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Waffle King's Virginia Kitchen

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American, Diner
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450 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4513
+1 703-471-0808
07:00 - 15:00
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Herndon, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be really crowded but the line moves pretty quickly. The service is good. The food is average

Thank Skibob92118
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When i think of a local breakfast diner this place fits perfect, busy, friendly and good food done right.I have only ever had breakfast here and this review and rating reflect that meal and what I want when going out for breakfast.

Thank Kevin D
Salisbury, Maryland
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Well, the blueberry pancakes had one blueberry in them and a canned blueberry sauce on top. The menu is very meat-heavy--not even spinach available for an omelette. I was hoping for a florentine omelette--but no feta or spinach on the breakfast menu. We won't come back here for breakfast.

Thank DianaW528
Herndon, Virginia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've tried this place for breakfast and lunch, and it truly shines as a "greasy spoon" type old school restaurant for awesome eggs, pancakes and REAL hash browns. However - rating this "average" for lunch was being generous. Soup isn't bad (their seasonal Octoberfest soup was actually amazing), but skip the burger or tuna salad. condiments such as mayo and... More 

Thank M_Sear
Herndon, Virginia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Breakfast is my favorite meal... hard to explain why, it's not just the food, it is the ritual... the smell of coffee and eggs and bacon cooking conjures up memories of childhood when life was far simpler! So, my favorite choice for breakfast is Waffle King, a family-owned restaurant with some of the same staff for decades! Like Doris! Breakfast... More 

Thank Lancer57
Land of the Pharoah's
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168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We came by the VK after some friends had recommended it as one of the best places in NoVa for breakfast. We weren't disappointed. The servings are large and the price point is fair (breakfast entrees top out at ~$12). The servers were all very polite and quick to top off the coffee. Will be back to try some of... More 

Thank FredoftheWorld
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had planned to try this place for some time and last week, we finally got a chance to have lunch here before we went to a movie in Reston. The place has been renovated somewhat. It has that "old charm" look and clean. Reminds me of an old diner. We were seated tight but note, we... More 

Thank M D
Herndon, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Where can you find that salty Virginia ham and eggs or a unique turkey hash or fresh squeezed orange juice? This is an authentic local restaurant. If you love the chain places like Silver Diner this may not be for you, but if you are willing to try something a little different you will not be disappointed.

Thank Fred_Carew
Dulles, Virginia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

With Silver Diner and Amphora Restaurant within easy reach, you should dismiss Virginia Kitchen as an option. Service is efficient but gruff. Today's vegetable of the day, Green Beans, were apparently straight from a can. The potatoes were oily and the main dish a poor meat cut. This has been a consistent problem with Virginia Kitchen: it seems for a... More 

Thank C_Traveler_Dulles
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1,604 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This delightful little restaurant has been on my list of places to try for awhile. They are only open from 7am to 3pm (daily) so it made it hard to swing by after work (work near their location). But as I was leaving work early for the holiday weekend, I was able to order lunch to-go. The gentleman on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-471-0808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?