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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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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
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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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank mwardgamma1
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Always a great breakfast. Cash only though. Fresh squeezed OJ, love it. Good service. They really need to offer real maple syrup though. Even if they charge extra for it. I always go to the Atherton St. location.

Thank DuBoisMoe
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

They have the best breakfast in State College. The food always arrives fast and hot. The staff and always very friendly and helpful.

Thank kkars2014
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great choices, great taste and great value. CASH ONLY! Gets very crowded. Stick to the ones on Atherton as original owner and better food.

Thank Amy S
Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The waffle shop cannot be exceeded in the quality and the attention to all the little things that make it the BEST breakfast restaurant. The orange juice is the best, bacon cooked perfectly, and home fries can't be beat. they pay attention to every detail... love this place.

Thank pack4321

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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?