Monday, September 22, 2008

Waffle House

At our last mini-tweetup, I revealed that I had never been to a Waffle House. It's actually pretty shocking considering how ubiquitous they are. @ayse, @abbyladybug, @davidb and @kitch thought the situation needed to be rectified, so this evening we met at the one just off the I-40 278 exit, on 55. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, but I'm very fond of that kind of breakfast food. Actually, I'm pretty sure I like all breakfast food. That must be why I skip breakfast so often.

I got the All-Star breakfast special, which was way too much food for me, but I wanted to get a good sampling of what they had to offer. I was told by at least four people today that I needed to order the hashbrowns, which were great, particularly when they were really hot. It seemed as if I needed to order a waffle, since it was the Waffle House. I also got bacon, wheat toast and two over easy eggs. The bacon was really good, tender and flavorful. The tasty toast was pre-buttered so I didn't have to give into my health-conscious tendencies. (Yes, I do consider such things even with this sort of meal to add a little irony to my diet.) The eggs were cooked perfectly. The waffle was the first non-Belgian waffle that I've had in a good long while, but I enjoyed that, too. All in all, it was a fine meal and better than breakfasts I've had in some other local dining establishments lately. I wasn't expecting much at all from a culinary standpoint, but I will be happy to go back again.

The service was great, too. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and attentive. The company I was with, well... they were awfully inconsiderate by making me laugh as often as they did. Couldn't they tell I was trying to eat?!


  1. Yay! So glad you finally made it to WaHo, and I'm even gladder that you actually enjoyed it! :D

  2. Valerie1:21 PM

    You didn't say what time you went, but you must go at late-night and also again early weekend mornings. Different crowds, and such fun people-watching!

  3. You do realize that by having a picture of a tasty waffle right next to your likeness, you have vaulted your blog to the top of my son's list of favorite blogs. "It's a waffle!" and "it's Lenore!" reveal much happiness. ;)

    And ditto on the late night comment. My first Waffle House experiences were late night (the very first after an early 90s Grateful Dead concert). Great people watching, indeed!

  4. I lived an entire summer of nightly 2 AM Waffle House meals... actually, it was a Mister Omelette, bc the Mister Omelette in Hickory is better than Hickory's Waffle House, but that's another story.

    I drool for breakfast foods, particularly Waffle House waffles! (And Courtney's French Toast)...

    Any chance you and I will ever get to hang out in a Waffle House and down both some good conversation and some good breakfast grub?!

  5. Wahoo for WaHo! And dang, your description is so good I'm craving it all of a sudden. Totally agreed that the hashbrowns are awesomest when hot. Maybe next time I'll just get hashbrowns. Thanks for a funny/yummy night. :)