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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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Salisbury, Maryland
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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166 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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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1,473 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

Thank jehenson81
Oak Hill, VA, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for years and this is by far the best breakfast in Herndon they have very unique dishes as well as old standbys which are all done very well great service great atmosphere great place

Thank Joel E
Castle Rock, Colorado
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great little diner that can handle large groups but provides great service to everyone. Prices are reasonable and sausage gravy is excellent. The eggs are better over easy than scrambled.

Thank kc5cw

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?