We are from the West Coast and had never eaten at a Waffle House before. The chain reminds me of Denny's. Their coffee was average but the waffles were very good. I had grits for the first time. Our server was tickled that we had never eaten them before and gave us culinary advice on how different people enjoy eating them (some put salt/pepper, some like them with ketchup, some put butter, etc) We tried all three methods. Bottom line -they didn't taste bad but I don't know if I'd order them again. I prefer hash browns.