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Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars 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
Cocoa, Florida
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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339 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For a blast from the past, visit Ye Old Waffle Shop. When you walk in you will see a string of waffle irons and the old fashioned grill area and counter of your grandparents. We enjoyed our meal here. Our booth was an homage to formica. You could film a Mayberry episode here in black and white. Loved the food... More 

Thank FredTravelVa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast was very good and right in the heart of UNC. Biscuit sandwich was great and pancakes were light and fluffy. Small seating area so get there early during school sessions or you'll be waiting.

Thank David C
Carrboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We eat here quite a bit, as we really enjoy the food and the wait staff is super friendly and helpful. That said, it's a bit difficult to navigate if you have medical equipment. The front half is diner-style with just bar stools up to the counter in front of the cooks. The bar stools don't seem mobile. There are... More 

Thank Katharine R
Atlanta, Georgia
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198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ye Olde Waffle Shop, right near the UNC campus, has delicious traditional breakfast food in an old-time setting. The service is excellent and the place impeccably clean.

Thank AndreLePlume
Greensboro, NC
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ye Olde Waffle is awesome! It's very popular among students, and I go with friends all the time. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Rachel S
Largo, FL
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Right downtown and easy to miss. Clean, fast and lots of options. Enjoyed our breakfast here. Looks crowded up front? Don't miss the big dinning room in the back.

Thank LargoLou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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: 19199299192

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