Waffles for breakfast are always a favorite no matter your age. Of course, you don’t have wait for breakfast to enjoy a good waffle. How about one served with ice cream or topped with chicken and gravy? Here are some of the best waffles in town — whether you’re eating them for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or dessert. So go ahead dive into the ultimate comfort food. Your belly will thank you.
726 N. 24th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Bridgid’s has been a neighborhood staple for many years. Be sure to stop in for the delicious Belgian stout waffle with Belgian stout beef stew. You can find the beef stew on Brigid’s daily menu, but if you are looking for waffles for brunch, then stop by the restaurant on a Sunday for its panko-breaded chicken with waffles topped with maple syrup.
The Continental Midtown
1801 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Stop by the Continental Midtown for brunch on either Saturday or Sunday for its amazing tiramisu waffles. The sinfully delightful meal is made with mascarpone cream sandwiched between two chocolate waffles, and topped with bourbon syrup. You can call this either breakfast or dessert, but either way, you will leave with a smile.
The Franklin Fountain
116 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you are looking for more of a dessert type of treat, then stop by the Franklin Fountain. The Old City ice cream parlor comes complete with old-timey uniformed servers, and the ice cream here is not to be passed up. While waffles are good, when shaped hot into cones to hold Franklin Fountain ice cream, they’re outstanding! Using Pennsylvania maple syrup and real vanilla, these waffle cones are baked fresh by the hundreds daily and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
700 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Speaking of comfort food, for the ultimate in this genre, Jones is the place to be. The fried chicken and waffles are a must at this 70s-style Stephen Starr restaurant in Philadelphia. The malted vanilla waffle dinner entree is topped with a special house gravy with a fried chicken breast and thigh. The dish is a favorite at Jones and the epitome of comfort food.
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926 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
For a twist on chicken and waffles, Supper makes it French with duck and waffles. Crispy duck leg with a pecan and sage waffle is served with cabbage and maple bourbon. Supper’s brunch waffle suggestion is the red velvet waffles with a sweet cream cheese mousse and toasted pecans, bourbon and cherries. You could go for a waffle overload and get them for an entree and dessert. Like they say, you only live once.
Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.