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Waffle Shop

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364 E. College Ave State College, State College, PA 16801-4748
814-237-9741
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best breakfast in State College

This is a super breakfast and lunch place. They aren't open for dinner. On weekdays, the specials are a great deal! Don't forget to bring cash, they don't take credit or debit cards (ATM on premises). They are very flexible -- so if you know you can't eat four pancakes, for example, you can order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a super breakfast and lunch place. They aren't open for dinner. On weekdays, the specials are a great deal! Don't forget to bring cash, they don't take credit or debit cards (ATM on premises). They are very flexible -- so if you know you can't eat four pancakes, for example, you can order just two. My husband loves... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is where you need to go to eat when you are in Happy Valley! Super fresh food, clean, and quick.

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State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Breakfast and lunch served. Affordable, good food and you have to get there early or you will have to wait. Quick service.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great breakfast stop. It does get rather busy and the service does its best to keep up. The food makes up for the wait though. Everything you order is large so make sure you are hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Why is everybody standing in line in front of the Waffle Shop? Because it's really good. Don't worry, the line moves really fast. I was about the 20th person in line, and we were in the front in about 10 minutes. Be aware that they won't seat you until everyone in your party is there. We had to wait about... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was very busy place, but staff was helpful. Great food, especially waffles were excellent. Plus, affordable price! Would recommend for anyone who visit state college area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

They only take cash or personal check so come prepared. The food was great. I loved the eggs Benedict with the home fries. The hollandaise sauce was really good. The kids got waffles one blueberry and one apple cinnamon. They were large. Next time I will order one for them to share. Great spot for breakfast.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I stopped into the downtown Waffle Shop(they have 3 locations) on a Wednesday morning during a trip to PSU. I was probably one of 5 people in the entire place, and anyone who's ever been there knows that doesn't happen here. I got french toast and a side of corned beef hash. The french toast was great but the hash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place can be crazy busy on weekends, but the line does move pretty quickly. Very popular with students and alums, and visiting parents! Food is consistently good, coffee always hot, and service quick and friendly. No credit cards, bring cash!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were told by our sons girlfriend over and over again to try this place. We did and she was so right about it. Everything we had for breakfast was delicious. We tried two out of three of the Waffle Shops on our weekend stay and would definitely go back again.

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