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Waffle House

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Kasper, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    When I have to travel down south for work my favorite places to eat and hang out is at the local Waffle House. I eat any number of things there but my favorite is their smothered and covered hashbrowns and their raisin toast.
    I never fail to make a conversation there even at 1am. Anyone else have any experiences with this chain?
     
  2. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Madam, we must have waffles! We must all have waffles forthwith!
    [​IMG]

    It's a great place. Has a wonderful outposty feel to it.
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I loved it when I was travelling. Took my wife there once and she swore she would never set foot in the place again.
     
  4. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I love waffles, but only if I make them at home. Have some great recipes.
     
  5. Edward Appleby

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    I love waffles, but only if I make them at home. Have some great recipes.
    Have you ever tried a Waffle House? The texture is damn near perfect.
     
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    odoreater Senior member

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    I've been to two Waffle House restaurants. The first one I went to was shit. The second one was one of the most amazing breakfasts I've ever had. Moral of the story, if you go to a Waffle House and you don't like it, give another Waffle House a shot.
     
  7. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Having had a proper Belgian waffle I have decided that all other waffles are no longer worth eating.
     
  8. gamelan

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    yes yes yes yes yes Kasper! the Waffle House freakin' rules!!! i was doing a lot of travelling for business in '05 mainly to Atlanta, GA and Arlington, TX and i became addicted to the Waffle House. i had a good 20-30 meals there in 10-15 different locations. i'm sure the food will kill me but it was consistenly good at all the locations.

    the hash browns are great as are the waffles. i also like the little hamburgers they sell.

    most memorable experience was a Waffle House in Tucker, GA. i went in with a friend around 7pm and it was relatively empty. one of the cooks asks us if we want to hear a song. we say "Sure!" and he breaks into this accapella rendition of a Waffle House song which i'm not sure if he wrote or what. but it was freakin' great.

    alas, no Waffle Houses in CA and it's a privately owned company so no buying Waffle House shares.

    -Jeff
     
  9. Stax

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    scattered, smothered, covered and chunked
     
  10. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Have you ever tried a Waffle House? The texture is damn near perfect.
    2 Hours Ago 03:20 PM

    I'm glad you like them. [​IMG]
     
  11. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Have you ever tried a Waffle House? The texture is damn near perfect.
    2 Hours Ago 03:20 PM

    I'm glad you like them. [​IMG]

    That must be the most inscrutable emoticon I've ever seen used. I'm simply saying don't knock it 'till you've tried it.
     
  12. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Edward, it doesn't seem like we agree about too many things, does it? I repeat: I'm glad you like Waffle House.
     
  13. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    most memorable experience was a Waffle House in Tucker, GA. i went in with a friend around 7pm and it was relatively empty. one of the cooks asks us if we want to hear a song. we say "Sure!" and he breaks into this accapella rendition of a Waffle House song which i'm not sure if he wrote or what. but it was freakin' great.

    -Jeff


    That sounds like just the type of thing that would happen at a Waffle House. I think I have been to that one in Tucker GA but can't say for sure. Once in Conway SC I came just at the right time as it was an hour before the shift of my waitress (Rachael) ended we got talking and she ended up asking if I wanted to see her family's small farm which I did and even picked some peaches, after I had dessert with her family. Well I haven't been there since but think about that experience alot.

    Anyway I also like their pattymelts, but more than the food its something about the atmosphere that keeps me coming back.
     
  14. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    Anyway I also like their pattymelts, but more than the food its something about the atmosphere that keeps me coming back.


    totally. i always sit at the counter and the cooks/waiters/waitresses just seem like someone that could be a friend/sister/brother/aunt/uncle/etc. really really friendly people with no attitude. and it was like that at ALL the Waffle Houses i've been to without exception. love the jukeboxes too with the oldies still on them. oh yeah, the fact that the food is cooked there right in front of you is also a nice touch. yep, no bones about that tub of lard that the cook occasionally dips that spatula into. good stuff!

    ugh, so missing the Waffle House now.

    -Jeff
     
  15. Kasper

    Kasper Senior member

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    totally. i always sit at the counter and the cooks/waiters/waitresses just seem like someone that could be a friend/sister/brother/aunt/uncle/etc. really really friendly people with no attitude. and it was like that at ALL the Waffle Houses i've been to without exception. love the jukeboxes too with the oldies still on them. oh yeah, the fact that the food is cooked there right in front of you is also a nice touch. yep, no bones about that tub of lard that the cook occasionally dips that spatula into. good stuff!

    ugh, so missing the Waffle House now.

    -Jeff


    I am a counter person myself. You could always drive to AZ, I think they have locations there. I hate when I have to travel for work to the Dennys only states. I think I need to renegotiate my contract to put some Waffle House provision in it.
     
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    I try to hit up a Waffle House each time I visit relatives in Baton Rouge since it's really my only excuse to visit the South. Back in L.A. the only waffle worth eating is at a gas station-converted coffee place near Lake Arrowhead called the Lake Gregory Coffee Co. Batter from scratch with a taste worth the 90 min drive out there, no question. Only served on weekends and usually not during the winter...
     
  17. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    +1 on Waffle House. Although it won't help your LDL count, it's definitely good eats.
     
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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  19. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Haven't been to a WH in years, but can anyone confirm that all the songs on the jukeboxes are about WAFFLES?
     
  20. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    Haven't been to a WH in years, but can anyone confirm that all the songs on the jukeboxes are about WAFFLES?

    there are definitely songs about waffles and the Waffle House but not all of them. most of the others are old school R&B from the 50s/60s.

    -Jeff
     

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