I'd never been to a Waffle House before. Not this location nor any other. I almost went in once before, but couldn't pull the trigger. Today I took the plunge.
Eating at the Waffle House is like eating at a small McDonald's. There are some tables so close to the kitchen that that you might brush up against the people cooking.
I got a booth by the window and started looking over the menu. A server came over and I ordered coffee. A few minutes later he came over to tell me they were making a fresh pot. I guess they were out of coffee at 2:30pm.
Regardless of the freshness, the coffee is junk. I guess now that we drink designer coffee at home, it's difficult to drink the regular stuff at places like this. I couldn't decide what to have. They have a lot of unusual choices; steak and T-bone, steak and pork chops, waffle combos. jump-->I wondered about wrestling with a T-bone on the small, formica table. Wanting to stray from my habits, I ordered the regular pork chop and eggs dish. The "regular" comes with 2 chops and the "meatlovers" comes with 3.
As I was waiting, the not-so-bad silence went away as someone fired up the jukebox. Horrifically loud and bad music filled the air; Freddie Jackson and Joe. And with this location right on Powerline Road, the view isn't so hot either.
The good news is that it didn't take too long. It's a lot of food for $6.59.
The eggs were competently made, with lots of hash browns and bad Wonder style toast. The pork chops were skinny and clearly made on a flattop grill.
I don't eat pork chops very often; restaurants charge as much for pork chops as they do for beef and it's just not worth it to me. They were actually pretty tasty, but I'd forgotten what a pain bone-in chops are to eat. Little strips of fat and gristle everywhere; it's an exercise in surgery. The hash browns were almost as good as iHop's; definitely better than the ones I'd gotten at the Plantation Diner last week.
The food was actually quite good; with 3 cups of bad coffee it came to $8.53; $10 even with tip. It's better food than Denny's or iHop, although Denny's is a nicer place to eat; if you can call Denny's nice. The Waffle House really is like eating at McDonald's