Jon Crispin's Notebook

Waffle House (again)

Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Family, Food, Travel by joncrispin on 21/01/2012

When Cris and I drove to South Carolina this year we left home late in the day and drove through the night as we usually do.  We always joke about the IHOP-Waffle House line and how it mostly mirrors the Mason-Dixon line.  The Waffle House breakfasts can be a bit on the greasy side, but there isn’t much choice on I-95.  We were amazed to find an IHOP near Florence, SC so we stopped and ate at around 6.oo am.  We got back on the road and a bit later we stopped for gas.  We laughed because it was the same exit where we ate at a Waffle House last year.  The sun had just broken through the clouds and the building looked great in the morning light.

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  1. Barb Garner said, on 21/01/2012 at 3:29 pm

    We Waffle Housed for the first time ever this xmas, in Knoxville. We thought it was pretty fun. Less “slick” than IHOP.

  2. Joni RR said, on 21/01/2012 at 4:59 pm

    I love seeing the Waffle House in your photo. I have so enjoyed all your wonderful photos and stories.

  3. Diane Rose said, on 21/01/2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love Waffle House and the closest one to me is in Pennslyvania. I always get the pecan waffle and bacon and that’s my favorite breakfast now, anywhere I go. A couple of years ago, on Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen on TV, one of the contestants had been a cook at Waffle House. She was great and even though she didn’t win, Gordon gave her free tuition at a chef school and promised her a job at one of his restaurants. I said, GO, WAFFLE HOUSE!

  4. Jayson Rowe said, on 21/01/2012 at 5:43 pm

    I work in Florence, and live nearby in Darlington. Cool to see this pic on here – what exit was it at (if you remember)?

    There is a Waffle House across the street from the IHOP also 🙂

    • joncrispin said, on 23/01/2012 at 9:19 am

      Jayson. Don’t remember the exit. It was really early in the morning.

  5. Sarah said, on 23/01/2012 at 11:12 am

    Waffle House is making its way up north! I have not seen an actual building but I have seen the sign for it off I-81S in Scranton, PA.

  6. joncrispin said, on 23/01/2012 at 11:15 am

    Sarah, more blurring of the IHOP-Waffle House line. Next time through Scranton, I’ll check it out. Thanks, Jon

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