Wild About Waffles: Best of the Carolinas

If you have been looking for a reason to indulge in some delicious waffles, look no further than March 25th which is International Waffle Day. Luckily, you don't have to go far to enjoy this sweet treat. Check out these Top 10 Best Waffle joints of the Carolinas:


#1 — Head to Dame's Chicken & Waffles with locations in Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina to experience Southern fried perfection. Dame's offers world-class comfort food combinations that will make you swoon with delight. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Dame's waffles and authentic Southern fare may make this your go-to waffle joint. 


#2 — Kiki's Chicken & Waffles in Columbia, South Carolina is the first restaurant in the Midlands of South Carolina dedicated to serving classic chicken and waffles. Kiki's opened its doors in 2012 with its signature dish of four crispy chicken wings served atop a warm Belgian waffle. They also serve a variety of home-cooked meals from smothered pork chops and salmon patties to fried green beans and sweet cream corn nuggets. Save room for their famous red velvet waffle topped with cream cheese frosting.


#3 — Serving the best soul food in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mr. Wonderful's Chicken & Waffles offers a contemporary Southern fusion twist on your classic favorites. Their welcoming and friendly staff can walk you through the varied menu options. With dishes like waffle sandwiches, waffles with pork chops, and even wings with their signature "Sweet Jesus" sauce, let Mr. Wonderful's blow your taste buds away. 


#4 — Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina serves breakfast and lunch all day long, so you don't have to rush to enjoy their tasty waffles. Open 7 days a week; Johnny D's offers omelets, waffles, pancakes, French toast, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Johnny D's even has an on-site bakery serving fresh pastries, biscuits, and other delectable goodies. 


#5 — Foodies know that any successful restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina is probably going to have fabulous food. King Daddy's Chicken & Waffles in West Asheville is no exception. With various chicken and waffle combinations from gluten-free to vegetarian options, King Daddy's has something to please every palate. 


#6 — Located in the food capital of the world in Charleston, South Carolina, the Early Bird Diner provides the best gourmet home cooking in the Lowcountry. In addition to their famous chicken and waffles, you can also sample their fried pork chop with pepper jelly, shrimp and grits, and any number of fresh daily specials. Don't be deterred by the line out front; the food is definitely worth the wait. 


#7 — Big C Waffles in Durham, North Carolina specializes in gourmet waffles with mouth-watering varieties like the bacon, egg and cheese waffle, the Thin Mint Waffle,  and even the donut waffle, just to name a few. Big C Waffles promises a life-changing experience once you try one of their creations. Save room for Uncle Wayne's fried chicken and Granny B's Kool-Aid while you are there. 


#8 — Head to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina to Charleston's Cafe for Sunday brunch 7 days a week. A breakfast tradition since 1986, Charleston's Cafe has one of the most unique breakfast menus around. Locals and visitors alike flock there for their famous cinnamon sweet tea, attentive wait staff, and of course their to-die-for waffles. 


#9 — Beasley's Chicken & Honey in Raleigh, North Carolina boasts a menu filled with childhood favorites. Owned by celebrated Southern chef Ashley Christenson, Beasley's Chicken & Honey offers classic favorites with a twist as well as an assorted cocktail and beer menu. Their signature dish of chicken and waffles with honey is a combination that you won't soon forget. 


#10 — Opened in 2004 with the intention of creating a restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere with high-quality food, Stacks Pancakes of Hilton Head, South Carolina does not disappoint. Stacks uses only high-quality ingredients to maintain their excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Stacks signature dishes include waffles, crepes, eggs Benedict, and many other classic breakfast combinations.

Prepare for your waffle adventure with a visit to your local AAA Car Care location for all of your car maintenance needs, including battery checks. Contact your local AAA travel agent to help make your waffle hot spot planning easy with hotel discounts, reservations, TripTiks — AAA's exclusive travel planner — and AAA's Mobile App. Before leaving town, make sure your home is secure, and that you are covered with the right vehicle and homeowner's insurance for any unexpected situation. You can easily manage your AAA membership online, or call 1-866-593-8626 while on the road.

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