Waffle House

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

  1. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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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...
     


  2. 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.
     


  3. Carey

    Carey Senior member

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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.
     


  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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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?
     


  5. 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
     


  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    The clientelle often leaves much to be desired, .

    Undoubtedly, given WH's evident popularity among the SF crowd.
    [​IMG]
     


  7. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    I practically lived at WH when I was in studying for my undergrad in Atlanta. Where else can you get a deliciously grilled chicken sandwich with harshbrowns and unlimited coffee for under 6 bucks? Oh, and you can get this 24/7. I ate that stuff at least 3 times a week. I've never seen a WH closed for any reason. We liked WH so much we had their CEO on our school's Board of Trustees. He also spoke at my commencement address (though not the main speaker). I make it a point to visit a WH whenever I go to Atlanta. I'd still be all over WH if they had branches in the NE.

    P.S. I also recommend a double of harshbrowns and pour a cup of chilli on top. Perfect munchies after driking. The sweet tea is addictive too.
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I practically lived at WH when I was in studying for my undergrad in Atlanta. Where else can you get a deliciously grilled chicken sandwich with harshbrowns and unlimited coffee for under 6 bucks? Oh, and you can get this 24/7. I ate that stuff at least 3 times a week. I've never seen a WH closed for any reason. We liked WH so much we had their CEO on our school's Board of Trustees. He also spoke at my commencement address (though not the main speaker). I make it a point to visit a WH whenever I go to Atlanta. I'd still be all over WH if they had branches in the NE.

    One here has to close sometimes because of shootings/ugly incidents/etc. But the hashbrowns are good.
     


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    DNW Senior member

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    One here has to close sometimes because of shootings/ugly incidents/etc. But the hashbrowns are good.
    Probably just to mop up the blood so people won't slip and fall. [​IMG] WH rulez! [​IMG]
     


  10. lawyerdad

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    Somebody needs to lock this thread, I'm getting major food envy.
     


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    Reggs Senior member

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    When I was in TN I would come home after high school and shower then take a long nap. I was up most of the night and every now and then someone would IM me "I cant sleep, want to go to WH?" at 3am. The best part about it is that it's open 24/7.
     


  12. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    I LOVE the Waffle House and its close cousin - the Huddle House. Embodiment of everything good and bad about the South.
     


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    When I was in college, I used to go to Waffle House all the time. My friends and I would pull all-nighters in architecture studio and have breakfast at 4 AM there.

    They have these plates that are oval shaped with "Wafle House" written in wavy writing that looked like a cheesy Halloween font. We used to jokingly call those "scary plates."
     


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    I found a photo of their menu online for those of you really missing the best chain restaurent to ever exist!

    [​IMG]
     


  15. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    arrrgh...so evil with the menu...

    seeing as this IS a forum on fashion, all i wanted was a Waffle House t-shirt with the black on yellow "Waffle House" against a white background.

    but no, there's this instead:

    [​IMG]

    and the other choices aren't that much better:

    http://www.realtree.com/store/category/40/startat/1/s/0

    -Jeff
     


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