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“Make sure you are going to one of two "Original" Waffle shops” 5 of 5 stars
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Waffle Shop The
1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
814-238-7460
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Ranked #2 of 213 Restaurants in State College
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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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“Make sure you are going to one of two "Original" Waffle shops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Judging from the reviews of the Waffle shop in downtown State College, few are paying attention to which Waffle Shop they are reviewing. There is a HUGE difference folks. Make sure you go to either this one or the one on WEST College Ave - not East College ave - which frustratingly has all of the good reviews (except for mine). The one downtown is awful. It is not owned by the original owner any longer - and it shows. This one - on North Atherton and on WEST College Ave are excellent. Always friendly staff, great food and served fast and efficiently. The locals know which ones are the good ones - but apparently some of us are not reading addresses. This place could write a book about well trained staff - both wait staff and kitchen staff. One morning we were standing in the line that was out the door. An SUV pulled up, and a kid hoped out, looked at line and got back in and told mom and dad - too long of a wait. We knew it could not be a local. The line - despite being out the door - was maybe 10 minutes. Tops. They know how to turn tables and I have never felt rushed. There is no better place for breakfast anywhere in State College. Just make sure you are picking an 'original' waffle shop.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PA
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“Excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Wonderful food and fabulous service. Staff is very efficient at seating everyone. Waffles and french toast were wonderful. The wait staff is very good. Very quick to take order and food came out quickly. Coffee was refilled often. Make sure you take cash as that is all they accept!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Where State College Has Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This has been a game day tradition for us for many years.--and for many Penn Staters. One is never disappointed at the food. You may well wait to get in (expect to wait on a Saturday or Sunday), but the line usually moves quickly and the service is top rate. Large portions and great pancakes, waffles, and homefries. It always comes hot and fast and there's always someone to top off your coffee even though the place is packed. My family and I have been coming here for over 30 years. Note that this location is cash only.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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“Best Breakfast InTown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The WaffleShop has fresh, delicious food.
The OJ is fresh squeezed. The waffles are huge, covered in fruit and whipped cream or you may choose one of the many syrups on the table. The omelets are huge and come with many sides. The pancakes are some of the best I have ever had. The potatoes are sliced and cooked with just the right amount of flavor.
If you want a good and filling breakfast without breaking the bank, this is the place to go.
The ONLY downside is that you will have to wait for a table. If it is a home football game weekend the line will be around the building. They do get you seated remarkably fast.

Visited September 2013
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