Friday, October 28, 2005

Plenty of Waffling Here (or, Rebecca, Your Breakfast Is Waiting!)

When I wrote last week about eating pancakes at Josephs Two in Waltham, I mentioned that we go elsewhere for waffles. The lovely Rebecca was eager to hear more. So here goes:

In Tewksbury, right off I-495 (kind of near the Tewksbery/Lowell line) is a place called Vic's Waffles. We discovered it almost as soon as our arrival four years ago, because my husband's company put us up in an apartment in Tewksbury. (Nice place. Maybe roomier than our house. But I digress.) At the time, it was called TD Waffle (and it may still say that on the green "food" highway sign up on 495). Somewhere along the way, it became Vic's, but under any name, it's a great place for huge breakfasts at very reasonable prices.

I usually get the waffle (they're the large Belgian variety) with a slice of ham on the side. (If I remember correctly, that's the number 6--you order by number.) But that also comes with two eggs, any style. And yummy hash browns (or home fries, but I like my breakfast 'taters shredded). And toast. And, if you ask for them, you can get pretty good baked beans as well.

All this for about $6.50. I mean, jeez--you can't get anywhere near that much food (and nowhere near as good food) at a fast-food place. And the waitresses are nice, and they keep your coffee cup filled.

They also have an extensive menu of other goodies, including pancakes, omelettes, corned beef hash, and so on, but--as though compelled by a higher force--I always get the waffles.

A few things about Vic's: On weekends, it gets a little crowded, so be prepared to wait, especially after about 9:30 a.m. In true diner-like fashion, they're only open till about 2 p.m., though they start early. They only take cash, so bring real green stuff. (And for God's sake--it's breakfast. Leave a decent tip.)

I'd better stop now. It's getting late, and the word "waffle" is starting to dance in my brain...


Blogger Rebecca said...

Yum! Thanks Alison! It's true - we're always looking, and since we're early birds around here, beating the 9am rush is not a problem. I think this just may have to be our Sunday morning jaunt for tomorrow!

And - congrats on the Sidekick bit. Do they do a little review, or just link to your site? I saw that on Erin's site too - but when I checked it out, it just had links to your site. Did they write anything nice about you = I saw it the day after it was posted, so I'm not sure if just gets archived, you know what I mean?

7:52 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Thanks for the congrats! I think for now it's just links to the site (which is nice anyway). There may be some quotes in the print edition, too, but we shall see...

And I hope you enjoy your breakfast--you'll have to report back!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Mr. Liberty said...

You seem to be waffling on the pancakes.

I just hope that they are prepared with all the fixin's.

Do the waitress' call you hon, there? Every since I was 12, when a waitress says, "what'll you have honey" I believe her in love with me.

Waitress' are our highest form of restaurant life.


11:35 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

And breakfast waitresses even higher than that!

4:17 AM  

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