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364 E. College Ave State College, State College, PA 16801-4748
814-237-9741
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Dining on a budget

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  • 166
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
The only place I'm willing to stand in line for

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
impicky
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My son and I ate brunch here while he was checking out the school. Pros -portion sizes -quality of pancakes, eggs, bacon and hash browns -seated quickly -ease of parking out front Cons -quality of coffee -they don't accept credit or debit cards (but there is an ATM on the premises)

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice place for going either in a large group of friends, or with the family. The brunch is great, you have variety of choices. We go there frequently and have tried several dishes such as omelets and the eggs Benedict. The grapefruit juice is also very tasty.

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I would rate this resturant best in service, price, and quality food. Can;t be beat no matter wich one you go to.

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State College Pa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Long lines Sunday mornings and during any "peak" times. Always thought it was funny that they dont take plastic, but there is an ATM inside. Have never had poor service or a bad meal.

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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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