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What to order at Waffle House?

I have never eaten at a Waffle House but have made plans to stop at one on a roadtrip to WV this weekend. I'm counting on all the Hounds who have a passion for WH to clue me in on the must-have's.

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  1. You have to try their hash browns! You can get them extra crispy and smothered in cheese, with onions & peppers - they have a whole section of the menu on hash browns alone. Good stuff!

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    1. re: lizrdkng67

      Definitely the hash browns - scattered, smothered, covered..i forget the exact nomenclature.

      And of course, uh, waffles...

      1. re: harrison

        Scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, topped, diced, peppered and capped.

        That is, I think, scattered (obviously, but that's just opening up the patty of potatoes so you can mix other things into them), onions, cheese, ham, chili, tomatoes, jalapenos and mushrooms.

        Personally, I go for scattered, smothered and covered...sometimes capped.

        The waffles are worth it. The chicken is solid.

    2. The waffles are great. There's a sweetness in the batter itself...I know people who don't even pour syrup on them. Just a little butter.
      The hash browns are great, too. Very customizable.

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      1. re: ajs228

        I love the waffles without syrup....and the hasbrowns with onion, chili and cheese.

        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          Janet, I see you've got a beagle. Me too. I guess even our pets are Chowhounds. Ba-dum-bump!

          1. re: ajs228

            I am literally laughing out loud here...............indeed they are :-)

            1. re: Janet from Richmond

              I have to add on to this one because of the beagle comment...I think mine would eat everything there is at a Waffle House... Lord knows he goes crazy whenever I cook bacon.

      2. Call me crazy (CRAZY!) but I LOVE their grits. Buttered, with a little salt and pepper...they're delicious and good anytime. Agree with the others on the hashbrowns, too.

        1. The pecan waffles, hands down!

          My, I miss the south :)

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          1. re: hypertomatoes

            Ditto on the pecan waffles -- I ate at a Waffle House for the first time this past weekend, and was happy with everything on my plate: a pecan waffle (pecans in the batter, not just tossed on top), eggs over medium, grits, and a side of hash browns covered and peppered...

            You can also get flavored syrup in your soda for no extra charge, although I would advise against getting the raspberry in a diet coke (tasted like cough syrup, although I should've known better...).

              1. re: jinet12

                It's been nine years since I've been to one, but the Pecan Waffles are delightful. Extra toasted pecans, no butter or syrup! Fabulous*~

            1. The hash browns, definitely -- scattered-smothered-covered-topped-whatever. I also like the fact that they serve raisin toast and apple butter.