When I first started going there, the sign was partially out of order and it spelled out " affle House". My wife and I eat there often when travelling, and still affectionately call it the awful house When travelling and I am hungry, and I have to pull off the interstate for some petrol, and the choice is sit down for twenty-five minutes and eat freshly cooked burgers or breakfast at any hour, or go stand in line with 50 other people at McDonald's - Waffle House wins every time. I have had to sit at the counter and eat while a guy smoked a whole pack of cigarettes. So now I usually sit in the second-hand smoking section. I used to work with a guy who loved to eat at Waffle House, because it was the one place where he found it was acceptable to smoke while he ate. The clientelle often leaves much to be desired, but you can't beat the food for what it is. My favorite: two eggs over easy - soft yokes, wheat toast - dry, hash browns, and country ham steak ( the one with the "West Virginia engagement ring" round bone), coffee or unsweetened ice tea - depending on the hour of the day or night.