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Grid Iron Waffle Shop

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12 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
+1 973-821-5264
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

Sitting on South Orange Avenue amongst numerous eateries sits the best breakfast in town and maybe all of Essex County. Waffles and pancakes galore prepared in just about any way imaginable. My favorite is the biscuits and gravy, a country standout. Fresh waffles topped with sausage patties... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
pavlovich123
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South Orange, New Jersey
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Maplewood, NJ
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

On one hand, this is a good place to get a reasonably priced breakfast. The waffle variations - stuffed, sprinkled, etc - are interesting but the stuffed waffles aren't quite as crisp as those that aren't. I tasted someone else's crepe which was fine. I recommend both plus the coffee. But I truly don't see this as being anything but... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Sitting on South Orange Avenue amongst numerous eateries sits the best breakfast in town and maybe all of Essex County. Waffles and pancakes galore prepared in just about any way imaginable. My favorite is the biscuits and gravy, a country standout. Fresh waffles topped with sausage patties, sausage gravy and a fried egg. nestled to the best home fries for... More 

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1 Thank pavlovich123
South Orange, New Jersey
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've dined at the Grid Iron Waffle Shop numerous times and it only occurred to me now that I have taken this modest sized, modest furnished, no frills restaurant for granted. My sincere apologies! My family has been a regular repeat customer at the Waffle shop more frequently than any other restaurant in South Orange. The service is prompt, Waffles... More 

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1 Thank Albert N
Montclair, New Jersey
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I feel so lucky to have this waffle cafe in my town. The waffles are absolutely delicious. They are so good even my very very picky son will eat them. I've also had their omelettes and salads and they are also extremely delicious.

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1 Thank Jill M
South Orange, New Jersey
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There's a big emphasis on waffles in the menu and they are tasty. Coffee and tea drinks are good. Very friendly staff!

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Thank KathLor1927
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and her husband live in South Orange and we've eaten there twice so far. Both times for breakfast. Each time I've had the same dish 'cause it's wonderful. Frying pan fry up. It's a large plate of everything you might want for breakfast all chopped up, fried up and served hot. There's egg, bacon, sausage, potato, onion and... More 

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Thank schoney55
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This place will turn anything into a waffle and stuffed waffles seem to be their specialty. I got their version of biscuits and gravy with the waffle being the biscuit. It was so delicious and their potatoes are crispy (my favorite). My friend got a plain sugar waffle but I wasn't a fan because they used think crunchy parts of... More 

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Thank Melinda R
New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love this place! The staff are amazing, funny, and nice. It gets busy at times, but the people are good and know what they're doing. The food is definitely worth the wait.

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1 Thank Lily M
New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place has the most amazing waffles I've ever eaten. You can get your waffles stuffed with sweets or meats! It is a small place that doesn't look like much at first, but the breakfasts I've had there are better than any I've had anywhere else. The service is great and they are always so friendly with my child and... More 

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1 Thank Joy L
Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is very good, the menu is very creative, staff is great, inexpensive. I had a stuffed waffle, and my husband had the french toast with mascarpone cheese. Both were very tasty!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-821-5264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Belgian, Cafe, European, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?