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Monday, April 15, 2024

Have you tried this Ocala restaurant’s chicken and waffles?

An Ocala restaurant that specializes in fried chicken, waffles, and southern favorites recently moved to a new location within the city.

The Waffle Shop officially moved into its new digs at 2507 NE Jacksonville Road on February 1. Founded by Marcus Williams a year earlier, the shop formerly operated out of 1415 NW 10th Street.

Chicken wings on top of a waffle at The Waffle Shop
Chicken wings on top of a waffle. (Photo: The Waffle Shop)

True to its name, The Waffle Shop offers four signature waffle types (regular, strawberry, red velvet, and chocolate) and a variety of toppings, ranging from Cinnamon Toast Crunch to fresh-cut fruits like bananas and strawberries.

Chicken options include tenders, drummettes, or whole wings, all of which may be purchased separately or with waffles.

Shrimp and grits at The Waffle Shop
Shrimp and grits are one of the many classic Southern options at the restaurant. (Photo: The Waffle Shop)

In addition to the aforementioned combinations, The Waffle Shop also serves a variety of classic Southern dishes, including fish and grits, shrimp and grits, turkey necks, chicken gizzards, and seafood rice.

For those looking for something lighter, grit bowls are served with grits, eggs, cheese, and 1 protein (i.e., bacon, sausage, corned beef hash) for $7, or two proteins for $9.

Specialty waffle with pecans and fried chicken at The Waffle Shop
A specialty waffle with chicken tenders. (Photo: The Waffle Shop)

The menu also features breakfast sandwiches and breakfast platters that come with one or two sides.

The Waffle Shop is open Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on the restaurant or its menu, follow The Waffle Shop on Facebook or call the restaurant at 352-468-1045.