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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 #83 of 243 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Washington DC, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place has sort of similar decor to Waffle House but the food is way better. I got the M&M waffles which they are known for and of course I wasn't disappointed. This place is a crowd pleaser for many. A lovely fashion plate who appeared to be about 80 and sportin a stetson complimented me on my hair. Heck... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Not open for dinner. Decades of breakfast excellence means there are long lines to get into Ye Olde Waffle Shop on weekends. Good omlets, waffles, pancakes and maybe the best hamburger in town.

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North, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Be prepared to wait in line especially on the weekend.When you are waiting in line with a hungry stomach everything tastes great, but it's your average diner style food. The place is small so the tables are one on top of the other so it's difficult to get up and go to the rest room. The diner is really where... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

this review was written by a 13 year old 5 minutes after eating at the restaurant: this was the best breakfast i have had all week. then again, the only thing i have had to was mariot food but still it was delicious! when we walked in we were seated within 10 minutes in a line of 15 people which... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Love the m&m pancakes and the breakfast potatoes!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Ate there this morning with my grandchildren, after not having visited Ye Olde Waffle Shop in more than a year. Food fresh, and tasty. Served quickly and with a smile. Noticed these older, poor reviews, so I wanted to put in an update.

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Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

My husband and I ate here while visiting Chapel Hill. This is a "diner" - if you're expecting something more, you will be disappointed. That said, my mediterranean omelet was very good. The hash browns and waffle were just OK. The waitstaff was very friendly and we got our order taken and food out quickly.

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Chapel Hill., NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

I will never go back there. Last week I sat down with 2 friends, and we waited for another to join us. He arrived 5 minutes after we ordered. When he asked for a menu to order they refused to serve him. We explained that we just wanted to eat together, and there was no waiting line at the time,... More

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Thomasville, NC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

I went to this establishment because of what I heard on the street. This place thrives on word of mouth, which I would consider "rumors" or "myths" from people who have heard it from others and never actually eaten at this establishment. Food was over priced and dried. I do not recommend to anyone unless they asked about this place.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

Worst food EVER! I wouldn't eat it on someone elses dime! They dump jelly [under the guise of fresh fruit] on your over-cooked waffle and bring youa slice of deli meat and charge you $3 for a side of ham... ridiculous!

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