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The Original Waffle Shop

1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
+1 814-238-7460
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“waffles” (56 reviews)
“home fries” (18 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have tried the other two Waffle Shops in State College and this was our first visit to the original Waffle Shop. We were not disappointed in the least. We had a short wait on a table and the line out the door formed behind...More

Thank Buckibbq
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stoped here late afternoon and food was great. We had a party of 13 and I must say they handled it well. I even got a Cobb Salad which was better then I expected (:

Thank tcarbone9
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived here or 15 years & I have never had a bad experience or meal at The Original Waffle Shop!!! Get there early is the key on a weekend. The lines move quickly, so don't worry if there is a line.

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we end up in State College in the morning or early afternoon hours, we like to eat here. I must say there has never been a time that we have not waited in line, but well worth the wait. Make sure you bring cash...More

Thank skennedy01101
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a regular at the Waffle Shop for more than thirty years. As always, the restaurant is clean, the staff is nice, and the food is consistently good. It is simple, the way breakfast should be. The blueberry muffins are huge and fresh, ask...More

Thank Faith L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original waffle shop on either N. Atherton or W. College ave are two of the best places to eat in State College! The food is outstanding and the service is speedy and friendly. They are not open for dinner but they do serve their...More

Thank PA-Innkeeper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place. Bring cash - no credit cards accepted - but there is an ATM inside. Best to get there before 8:45AM to avoid the lines. Also helps to hit it when college is on break! Waffles, thick cut bacon are A+. A family favorite.

Thank VealMarsala
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Original Waffle Shop has the best breakfast I have ever had anywhere, and I love breakfast. Their pancakes are the best - try the blueberry or pecan! The omelets are amazing! Their breakfast potatoes are not deep fat fried but cooked in a pan;...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is such a favorite that there's always a line. The good news is that even with a line, they get you seated very quickly. I always get the egg specials. My husband loves their pancakes. Their home fried red potatoes are to die...More

Thank tarnlake
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I had a waffle with loaded toppings. The fruit cup wasn't anything special, but the coffee is good. I think it is a bit overpriced, but still worth it.

Thank John M
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24 April 2017|
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Response from COBWEBAgent | Reviewed this property |
I would not use this restaurant for a gluten free option unless you are one member of a large party and have o choice. You could create a gluten free breakfast out of many of the side dishes. However, if you absolutely... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1229 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-7460
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