place make the trip great!


Has anyone noticed that this person has not made a post since 03/23/04?????
Pwingsx
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/04/12 01:04:11
No, but I did notice that depending on where you split this person's name leads to interesting speculation.....

Holly's hat
Holly shat

WaffleHouserules
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/05/06 17:37:58
quote:
Originally posted by hollyshat

A couple of years ago my family and I went on vacation to the lower states (live in Michigan) and discovered the best breakfast place around. At first we did not realize it was a chain only that it was the first one we had ever saw. Instantly we were in love. The food was A++ and the service was super friendly. I would love to know where there are more and recommend it to everyone looking for some great breakfast food. Whether there is anything beyond breakfast I do not know. Man did that place make the trip great!



I live here in metro detroit, closest waffle house is in toledo, got 2 there, 1 in perrysburg, and all down I 75 in Ohio. Indiana ones are in Indianapolis. I am going to Bowling Green Ohio tommorrow, I will eat at Waffle House.
Poopy
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/25 16:10:36
The absolute best breakfast ever is a pecan waffle, double order of hash browns smothered, covered, topped and capped with a side of bacon all washed down with a Coke.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/25 16:26:29
Alright Poopy - are you resurrecting this thread to be a wise guy?

Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/25 16:28:29
Oh! thank god!. This thread was moved to Fast Food.

I can give it the "wanderingjew" review now!

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mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 10:41:24
quote:
Originally posted by Scorereader

Oh! thank god!. This thread was moved to Fast Food.

I can give it the "wanderingjew" review now!

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Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 12:47:34
Why should posts about Waffle House be in Fast Food. It's not fast food. Everything is cooked to order, and they'll even prepare food not on the menu at the request of customers. If Waffle House is fast food then by golly, Morton's and Ruth's Chris belong here, too.
chezkatie
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 13:16:40
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Why should posts about Waffle House be in Fast Food. It's not fast food. Everything is cooked to order, and they'll even prepare food not on the menu at the request of customers. If Waffle House is fast food then by golly, Morton's and Ruth's Chris belong here, too.


Well, my definition of fast food is where they serve many "drive-thru" customers and have 100's of restaurants blighting the landscape. They serve "ho hum" to dreadful food for a very cheap price. All chain restaurants are NOT fast food. Why, the last time I tried to get in The Outback Steakhouse, I was told it would be a 45 minute wait!" />" />
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 13:36:00
quote:
Originally posted by chezkatie

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Why should posts about Waffle House be in Fast Food. It's not fast food. Everything is cooked to order, and they'll even prepare food not on the menu at the request of customers. If Waffle House is fast food then by golly, Morton's and Ruth's Chris belong here, too.


Well, my definition of fast food is where they serve many "drive-thru" customers and have 100's of restaurants blighting the landscape. They serve "ho hum" to dreadful food for a very cheap price. All chain restaurants are NOT fast food. Why, the last time I tried to get in The Outback Steakhouse, I was told it would be a 45 minute wait!" />" />

Show me a Waffle House with a drive-through. Show me a Waffle House where you don;t often have to wait up to an hour for a booth or seat at the counter.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 13:57:05
move to Missouri.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/26 16:59:46
From reading the Forums section, I think ALL major chains will end up here and the catagory will change names.

Waffle House is definately deserving of a lowly chain forum along with other b'fast chains and McD's, BK, Arby's etc.

Cosmos
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 09:24:07
A few years back Carrols Corp, or an off-shoot thereof, attempted to copy the Waffle House concept with a chain a "WaffleWorks" restaurants...I beleive they are all closed now....We ate in the one in Cortland, NY. It was ok, a little pricey I thought. That location was bought and re-opened as a second location for a local mediocre diner, and I believe is now closed again.
Poopy
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 09:29:22
quote:
Originally posted by Scorereader

Alright Poopy - are you resurrecting this thread to be a wise guy?


