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Reviewed August 24, 2020

This is a rating from a serious food tourist who knows what a great breakfast is versus a poor breakfast. There were a lot of senior citizen locals in the restaurant for breakfast and they seemed to know the staff--it was the place for them...to be. The scrambled eggs were supposed to come with sautéed vegetables but the vegetables were uncooked. The tea was flat, it had no life, it was from old and stale leaves. The biscuit was cold. The hash browns were unseasoned and tasteless. We had to ask for napkins. I can only deduce that the locals giving this place high ratings have low standards.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020

Had their "Cinnamon Roll French Toast" special with ham. The toast was excellent. However, the thin slice of ham resembled something out of a food factory rather than an actual animal. I'll go with toast or sausage next time. Service was good.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 9, 2020 via mobile

Great service and food!! Friendly and appreciative staff! We were there the first they opened during pandemic. I would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 27, 2020 via mobile

Food was great(wide variety of choices, friendly waitress, service was remarkable, was in close proximity to my hotel. Will dine again

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

I've been to this restaurant for breakfast many, many times. And it never disappoints. It's a classic breakfast diner with classic breakfast food. The staff is always efficient and friendly and the food is exactly what you would want and expect. And there's lots of...food, too. Hearty portions. I had one of their biscuits the other day and it was unbelievable.....huge, warm, and tasty. The experience is low-key and comfy.....not pretentious or foo-foo at all. We love it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

The fact these guys have been around for nearly 50 years speaks to the quality of their offering and service levels. We went out of our way to eat breakfast here with friends and thought it was great. Breakfast plates here will set you back...around ten bucks apiece plus tax and tip, so you won't break the bank. We kind of saw these guys as a little like IHop, but a notch better on the food and service. Give them a try, you will like !More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

We usually visit this place when we stay with our friends who live in the area as it is a favourite of both of us. The food is hearty and warming and the service is the same; pick a big John's or a little John's...and experience a filling and tasty breakfast. Plenty of options on the menu so there is something for just about everyone to enjoy. The atmosphere is like and old fashioned and homely family kitchen and nothing like the plasticky chain restaurants that you so often can experience. We will certainly find the opportunity to go back here when visiting the area and can heartily recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Right at home feel. Exceptional service. All the classic breakfast options. Little John just right. Crispy bacon and hash browns with eggs and a homemade biscuit.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 10, 2019

When you step in and see the old-fashioned decor, the booths and tables, the pie slices on display, the seating at the counter, you think "old fashioned diner". You feel comfortable. When you're eating breakfast or lunch fare that's good but not avant-garde, the feel...of the place is important! We go regularly to VK and bring out-of-towners not for the food (it's good, not great) but for the atmosphere and the staff. It's like sitting in your grandma's kitchen.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Have only eaten here for breakfast, so I can't judge on lunch. I have also been here when the restaurant was super crowded, like on a Saturday morning. Service is great, waitresses have been here probably since the restaurant opened. Love their breakfasts, usually get...a mixture of eggs, bacon, hash browns and pancakes. I enjoy it and even when I'm in a rush, I can usually get seated, order, wait about ten minutes for my order to be cooked and then get it. I'm usually so famished by then that I'm scarfing down the food very quickly. Highly recommend this restaurant, but expect to have to wait for a table on a weekend.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Yes, Waffle King's Virginia Kitchen offers takeout services.

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  • Waffle King's Virginia Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5