Not too long ago, I was addicted to Showtime's Dead Like Me. It was a show about a girl named Georgia Lass who was mortally wounded by a falling toilet seat from the orbiting Mir spacecraft. I know, what a way to bite the bullet. So Georgia goes around as a grim reaper taking souls just before they died. Sadly the show only lasted 2 seasons. I do have it on DVD, so I guess I can keep watching it. They did have a reunion show of sorts a few years ago; but it just wasn't the same. There were 4 grim reapers who regularly met at Der Waffle Haus with Rube, who was the leader of sorts. For that very reason, I have always looked at the Waffle House in New West with fond memories of Dead Like Me. Of course, the place has no resemblance to the restaurant in the show other than name only. But hey, just let me do the nostalgia thing...
I brought along some people to see if the place lived up to its name today and no, there were no reapers among us. But there were eaters! So with a place like the Waffle House, you think everyone would have waffles right? Wrong! There's no diversity with that. So we gave the other "syrup is your best friend" items as well starting with the French Toast with bacon. Well, the French toast was not bad. It had a decent amount of egg and was soft. It came with 2 strips of crispy bacon that was probably fried a bit too long. For myself, I had the Pancake Breakfast which included 2 meats, hashbrowns, and 2 eggs. The pancakes were alright. Not exactly fluffy; but not hard or chewy either. Definitely acceptable. I asked for the eggs to be over-easy and they were perfectly prepared. The sausages were sausages, at least they were cooked properly. I wasn't a huge fan of the cubed hashbrowns. They were a bit hard and not that crispy.
For some inexplicable reason, Shorty went for the Chicken Strips and Fries. It was served with garlic toast and coleslaw. Well, these were properly prepared Sysco products. The coleslaw was actually not bad being crunchy and dressed with just enough tangy mayo. Finally, we have a Waffle! It was a relatively thin waffle that was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Not a bad waffle, just nothing really special about it. Thus, I will talk about the Berry Waffle instead since it was more interesting. With an obscene amount of whipped cream, this only made the waffle mushy. The use of frozen strawberries did not help the cause. The moisture penetrated the waffle all the way through and essentially made it inedible. Decent waffle, poor execution of toppings. The food in general was pretty average at best. However, it wasn't terrible. In fact, it does do the job if one was looking for breakfast and wanted to avoid the chain restaurants. So if your expectations are not too high...
- Friendly staff
- Okay pricing I suppose
- The waffles ain't bad, the toppings could be better
- The place is stuck in a time warp from the 80's
- Waffles are okay; but for a place that is named as such...