Want to walk on the wide side with your waffles? Check out Wild Eggs. Their spicy Wild Chicken and Waffles is a can’t-miss: a seasoned chicken infused waffle served with a Nashville hot chicken breast, chopped bacon and their house made buttermilk maple syrup. Looking for something a little sweeter? Their Bananas Foster waffle comes topped with banana rum caramel sauce, fresh sliced banana, vanilla bean ice cream and a dusting of powdered sugar and cinnamon (it’s also available as pancakes or French toast).
3735 Palomar Centre Drive • 859.277.0402
1925 Justice Drive • 859.543.0532
The Village Idiot
Lexington’s First Gastropub brings an extravagant twist to the waffle with their Duck & Waffles: buttermilk fried duck leg confit over a cornmeal and cheddar waffle, served with herbed butter, candied jalapeños and Steen’s Cane Syrup. They are open daily for dinner and for brunch on Sunday and Saturday. With a list of unique cocktails, great beers and a relaxed ambiance, The Village Idiot is a waffle experience unlike any other.
307 West Short Street • 859.252.0099
If you’re looking for a basic waffle that will wow, look no further than Josie’s. Their breakfast is a staple of the Chevy Chase morning scene, and their waffle is no exception. Deceptively simple, they offer the option to take them with traditional whipped butter and syrup, but locals know that Josie’s waffles are wonderful with fresh strawberries or blueberries and whipped cream. Crispy, light and everything you want in a waffle.
821 Chevy Chase Place • 859.523.8328
1973 Lexington Road, Georgetown • 502.603.0378
Whooo Wants Waffles?
Sometimes, the best way to grab a waffle is on the go. The Whooo Wants Waffles? food truck brings their traditional Liege-style Belgian waffles to events and sidewalks all over Lexington. The Hot Ness Monster features Nutella, hot (cayenne) banana ice cream, candied pecans and chocolate drizzle. For those who want to eat like the King, the Elvis is topped with banana, peanut butter, bacon and whipped cream. You can also build your own, and top it with a scoop of Sav’s Chill Ice Cream.
Known for dishing up exciting takes on traditional fare, Lexington Diner doesn’t just slap a waffle on a plate and call it good. For instance, check out the new Waffle BLT on their latest brunch menu: a waffle piled high with bacon, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo. For lunch, their Chicken & Waffles doesn’t disappoint; it features a crisp Belgian waffle, topped with hand-breaded chicken tenders and Applewood bacon.
124 North Upper Street • 859.303.7308