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Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-929-9192
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“hash browns” (12 reviews)
“biscuits” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner
173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Ye Olde has good breakfast basics. Nothing too fancy, but a nicer diner than a Waffle House. The omelets are particularly good. I was recently surprised to see that their prices had risen fairly dramatically with no change to menu. They are even charging for...More

Thank sc2nc
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food , service , and my wife wanted to keep going back for the coffee. Similar menu to Waffle House , just better in every way !

Thank Greg C
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Stopped in while at UNC to p/u my daughter and her friends from a sports camp and was told they needed pancakes for lunch, so YOWS was our destination and we were not disappointed! We sampled their pancakes, plain & M&M (amazing), waffles, french toast...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you want a classic diner experience on Franklin Street, check this out. Sit at the counter, in the booths or in the back-. Sunday lunch during school can mean a line after church lets out but its well worth the wait.

Thank MarkPeifer
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been here about five times, as this is always my family's choice in breakfast. The m&m pancakes are amazing, the biscuits are amazing, the sausage is amazing. Eat here, you won't regret it!

Thank sam21avery
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
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....More

Thank subdude57
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...More

Thank Andrei S
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...More

Thank Shaaybo
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...More

Thank caitlinmariealfaro
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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