I wrote a piece years back, after hitting a Waffle House shortly after 9/11. I recently dropped in on one on the Gulf Coast. BTW, I counted on a map, and there are about 30 in a 40 mile stretch along the coasts of MS and LA. Wow.
I sat at the counter, sipping my Joe, and indulged in some bacon and eggs, cooked as ordered, with a smattering of cheese on the hash browns.
If you haven’t been to a Waffle House, they are a chain across the South, with diminutive facilities, and a menu focused on breakfast, a few sandwiches, and a couple of entrees. If you’re so inclined, you can even get a T-bone there for around $10. Breakfasts run in the $3-$4 range. The chain is particularly proud of their hash browns, which you can ordered “smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, topped, or country.” The descriptions all refer to different add-on ingredients, and the taters are available in three different portion sizes. They have not come up with a word (unless there is a secret menu) which would refer to ordering the hash browns with all of those additions. They should.
My breakfast and coffee were just fine, they are big on consistency, and as such, a very dependable road stop. They have over 2000 locations in 25 states; they started in 1955 in Georgia.
The company hasn’t avoided controversy over the years, with a couple of religious and racial issues receiving some attention, but it seems behind them.
Find the one nearest you with their locator.
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