Yes, as a matter of fact, I am.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 10:54:34
Maybe this is just me. If we can post about a restaurant, if other people can read our posts and comment on them, what difference does it make which forum contains them?
A lot of the chain vs. fast food vs. roadfood is semantics and judgement and honorable people may disagree. IMHO,nothing has changed significantly. Waffle House remains what it is and people will still write about it(and Scorereader will still hate it and Mr.Hoffman will still love it) and I will still read about it.
I like the changes because the people who hate off-topic posts will never even have to know they are here and the people who hate chains will be able to avoid the topic. So much of food criticism is subjective and I think the owners and moderators of this site do a good job and I wish people would stop worrying so much about details and just read about the restaurants.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 15:11:12
That, Mr. Chips, just about changed my mind.
Maybe the forums should be open to all places.
Heck, waffle house is at just about every exit in NC, SC, GA with more in VA, TN, etc.
So, it is road food in a way.

The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 15:22:21
quote:
Originally posted by Scorereader

That, Mr. Chips, just about changed my mind.
Maybe the forums should be open to all places.
Heck, waffle house is at just about every exit in NC, SC, GA with more in VA, TN, etc.
So, it is road food in a way.




In a way.

Heck, in a lot of ways.

Just not in the definition used on the home page kind of way.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 16:15:32
Of course, the "home page definition" doesn't define what fast food is
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/27 23:23:55
quote:
Originally posted by Scorereader

That, Mr. Chips, just about changed my mind.
Maybe the forums should be open to all places.
Heck, waffle house is at just about every exit in NC, SC, GA with more in VA, TN, etc.
So, it is road food in a way.


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WaffleHouserules
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/29 16:15:44
They have put up a waffle house at the 1st exit after us23 and 475 split in toldeo,oh that is about 2 miles from the michigan border. Does anyone know if they are in the process of building any off 23 or 75 in Monroe County Michigan?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/29 20:34:21
Why don't you just ask the people at Waffle House? http://www.wafflehouse.com/
huntryce
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/30 00:05:08
Even though Waffle House is franchised, I consider it roadfood. Every major road trip I've ever taken has included at least one stop at Wafflehouse. One at Shoney's too, but I digress.

That said, I don't give a flip what forum a particular restaurant falls in. It just doesn't matter to me.

A visit to a Wafflehouse is a visit to mainstream America. Depending on what time of day or night you visit, you will sit near bikers, hookers, truckers, families heading across country, partiers trying to take the edge off the alcohol, locals getting together for coffee and gossip, or simply a hungry soul looking for decent food.

What's even more fun than watching the customers is watching the waitresses interact with the cooks. Lord, I love to hear them shout out the orders in their special lingo. How do they remember all that? How does the cook keep it straight?

My most recent Wafflehouse experience was memorable in a rather sad way. I had escaped to a nearby town for the weekend. It was one year since my husband died, and I traveled to seek distraction. Sunday morning late I pulled into a WH just outside Greenville, SC. (After looking at many local non-chain places that were closed.) Feeling nostalgic and lonely, I felt the busy-ness of that place might lift my spirits.

Seated at the counter I was finally waited on by an unhappy waitress. Evidently she was being kept late because of several no-show staffers. At every chance I tried to engage her in a bit of conversation. No go. I tried to let her know it was ok and I understood. Nada.

She was not overly efficient; I had to request flatware after my food arrived. I had to remind her that I had ordered bacon too. But I continued to do so with smiles. She never reciprocated.

When I paid my bill she was at the register. Upon settling up I said, "Honey, I tried so hard to make you smile. If you had simply smiled once your tip would have been bigger."

THEN she smiled a bit and said, "That's ok."

If only she had known that I needed a smile from someone, anyone, that sad morning...
ScreenBear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/30 01:14:05
That was a good piece of writing
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/30 13:18:48
You know huntryce,I can understand your feelings. I love Waffle house, as everyone here already knows. But each time I go to one I am saddened by the fact that my wife, who enjoyed Waffle Houses with me, is no longer here. When she died, just over seven years ago, the people at our favorite Waffle House were very kind. But I have to say that even today, whenever I see an older couple sitting in a booth enjoying each other and the food I become a little angry. Not really at them, but at life.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/31 00:56:00
Michael and Huntryce, beautifully written.
huntryce
Cheeseburger
RE: Waffle House 2005/10/31 08:38:27
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

...whenever I see an older couple sitting in a booth enjoying each other and the food I become a little angry. Not really at them, but at life.


I have a similar reaction. Big pangs of jealousy. Just have to shake it off.

Thanks for the kind words, all.