Decatur, Georgia: Waffle House Museum

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Address:
2719 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA
Directions:
East edge of the city, on the south side of US Hwy 278/E. College Ave., a block east of its intersection with Arcadia Ave.
Hours:
W-Th by appt. Call at least 1 wk in advance. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
770-326-7086
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Waffle House Museum

Waffle House #1, restored as it was. Lovers of hash browns, here is your heaven. Historical marker out front.

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Waffle House griddles.

September 5, 1955: First Waffle House opens

September 5, 1955: The first Waffle House opened in Decatur, Georgia in 1955, and gradually swelled into a chain that spread its batter rivulets across the South. The original restaurant rebooted as a museum in 2008. Can't eat there, but you can sit in the booths, study the historical relics, and play the Waffle House jukebox, stocked with songs such as "Last Night I Saw Elvis at the Waffle House."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/05/2021]

Waffle House photo op.

Waffle House Museum

Thanks to your site I noticed the Waffle House museum was going to be open to the public once a month. We went last Sunday and were delighted by what we found. Lots of great photo ops and a tour by the daughter of the builder of Waffle House #1.

[Bam-Bam, 04/20/2010]

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Harding's Death RR Car, Duluth, GA - 16 mi.

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