1465 N Main St
Corner of Main and Alvin
Salinas, CA 93906
Waffle Shop in Salinas
We decided to stop by this restaurant recently and were not disappointed!
The restaurant is a freestanding building that is located on the corner of N. Main Street and Alvin. I’ve seen it a million times, but I’ve never actually eaten here before.
The Waffle Shop in Salinas has a very old school diner feel. When you enter the restaurant there are booths available on one side, and lots of tables with chairs on the other. The decor consists of various Americana and is similar to Grandma’s Kitchen out in Seaside/Monterey or perhaps the older Carrows restaurants. They were playing country music the entire time that we were there, but I’m not sure if this changes or is typical of the restaurant.
I ordered the sunrise special. It consists of a toasted piece of sourdough with scrambled eggs and ham, topped with their country gravy. The gravy was nice and peppery. I got my order with the country potatoes. I thought the special was great, and laughed because my friend Kat has a much more colorful euphemism for this type of dish. I also ordered the cherry waffle (pictured above) and it was a great classic waffle topped with cherry pie filling and whipped cream. We all shared it, and it didn’t last very long.
Felipe ordered this cheese topped omelette with linguica. I haven’t had linguica in a really long time, so I was just a teeeeeeeeensy bit jealous! He also opted for country potatoes as you can see.
We had a hard time choosing because there were a lot of really good options on the menu. The Waffle Shop in Salinas has lots of specialty waffles including a bacon pecan waffle, omelettes, various classic breakfast options, and even a lunch menu. I thought the prices were pretty reasonable.
The restaurant was very kid friendly because they have all the basic necessities (high chair, crayons) plus a “kids eat free” menu that you can order from on any weekday! I think that alone would bring us back when we decide to go out for breakfast next, but there was also no line to get in for breakfast. If you’re from around here you know that the line at breakfast shops can get pretty insane during peak times.
All in all, a great classic diner. Can’t wait to go back!
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