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The Original Waffle Shop

1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
+1 814-238-7460
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“waffles” (64 reviews)
“omelet” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service (and quick), ample food, decent pricing...I am either a french toast guy or standard eggs, bacon, home fries, etc. Both are great here. Sometimes crowded, particularly on weekends, PSU football days, etc., but, if early enough, quickly seated and served. Endless coffee...

Thank Tamarack97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is THE place to go in State College for brunch. Only beware...if you go on a football weekend or Mother's Day or any other day that a lot of people are in and around town, you will likely wait. But the line does move...More

1  Thank schussles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never a bad meal or poor service in my eating there over the past 23 years. Glad credit cards are being accepted at the Original now. Hats off to everyone.

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. I try to eat there at least twice a week for breakfast.The poached eggs are to die for.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late breakfast yesterday. Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant has a really impressive list of choices of Waffles and Pancakes and eggs. We had the Eggs Florentine, French toast, Grilled cheese sandwich and vegetarian scrambled eggs. Everything was good. Definitely...More

Thank ORMum
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Hours from 5:00 AM to 2:00 pm. Service is fast even though it is very popular and sometimes has a line to enter. The food is great, always arrives hot and well presented. Recommend the mini-platter...More

Thank mhvm1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Waffle Shop is a State College staple, with a load of great foods, including but not limited to waffles. EXTREMELY busy on home game weekends, graduation, parents weekends, etc., so be ready for long lines, but they do turn over quickly. Used to be...More

Thank William K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great food, large portions. Always a good meal. Always busy but gets you in quickly and never have to wait for a coffee refill.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is a good place to have brunches with family and friends. Weekends are the best. Nest Eggs are my favorite. Their waffles are delicious and they have a good variety. A great breakfast place before starting on a road trip.

Thank Pratyush R
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I eat here a few times a month. Whether you want breakfast or lunch, their extensive menu provides for even the most picky. The food is fantastic and the wait time is impeccable. A hometown feel every breakfast place needs.

Thank Patrick B
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from CAS1482360 | Reviewed this property |
They have eggs, home fires yogurts and fresh fruit as well as breakfast meats. I do not think they offer gluten free waffles or pancakes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-7460
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