Saturday, March 14, 2009

Midnight Dinner @ Waffle House

Where do you go to if you are travelling on the Interstate, in the middle of the night for some cheap and good food? WAFFLE HOUSE!! Yup, that's right. It's open 24 hours and you can order great diner food even at 3am in the morning! We were on I-78, heading from Newark to Pittsburgh when we decided to stop for some food. Sure, McDonald's is always open but nothing beats some good old fashion diner food :D

As you can see from the parking lot, there was only one car (ours!) in the front parking lot. We headed to one of the booths and the restaurant was almost empty. I think there were only like 2 or 3 truckers at the counter, eating their meal.

I just love how it looks like an old fashion 50s diner. With checkerd tiles on the floor and an open kitchen. One thing you can always find in a Waffle House is a trusty old jukebox at the corner.

You can choose to sit in a booth or just join the rest up by the counter.

The waitress was really friendly, just like how any small town diner waitress is. Since it was in the middle of the night, there were only two people working. The waitress and the cook. I like how they didn't give us that "whatcha city kids doing in our part of the town" look. She gave us our menus and took our drinks order. Of course we ordered the famous Waffle House Freshly Brewed "Alice" Sweet Tea ($1.40).

Their menu is a two sided menu, one for Breakfast and the other for Lunch/Dinner. You can of course order from whichever side that you want, any time of the day.

Kevin looking super bored and hungry. He just can't wait for the food to arrive! :P

I ordered the Grilled Texas Bacon Steak Melt Plate ($6.80). It's chopped steak, bacon and cheese in between two thick slices of white bread. It also comes with a huge side of hash browns! Really really yummy.

Kevin had the Grilled Texas Bacon, Egg and Cheese Melt Plate ($5.35). It also comes with a side of hash browns. It's so yummy he couldn't wait for me to take a photo of it. He already started eating half of the melt when I took the photo! He also ordered a biscuit with sausage and gravy to share. I didn't manage to take a photo of that cos we were too busy eating when it came for me to take out my camera and start snapping photos again (bad blogger, I know :P)

I also love the sauces they have on every table. They do not have some cheap or generic kind of sauces but only the best and branded ones. The sauces range from Heinz ketchup to Lea and Perrins sauce to Tabasco sauce. They also have Heinz Mustard, BBQ sauce as well as Maple syrup! What a selection!

We just love Waffle House! They serve good, hearty and affordable meals...anytime of the day! We would always try to stop by one of the Waffle Houses on the Interstate every time we are driving back to Pittsburgh. Too bad there aren't any Waffle Houses near where we live!!

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