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“Not as great as expected” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe
Ranked #36 of 272 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not as great as expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was a very mediocre waffle house, not any different from the chain-restaurant versions. Service was quick and cheerful but waffles were nothing exceptional. It is on a main street and I don't think it is worth the trouble of finding a parking space to make it a destination. I could see it more as a place for college kids

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Entirely forgettable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I'm sure Chapel Hill has its own "do not miss" local food joint but unfortunately this isn't it. Was visiting Chapel Hill for a weekend with my family (wife + 2 kids) and wanted some local flavor for breakfast. I wasn't looking for gourmet, just good quality diner food but with a local touch. Only waited 15 minutes for a table but food could have been from anywhere. Even the southern fare was disappointing--biscuits and grits didn't stand up to most chains. Overall, nothing was bad, just entirely forgettable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank William W
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Washington DC, USA
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A step up from other waffle homes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place has sort of similar decor to Waffle House but the food is way better. I got the M&M waffles which they are known for and of course I wasn't disappointed. This place is a crowd pleaser for many. A lovely fashion plate who appeared to be about 80 and sportin a stetson complimented me on my hair. Heck the atmosphere makes it well worth the trip.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best burger in town”
3 of 5 stars 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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North, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“College Diner”
3 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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