Monday, November 21, 2016

Waffle House – Lenoir City Tennessee

OK…we admit it!  We like the down home feel, the down home folks and the food from the griddle at Waffle House Restaurants.  Whenever we go on any trips, at least one road stop will be at a Waffle House for breakfast or lunch.

Despite our bias, Waffle House locations do vary.  They can range from clean to greasy and the service can be haphazard too.  However, the food is pretty much the same no matter which Waffle House you visit.

This is an older Waffle House and it’s located behind a motel just off of I-75 on US Hwy. 321 in Lenoir City Tennessee.  We’ve eaten here a couple of times but it’s been at least 3 years since our last visit…

The interior of Waffle House restaurants don’t vary a lot.  They are basically ‘diner style’ with a counter and a number of booths.
Waffle House was founded in an Atlanta Georgia suburb back in 1955.  One of the co-founders was working for Toddle House Restaurants at the time.  There are now more than 2,100 Waffle House company or franchisee owned locations in 25 states across the USA.  All Waffle House Restaurants are all open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…

For some fun and interesting Waffle House factoids, you can go to  By way of example, Waffle House Restaurants serve 238 orders of hash browns per minute and they’ve served 2,501,866,574 eggs since 1955.  

If you’ve never been in a Waffle House Restaurant, these photos show the front and back of their colorful menu.  While the focus is on breakfast, they do serve a lot of hamburgers and T-Bone steaks. (I’ve never tried one of their T-Bones…so the next time I’ll just have to go for it!)

Laurie went for the Texas Bacon, Egg and Cheese Melt Sandwich with Hashbrowns and onion added in. ($7.00) She doesn’t usually go for a breakfast sandwich but she reported that this was a good sandwich…the kind that I would really go for!
Waffle House serves a lot of hashbrowns and they can be ordered in different sizes. (Regular, large and triple) They can also be ordered with onions, cheese, ham, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, grilled mushrooms, Bert’s Chili or sausage gravy or any combination of the above.  You can even go All the Way! (Pass the Rolaids)  

I went for 2 eggs over easy with a large order of hashbrowns, toast and sausage patties. ($7.25) I’d never ordered the large hashbrowns before and I will admit to a ‘carb coma’ after finishing this huge order with my breakfast!  We love Waffle House hash browns but we both forgot to ask for them the way we like them best…extra crispy. 

You know what you’re going to get at a Waffle House.  Consistency is the word.  We enjoy their breakfasts and their burgers as well.  For those health conscious diners out there, you will note that the calories are listed adjacent to each menu item so you can pick or chose your level of ‘heathy’ dining.

We were happy with our breakfasts as well as with our service.  This Waffle House (#506) is located at 1116 US Hwy. 321 (I-75/Exit 81) in Lenoir City Tennessee.  Phone: 865-986-9200.  The company’s website can be found at  

Just click on any of these photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for breakfast!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. We don't have any Waffle Houses here in Montreal, Dave. Well, we have some waffle restaurants, but not this particular one. Both yours and Laurie's dishes look quite nice and the ambiance seems warm and friendly. I love the colourful look of their menu, too!

  2. Wow - you're posting about Waffle House - actually, as a breakfast food lover, it is one of my favorite places, especially for hash browns. Your meal is right up my alley.