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Ye Olde Waffle Shop

173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
(919) 929-9192
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Ranked #47 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's your basic diner food. The omelets are pretty standard. Weekday breakfast specials from 7-9am. You get what you expect to get from a diner. No more, no less. Good service.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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214 reviews 214 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great service, great food at a great price. Biscuits, real old fashion hash browns, etc., plus waffles. All food is prepared well, to solid Southern standards. Enjoy and go often!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We decided to visit Chapel Hill and stumbled across this restaurant. We were in the mood for breakfast food even though it was lunch and this place did not disappoint. We walked in and there was a short wait of about 5 minutes but we were seated quickly and served promptly. The service was excellent and the food was cooked... More 

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Eastchester, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I was in the mood for pancakes so my husband, and I decided to give this place a try. I was really happy with my blueberry pancakes. They are about 8" in size so I opted for the stack of two. They had just enough sweetness that I didn't need syrup. The decor is probably original and very simple. So... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stopped here for breakfast while in Chapel Hill visiting colleges with the family. Narrow storefront on Franklin. Promptly seated early on a Saturday morning, busy but not too crowded. Attentive, friendly service. Went with waffles. Food arrived quickly. Kids loved the M&M waffles, thought it was a fabulous idea. Blueberry waffles had fresh delicious berries on top only-would be nice... More 

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Michigan, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Although this is supposed to be a Chapel Hill institution, we had hoped for better. Food was OK, but nothing special. Who serves margarine for breakfast instead of butter?

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Dugspur, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I found this restaurant on a list of the top 50 breakfast locations in the US. While in Chapel Hill for a graduation a chance came to sample Ye Olde Waffle Shop the day after the events. The restaurant was not crowded and we were seated promptly. Service was excellent and our server very attentive. The menu is typical waffle... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

So you are in Chapel Hill and you want a quick breakfast or breakfast for lunch? GO HERE!!! Service is always pleasant and fast; surprisingly bigger inside than small storefront would suggest and the menu has everything on it for breakfast you'd want. Omelets? Yup. Pancakes? Yup. Hashbrowns (and they'll even make them dark)? Yup. I could go on and... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was a very mediocre waffle house, not any different from the chain-restaurant versions. Service was quick and cheerful but waffles were nothing exceptional. It is on a main street and I don't think it is worth the trouble of finding a parking space to make it a destination. I could see it more as a place for college kids

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm sure Chapel Hill has its own "do not miss" local food joint but unfortunately this isn't it. Was visiting Chapel Hill for a weekend with my family (wife + 2 kids) and wanted some local flavor for breakfast. I wasn't looking for gourmet, just good quality diner food but with a local touch. Only waited 15 minutes for a... More 

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Additional Information about Ye Olde Waffle Shop

Address: 173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
Phone Number: (919) 929-9192
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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