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The Best Waffles In Columbus

When it comes to breakfast foods, this city really knows what it’s doing.

Nothing brightens up a grey Columbus day quite like a fluffy, delicious waffle. They’re like pancakes, except they’re obviously much happier. They come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

For a long time, I wasn’t sure if we had any waffles worthy of a Leslie Knope-level obsession, but boy was I wrong. Get ready to get your waffle on.

Tommy’s Diner

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About: A Belgian waffle served with butter and warm syrup will only cost you $6.50 at Tommy’s Diner. Not only is that pretty cheap when it comes to waffle prices in the city, but they’re also some of the best. Tommy’s frequently has special waffles on offer as well, so don’t be afraid to try something new!
Location: 914 West Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222

South of Lane Cafe

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About: South of Lane is a charming little neighborhood cafe in Upper Arlington, and in addition to their amazing waffles, they have coffee, tea, sandwiches, breakfast fare, and even retail goods. It’s a one-stop-shop kind of place. In addition to good old-fashioned Belgian waffles, they have a Peanut butter & bacon waffle sandwich that is incredible.
Location: 987 Guilford Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

The Pearl

About: You can only grab The Pearl’s Chicken & Waffles on the weekends during brunch, but that’s probably for the best. If you could eat this meal every day, you just might, and I have to believe that would wreak havoc on your overall health. Their southern style boneless fried chicken sits on a fluffy waffle, drizzled with a warm blueberry sauce and Ohio honey. Is that my stomach growling or yours?
Location: 641 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Winston’s Coffee & Waffles

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About: If you’re looking for incredible waffles somewhere a little off the beaten path, stop what you’re doing and head to East Market. There, you’ll find Winston’s Coffee & Waffles waiting to totally knock your socks off. I had one of the best waffles of my entire existence at Winston’s and I’m officially a lifelong fan now. Whether you want sweet, savory, or simple, they’ve got you covered.
Location: 212 Kelton Ave. Columbus, OH 43205 (East Market)


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About: SuperChef’s SuperWaffles are perfectly named. They are indeed super and once you’ve tasted them, you’ll definitely want to come back for more. They have several different kinds of waffles on the menu, including The Hulk, a bright green waffle topped with housemade sausage, candied bacon, egg, and cheese.
Location: 1344 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna OH 43230

The Original Pancake House

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About: I know what you’re thinking. “Chelsea, it’s called The Original Pancake House. And I hear you. But they also make a killer waffle! The Belgian blueberry waffle at OPH is like a little slice of heaven. That freshly made blueberry compote and whipped butter on top? Please, and thank you.
Location: 1633 W. Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

What The Waffle

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About: What the Waffle isn’t just a restaurant. It’s a social enterprise, provides training and employment to women that have aged out of foster care, helping them acquire valuable skills and build resources to create a stable life. Their waffles also happen to be delicious. The Waddy is the signature dish at What the Waffle. It’s a signature Buttermilk Belgian Waffle, topped with deep-fried, marinated chicken breast tenderloins and served with a warm peach cobbler sauce.
Location: 695 E. Long St, Columbus, OH 43203