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Original Waffle Shop

1610 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-2717
+1 814-235-1816
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (7 reviews)
“omelet” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1610 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-2717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here with a party of 6 at noon on Sunday. We knew we would be in for a wait and didn't mind standing in line. However, we apparently weren't doing that right. My wife was chastised for stepping out of line (mind you,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a former resident, and now visitor, we always enjoyed coming here when Penn State students’ classes wrapped up. Definitely shortens the wait time. The food is always fresh, flavorful, served with a smile, and the prices continue to be reasonable. When home visiting, I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FreqTrav704
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Got the chicken and waffles. Chicken is in a gravy sort of like “chicken and dumpling” but served in a bowl to put on your waffle...very good and would do again. Coffee, service and other traditional breakfast options were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank StheReviewer
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Not a breakfast fan. Their coffee is excellent, enough forms of pancakes, waffles and omelets, which if you like breakfast is great. I just don’t. I came, tried, and I am glad to know I just don’t like breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank walrathjrj
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We went here for breakfast on our way out of town and it was great. Service and food wonderdul and so glad we did it we need to do this every year.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank tallulah94
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are in the State College area a must stop for breakfast as well as lunch are the 2 Original Waffle Shops on West College Avenue and North Atherton Street.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DoctorF409
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Waffle Shop is a State College staple, with a load of great foods, including but not limited to waffles. EXTREMELY busy on home game weekends, graduation, parents weekends, etc., so be ready for long lines, but they do turn over quickly. Used to be...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank William K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is a saying "fast, good, and cheap - pick two. Well in the case of the Waffle Shop you get all three. You get seated fast when there is a line, you get a variety of excellent selections, and the cost is inexpensive. Everyone...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mcloquasto
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The Omelets were wonderful. We visited there with the former President of the Pennsylvania University, who highly recommended the restaurant for breakfast. Good choice! The service was excellent, and the prices were very fair. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JMfromIndianLand
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch. It is a “stand in line “ restaurant on weekends. Worth the wait. Excellent service and excellent food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lehighlu72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-2717
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-235-1816
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