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...