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“Best burger in town” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe
Ranked #52 of 277 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best burger in town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Not open for dinner. Decades of breakfast excellence means there are long lines to get into Ye Olde Waffle Shop on weekends. Good omlets, waffles, pancakes and maybe the best hamburger in town.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
North, South Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“College Diner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Be prepared to wait in line especially on the weekend.When you are waiting in line with a hungry stomach everything tastes great, but it's your average diner style food. The place is small so the tables are one on top of the other so it's difficult to get up and go to the rest room. The diner is really where the college kids bring their parents to eat before showing them around Chapel Hill. It's an eat and run place because they don't want you to linger so they can sit the guests waiting in line to be seated. I prefer a more quiet atmosphere when I have breakfast with my family.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ronmiller650
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“From the point of veiw of the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

this review was written by a 13 year old 5 minutes after eating at the restaurant:

this was the best breakfast i have had all week. then again, the only thing i have had to was mariot food but still it was delicious! when we walked in we were seated within 10 minutes in a line of 15 people which was incredible! Our drinks orders were taken within 1 minute of sitting down which was nice to get our drinks quickly! our orders were brought to us within minutes! i got the m&m pancakes and the hashbrowns! the pancakes wre to die for! the m&ms were distirbuted so you got some in every bite and the hashbrowns were the best part! instead of the bad hashbrowns when they just cut up the potatoes into quarters and throw them on the cooktop, they shred the potatoes and make a crispy outside on the potatoes on the cooktop. Now those were to die for! overall, everything was amazing and the srvice was impecible! it was fantastic! i cant wait to go back again!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank starfy101
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Love the m&m pancakes and the breakfast potatoes!

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1 Thank Ally C
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“good food, good service, good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Ate there this morning with my grandchildren, after not having visited Ye Olde Waffle Shop in more than a year. Food fresh, and tasty. Served quickly and with a smile. Noticed these older, poor reviews, so I wanted to put in an update.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank carolinanorte
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