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Waffle Shop

364 E. College Ave State College, State College, PA 16801-4748
814-237-9741
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Ranked #5 of 212 restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was in town alone on a Friday morning in the summer. No lines for this fabulous and friendly place for breakfast around 10am today. My waitress and everyone else working here was so friendly and attentive. Coffee was great and refills abundant. I had the harvest omelette with pancakes on the side which were all huge and yummy. They... More

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South Windsor
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food was good. I had the blueberry pancakes and my wife had the French toast. Both of us said we would have it again. The pancakes were good, but not great, hence the four stars. The service was great and the coffee is very good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

great quality - very tasty - long wait - try another location down that road 26 - same deal - less people since it is not in the town center..

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Used to come here a lot between classes. I love breakfast food, and you get plenty of it for the price. Good food, nice atmosphere, and great memories.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There was food, and a lot of it, but nothing impressive for the price. The place is clean. The staff is efficient. The coffee is low quality but refills are free. It's far, far better than its chain competitors, like IHOP and Denny's.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Love this place. It is certainly a local favorite. Not a typical breakfast place. What sets this place apart is the quality ingredients. My only complaint is they don't accept credit cards.

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PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Most of these reviews here are misleading, as this location is the Waffle Shop on East College Ave, which is not affiliated with either of The Waffle Shop locations (one on West College Ave and one on Atherton). The waffle shop on E. College Ave, right across from the PSU campus, is quite different, foodwise. There is not often a... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are a few different locations of the Waffle Shop, so no matter where you are in town there is always one close by. This particular one is in the heart of downtown, so it can get very busy on weekends. However, the waitstaff and managers of the Waffle Shops are experts at keeping the line moving and getting customers... More

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Solidly one of the best breakfasts in town. Service tends to be above average. Food comes out quickly and has easily been one of the most consistent restaurants for years and years. From eggs to pancakes and waffles, it's really a "must visit" for anyone who enjoys a good breakfast.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a Penn State icon. A must have on any morning, but good luck on a football morning. I had the country fried steak and eggs yesterday...and the eggs Benedict today :) my wife enjoyed the peanut butter pancakes. You can't go wrong with pretty much anything on the menu. Don't miss The Waffle Shop.

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