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“College Diner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Olde Waffle Shop

Ye Olde Waffle Shop
173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
(919) 929-9192
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Ranked #83 of 243 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
North, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“College Diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Be prepared to wait in line especially on the weekend.When you are waiting in line with a hungry stomach everything tastes great, but it's your average diner style food. The place is small so the tables are one on top of the other so it's difficult to get up and go to the rest room. The diner is really where the college kids bring their parents to eat before showing them around Chapel Hill. It's an eat and run place because they don't want you to linger so they can sit the guests waiting in line to be seated. I prefer a more quiet atmosphere when I have breakfast with my family.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“From the point of veiw of the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

this review was written by a 13 year old 5 minutes after eating at the restaurant:

this was the best breakfast i have had all week. then again, the only thing i have had to was mariot food but still it was delicious! when we walked in we were seated within 10 minutes in a line of 15 people which was incredible! Our drinks orders were taken within 1 minute of sitting down which was nice to get our drinks quickly! our orders were brought to us within minutes! i got the m&m pancakes and the hashbrowns! the pancakes wre to die for! the m&ms were distirbuted so you got some in every bite and the hashbrowns were the best part! instead of the bad hashbrowns when they just cut up the potatoes into quarters and throw them on the cooktop, they shred the potatoes and make a crispy outside on the potatoes on the cooktop. Now those were to die for! overall, everything was amazing and the srvice was impecible! it was fantastic! i cant wait to go back again!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Best breakfast in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Love the m&m pancakes and the breakfast potatoes!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“good food, good service, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Ate there this morning with my grandchildren, after not having visited Ye Olde Waffle Shop in more than a year. Food fresh, and tasty. Served quickly and with a smile. Noticed these older, poor reviews, so I wanted to put in an update.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good breakfast at a good price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

My husband and I ate here while visiting Chapel Hill. This is a "diner" - if you're expecting something more, you will be disappointed. That said, my mediterranean omelet was very good. The hash browns and waffle were just OK. The waitstaff was very friendly and we got our order taken and food out quickly.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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