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Grid Iron Waffle Shop

American, Belgian, Cafe, Diner
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12 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1773
+1 973-821-5264
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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South Orange, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great waffles. They do not deliver, which would be very helpful. Nice variety but I would not order anything but the waffles

Thank sheshe2222
White Plains, New York, United States
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Popped in on a busy weekend morning. The place was packed with a wait. Servers are all college kids with no idea how to wait tables. However, the food was good and we made chit chat with other waiting patrons to pass the time. Between the wait and slow service we spent two hours here for breakfast.

Thank Kathy S
Eastover, South Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I had breakfast at this location. I ordered the whole wheat waffle with the bananas fosters topping. My friend had strawberries for her topping. Everything was delicious. The wait staff was a little slow but otherwise an enjoyable visit. I will visit again.

Thank Ericka H
Waterloo, Belgium
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had a fantastic Sunday breakfast celebrating my moms 83rd birthday at The Grid Iron! Though they do not accept reservations, we were given a good window to arrive by, and only had to wait five minutes before our party of ten was seated in the cheerful back room! The decor is happy and bright, just like the wait staff.... More 

1 Thank Kerry712
Staten Island, New York, USA
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

My daughter goes to SHU and raved about this place. I brought her back to her dorm and we waited 30 minutes to seat but then another 30 minutes sit in a corner. We left

Thank JOHN M
Maplewood, NJ
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

On one hand, this is a good place to get a reasonably priced breakfast. The waffle variations - stuffed, sprinkled, etc - are interesting but the stuffed waffles aren't quite as crisp as those that aren't. I tasted someone else's crepe which was fine. I recommend both plus the coffee. But I truly don't see this as being anything but... More 

Thank DianaID19
South Orange, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Sitting on South Orange Avenue amongst numerous eateries sits the best breakfast in town and maybe all of Essex County. Waffles and pancakes galore prepared in just about any way imaginable. My favorite is the biscuits and gravy, a country standout. Fresh waffles topped with sausage patties, sausage gravy and a fried egg. nestled to the best home fries for... More 

1 Thank pavlovich123
South Orange, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've dined at the Grid Iron Waffle Shop numerous times and it only occurred to me now that I have taken this modest sized, modest furnished, no frills restaurant for granted. My sincere apologies! My family has been a regular repeat customer at the Waffle shop more frequently than any other restaurant in South Orange. The service is prompt, Waffles... More 

1 Thank Albert N
Montclair, New Jersey
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I feel so lucky to have this waffle cafe in my town. The waffles are absolutely delicious. They are so good even my very very picky son will eat them. I've also had their omelettes and salads and they are also extremely delicious.

1 Thank Jill M
South Orange, New Jersey
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There's a big emphasis on waffles in the menu and they are tasty. Coffee and tea drinks are good. Very friendly staff!

Thank KathLor1927

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
American, Belgian, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1773
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-821-5264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?