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“Waffle shop more than just waffles” 5 of 5 stars
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Ye Olde Waffle Shop
173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
(919) 929-9192
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Ranked #46 of 233 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Mebane, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Waffle shop more than just waffles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

So you are in Chapel Hill and you want a quick breakfast or breakfast for lunch? GO HERE!!! Service is always pleasant and fast; surprisingly bigger inside than small storefront would suggest and the menu has everything on it for breakfast you'd want. Omelets? Yup. Pancakes? Yup. Hashbrowns (and they'll even make them dark)? Yup. I could go on and on but you get the idea. Mom and I love going the after an early doctors appointment. Those that pan this place are not taking the local 'color' into the equation. Much better than the chain. Some people just don't know local and expect everything to be like a big box!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not as great as expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was a very mediocre waffle house, not any different from the chain-restaurant versions. Service was quick and cheerful but waffles were nothing exceptional. It is on a main street and I don't think it is worth the trouble of finding a parking space to make it a destination. I could see it more as a place for college kids

Visited April 2013
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Entirely forgettable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm sure Chapel Hill has its own "do not miss" local food joint but unfortunately this isn't it. Was visiting Chapel Hill for a weekend with my family (wife + 2 kids) and wanted some local flavor for breakfast. I wasn't looking for gourmet, just good quality diner food but with a local touch. Only waited 15 minutes for a table but food could have been from anywhere. Even the southern fare was disappointing--biscuits and grits didn't stand up to most chains. Overall, nothing was bad, just entirely forgettable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, USA
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A step up from other waffle homes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place has sort of similar decor to Waffle House but the food is way better. I got the M&M waffles which they are known for and of course I wasn't disappointed. This place is a crowd pleaser for many. A lovely fashion plate who appeared to be about 80 and sportin a stetson complimented me on my hair. Heck the atmosphere makes it well worth the trip.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best burger in town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Not open for dinner. Decades of breakfast excellence means there are long lines to get into Ye Olde Waffle Shop on weekends. Good omlets, waffles, pancakes and maybe the best hamburger in town.

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