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The Waffle Shop

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364 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4748
+1 814-237-9741
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Waffle Shop on West College Ave. (near entrance to PSU golf courses) is the nicest of the three Waffle Shop locations in State College. Expect to stand in line on any weekend. They don't take reservations nor do they take credit cards . . . but an ATM is located in the lobby. Expansive menu, very generous portions, great... More 

Thank Publisher1109
South East PA
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160 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I graduated from PSU in 1982 and did not like this place. I got pushed to go and said okay. Everything we got was fantastic. I then found a while back the owners changed. Whatever the new owner is doing is great. I will make a point to go there every time I visit. Note, Cash only place. ATM machine... More 

Thank BerksPADad
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite breakfast places. And we are not alone! There is normally a line stretching out the door on weekends, but don't worry, it moves very quickly. It has a wide range of breakfast items. No specialty coffee (cappuccino or lattes). My favorite is the tomato bacon cheddar omelet served with home fries and a side... More 

Thank Christine E
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best breakfast/brunch in town. Great service, and consistent quality fare at reasonable prices. Visited the restaurant as a student, and recently returned with family. Sumptous brunch.

Thank travelreviewer714
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is very good and price is right. Plenty of parking space up front and around. Waiting time is not too bad early morning. Great for big group of people. Food portion is large and plentiful. Waffle with strawberry topping is one of the best in menu. However buttermilk pancake is also very good. I have not try omelet, but... More 

Thank Kamtorn S
state college, pa
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waffle Shop is unflinchingly popular amongst locals and seasonal visitors for Penn State football games, alumni, etc. on any given day, if you wake up not wanting to cook and not knowing what you want to eat for your first meal, the Waffle Shop is your easiest answer in town. I personally much rather make my own meal at... More 

Thank randocalrissian
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would love to congratulate the chief for amazing food he made! We came here during a vacation. We did have to wait a bit because it was the busy hour for the dinning service. But we got a table, friendly staff, great environment, and the inside of the place was clean! I could not have been anymore happier to... More 

Thank Janette D
State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Almost overload, but all good. I shy away from waffles or french toast, but go for eggs, omelets, hash browns, bacon...you get the picture, oh, and there is toast with most meals. Endless coffee refills and excellent, attentive service round things out. Reasonably priced too. Just be careful what time/day you go--lines can be out the back entrance.

Thank Tamarack97
State College, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You always know what to expect - the best breakfast items you will find in town. Great bacon, hash browns, pancakes, eggs - everything!

Thank deb10pink
Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We enjoyed a nice breakfast here. I think this is an "institution" in State College. It is a very busy place. It is only open for breakfast and lunch. There is usually a wait for a table. Sometimes the wait is longer than others but the line moves fairly fast. The food is good and the service is fast and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4748
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-9741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?