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Grid Iron Waffle Shop

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Belgian, Diner
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12 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1773
+1 973-821-5264
7:30 am - 3:30 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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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service a little slow for a mid morning trip Waffles make up for it though, loads of choice and a good spit for breakfast We Brits aren't used to the portions but managed it

Thank rfn76
South Orange, New Jersey
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waffle angle is unique, but the truth is the food it pretty average. In the end, it's not bad and is open and supports customers who want to meet or hang there. But the food itself I've had is like a diner breakfast with a waffle gimmick. Middle of the road.

Thank JohnnyeatsNJ
Brooklyn, NY
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We've been here for 95 minutes and have yet to be served our breakfast. Oh wait...it's now lunch time. I had to leave 3 times to feed the meter. Never again wasting my time at this restaurant. The dining area was smoky (fix the kitchen exhaust!) and some of our food was cold when it arrived at the table.

Thank Gaggy1
South Orange, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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170 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
American, Cafe, Belgian, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, 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?