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Address: 2719 E College Ave, Open W & TH by appointment, Decatur, GA 30030-3917
Phone Number: +1 770-326-7086
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The only other Waffle House I remembered was in a little town I grew up in so I really enjoyed visiting the place where it all started. A lot of nice memorabilia and it really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 19, 2016
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Went here to waste time and ended up ordering a burger which I didn't really want but did eat. It was standard for the price. Quick service. Friendly staff. Would go again.

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Thank Victoria P
Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The museum is not open on a regular basis so check their website for upcoming events. I was there several months ago and lucky enough to meet one of the two guys who started Waffle House. It's a fun museum to visit and you will have a chance to take a photo or two.

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Thank Westgalady
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is the site of the very first Waffle House restaurant. One side is fixed up to look just as it did when it opened in the 1950s, including photo ops to pose at the grill or waffle irons. You can pick up souvenir menus and paper hats and also tour the recreated kitchen area. Next door is a collection... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went on WH anniversary so they were make waffles in the parking lot and giving away lots of WH schwag. The old pictures and memorabilia are interesting and kids loved playing in the kitchen.

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Thank CargoKitty
Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The hours on TripAdvisor show 10a-10p, but we went and they were not open. If you read down a few reviews, one person noted they are only open by appointment or a couple specific times a year, and other reviews confirm that they never see the museum open. So if really interested, call ahead before you go.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

The only other Waffle House I remembered was in a little town I grew up in so I really enjoyed visiting the place where it all started. A lot of nice memorabilia and it really took me back to my teen years.Reminded me a lot of the colonel Harlan Sanders museum of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Corbin,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

I have waited years to visit this museum and finally everything aligned for me to be able to do so. You can make an appointment or wait for their open house which they have about four times a year. Check the Waffle House website the museum has a link at the bottom of the home page. This is the actual... More 

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San Marino, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

I have not been here! But I like to eat at Waffle House Restaurants. I would have gone if I had known about it. I have a relative who worked for Waffle House. That street number makes me think that it is not near Decatur Square.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Yes, we did. We drove all the way from Florida to Georgia just for Waffle House's 60th anniversary. It was hokey but it was worth it. We showed up early and they were still setting up. NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND. I had visualized a long line but there were no other patrons but us to be seen, less than... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have passed this cute little place several times over last 7 years--it is like a museum for what a Waffle House used to look like but it is never open

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