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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 217
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Place for breakfast

One of the best places for breakfast in the State College area. All three locations have a great menus, good food and good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
David D
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State College
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State College
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places for breakfast in the State College area. All three locations have a great menus, good food and good service.

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Thank David D
Ramrod Key, Florida
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A Waffle Shop the #1 rated restaurant in State College? How can that be? Well I found out why today. I like places that serve breakfast and lunch concurrently. I had a remarkable Ruben Sandwich. Another person had the French Toast.. Huge portion and she ate every bite. My husband had ham and eggs with home fries. The fries were... More 

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1 Thank Buffypita
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come here for breakfast everything and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and they refill your coffee without having to be hunted down.

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Thank stef9371
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My coworker and I had a very tasty breakfast at the Waffle Shop. The pancakes were light and fluffy and her cinnamon apple waffle looked amazing! The only downside was the coffee. Watery and lacked any real flavor. Go for the food, but don't expect a great cup of coffee!

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Thank HRgirl0105
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular at all locations on weekends. Lines often are out the door on football weekends. Ample parking at Blue Course and Atherton locations. Food is good and the coffee keeps coming. All locations close by 3 PM.

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Thank Bill S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best breakfast in town. The waffles do disappoint. I had the banana nut waffle and it was delicious. The menu is rather large with other breakfast items in addition to waffles as well as lunch items. The staff was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend a visit here when in State College.

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Thank Kendra E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great breakfast if you can avoid the long line. We find the service excellent, the food consistently abundant and tasty and never leave disappointed. The manager or owner, not sure which, is on site and attentive and helps the staff keep things moving and everyone is always pleasant to us. Good food, good value, nice people, good service.... More 

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Thank RockCorp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast in this traditional American diner. Service is fast, friendly, and efficient. Pecan pancakes are excellent. Portions are large and prices are fair.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ate was excellent: home fries were perfectly cooked chopped red potatoes; eggs Benedict were the right consistency; omelet was chock-full of meats and mushrooms; and, the banana pecan waffle was light and fluffy. Can't wait to try more from the menu!

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Thank BobbyRubino
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I come back on recruiting visits, my only requirement is at least one stop at the Waffle Shop. Almost nothing has changed in 20 years, and that's fine with me. I don't know how they cook their thick cut bacon or famous red-skinned home fries, and judging by how good they are, I'm sure I don't want to ...... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?