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Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

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American, Diner
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173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-929-9192
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Cicero, Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The Waffles and Pancakes were amazing, my kids loved them. While I had the Egg Florentine. For couples it's perfect but with a family of 5 plus it will sting the wallet a bit.

Thank Carlos A
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Whether your interest is bacon and eggs or pancakes or waffles or all of the above, you won't find better anywhere in the Triangle. And at a very reasonable price. The staff is amazing. They seem like a family. And they treat you like family. You can face a long line at times but it's worth the wait. During the... More 

Thank subdude57
Clemmons, North Carolina
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366 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

I spent many exam mornings doing last minute reading in this place as a college student. I recently came back for breakfast and it's as good as ever! They have counter seating in the front and a room with tables in the back. My favorite things on the menu are Big Jim's hash browns with Texas Pete hot sauce and... More 

Thank Andrei S
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I had very nice eggs and bacon with excellent hash browns. My wife had a delicious egg biscuit and my daughter had M&M pancakes which she enjoyed but were unbelievably sweet and very dry. Old style diner decor which I like. Staff were a bit cool and distant. I'd be back for the bacon and eggs but especially the hash... More 

Thank Shaaybo
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is very similar to Waffle House, but is better in a lot of aspects! My boyfriend is British, and as soon as he walked in, he compared it to taverns in the UK. When we ordered, food came out quick and hot. The waffle was not like a Waffle House waffle, even though they looked the... More 

Thank caitlinmariealfaro
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Ye Olde Waffle Shop with Big City prices. Nestled in Chapel Hill this place is run very much like a Waffle House. Everything came out quick and our order spot-on. The bill left a bad taste in our mouths. We had: Wife: Blueberry waffle with a banana. A fried egg and order of bacon, sweet iced tea, orange juice Me:... More 

Thank Wunrundun
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263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast here before the UNC vs Duke football game. Was amazed by the line to get in and even more amazed at how quickly they were turning over tables. The waffles are excellent and a must. Very nice job!

Thank Flfoodiegirl
Savannah, Georgia
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

We all ordered omelettes, and they were great. Service was excellent, food came out quickly and was nice and hot. Good grits, and the grilled biscuits with honey were yummy. Good place for breakfast!

Thank RedpepperPam
Maryville, Tennessee
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

They've put a Waffle House down the street, which is good for any time after breakfast because Ye Olde Waffle Shop will be closed. But if you're eating breakfast at breakfast time, don't even think about going anywhere else. There's no comparison.

Thank D28martin05
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate at the Waffle Shop on our last morning at UNC and it is truly worth the wait for a table that you'll most likely endure. The seating area is small, so coming early is always a good plan to ensure a table when you arrive. The waffles are clearly the main attraction, and are 100% worth ordering, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-9192

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?