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364 E. College Ave State College, State College, PA 16801-4748
814-237-9741
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast Bonanza

The Waffle Shop in State College is a great place to start the day with breakfast. I usually get a couple of eggs with home fries and an English muffin. The home fries are great. It's a nice setting with good quick service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jeffrey H
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Waffle Shop in State College is a great place to start the day with breakfast. I usually get a couple of eggs with home fries and an English muffin. The home fries are great. It's a nice setting with good quick service.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There is always a line to get in on the weekends but it was definitely worth it! The food was delicious and the service was very good!!

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central pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It depends on what time you arrive and today we got very lucky as there was no wait and open tables. We had pancakes, eggs, homefries and coffee. All was really good and prices are reasonable. Service is always efficient. Cash only!

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Northern Penna.
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We ate at the Waffle Shop on Atherton, Saturday morning of a non-game day. The shop was still quite full. Our waitress was excellent, handled our orders very well and was tons of fun. The menu had anything you desire for breakfast on it - except spam- . 6 of us all had an enjoyable meal and the food was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are certain mornings (afternoons?) you just have to have a big ole filling, fattening, greasy breakfast. This is THE place in State College to get one. Wait too long, and you'll be waiting in a snakey line for 45 min or more, but if you have the breakfast fever, that's the price you'll have to pay. You know this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Waffle Shop food isn't great food. It's good food done the same time after time. Service is quick (even when there's a huge line). Staff is pleasant. The only issue I have with it is that they don't accept credit cards. I always write a check.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food here is delicious! This was the first place I ate when I moved to State College, and it was amazing. There is usually a line out the door, and they only accept cash, but it is well worth the wait and small inconvenience of getting cash beforehand. I always get an omelette with homefries, pancakes, and fresh squeezed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been to three of the four locations of the Waffle Shop. Never had a bad--or even mediocre--meal here. The service is outstanding. It's very popular, often with lines out the door! Don't worry, though, because the lines move quickly.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I visited the waffle shop because of all the stellar reviews. Based on one visit it was just an average breakfast spot. I had the eggs Benedict. It was good but nothing to rave about. It's probably so propylaea because of its close proximity to campus.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Recommended by our motel staff (The Autoport). We wanted a quick but delicious breakfast before a tour of Penn State. The service was very good and the food delicious! Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 E. College Ave State College, State College, PA 16801-4748
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-9741

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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