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August 24, 2021  There’s no better way to start the day than with warm silky syrup drizzled over perfectly prepared golden waffles. In honor of National Waffle Day on Tuesday, August 24, we’ve rounded up a bevy of ridiculously delicious variations of the classic breakfast dish – ideal for foodies to indulge in while celebrating the special occasion. 

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Grubhouse at The Bourse Food Hall, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall, offers an extensive line-up of savory breakfast and brunch items including the noted Chicken and Waffles prepared with a choice of traditional or red-hot Nashville hot chicken, assembled on a homemade waffle, and topped with country gravy and bourbon maple syrup.  

Another fan-favorite is the classic Waffle decorated with either fresh blueberries or bananas, and coated with powder sugar. Waffle lovers can add sweet toppings such as Oreos, salted caramel, or chocolate chips for an additional $2.  

Guests may indulge in these dishes inside the food hall or al fresco on the fifth street patio overlooking historic Independence Mall. 

Hours of operation for Grubhouse are Wednesday through Friday 8 am – 1 pm and Saturday through Sunday 8 am – 1 pm.  

Hours of operation for The Bourse Food Hall are Monday through Thursday 7 am – 8 pm, Friday through Saturday 7 am – 10 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm. 

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 | 

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Red Owl Tavern, the neighborly yet sophisticated tavern adjacent to Independence Mall, offers a robust brunch menu fit with a toppling platter of Chicken and Waffles hand crafted with their signature buttermilk fried chicken, drizzled in hot honey, and placed perfectly on a homemade Belgian waffle.  

The savory special is just one of many brunch staples available for locals and visitors to enjoy during weekend brunch service.  

Hours of operation breakfast service Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8am – 11am, lunch service Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 12pm – 4:30pm, dinner service Monday’s 4:30pm – 9pm, Thursday through Friday 4:30pm – 10pm, and Saturday 5pm – 10pm. Additionally, Red Owl Tavern offers weekend brunch on Saturday’s from 9am – 4:30pm and Sunday’s 10am – 3pm. 

433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 | 

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Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, is serving up its signature Chicken and Waffle consisting of a twice-dipped buttermilk fried chicken breast, topped with herb butter, warm saccharine vanilla bean syrup, and served piping hot over a homemade waffle.  

This crowd-pleasing creation is available daily at any one of the four Sabrina’s Café PA/NJ locations. 

Fairmount | 1804 Callowhill St | 215.636.9061 | 

Collingswood | 714 Haddon Ave | 856.214.0723 | 

Wynnewood | 50 E Wynnewood Rd | 484.412.8790 | 

University City | 227 N 34th St | 215.222.1022 | 

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Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential resort, offers a traditional breakfast menu featuring its show-stopping Belgian Waffle composed of a freshly baked golden brown waffle, topped with whipped cream and silky maple syrup.  

Guests are invited to plan their next getaway at the luxe resort and indulge in Executive Chef Rodolfo Correa’s exquisite dishes – perfect for folks to enjoy for in-room service or on-site in the grand Main Dining Room.  

Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 7am – 10pm with breakfast service from 7am – 11am, lunch service from 11am – 5pm, and dinner service from 5pm – 10pm. 

401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | 

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Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River, has one savory, crispy golden waffle available on the weekend brunch menu – sure to impress the ultimate brunch-goer.  

Locals and tourists may dig into the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle prepared with crispy buttermilk fried chicken, placed on a fluffy waffle, glazed in cheddar-jalapeño sauce, and topped with tangy chili honey.  

Diners may enjoy this brunch staple while taking in unparalleled views of the Delaware River in the outdoor dining area, or indoors in the expansive space. 

Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm. 

50 S Main Street | 267.740.2691 | 

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, boasts an elevated twist on the traditional waffle for guests to try, with the Duck Wings and Waffles composed of a fluffy buttermilk waffle, fried duck wings, garnished with fresh lemon zest and spicy sambal, and topped with honey and maple syrup.  

Dinner service hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 – 10pm. Brunch service hours are Saturday through Sunday 9am – 2pm. 

121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | 

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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square known for its comfort food offerings and extensive brown sprits collection, boasts a brunch menu brimming with savory dishes including the Chicken and Waffle, prepared with crispy fried chicken, a bourbon batter waffle, and drizzled in maple syrup.   

Folks may dine indoors or outdoors as they dive into this hand-crafted soul food brunch dish. 

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 4 – 12am, Saturday from 11 – 12am, and Sunday from 10am – 12am, and weekend brunch on Saturday’s from 11am – 4pm and Sunday’s 10am – 4pm.  

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |  

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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, is known for its exquisite food offerings including the fan-favorite brunch dish the Waffle ($13), consisting of a house-made waffle and topped with vanilla honey yogurt and a delectable amaretti crumble. 

Waffle enthusiasts are welcome to luxuriate in this signature item indoors and outdoors on Urban Farmer’s sweeping patio overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 4pm – 11 pm, and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm.  

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | 

Urban Farmer Waffle








– Alexis Levant