Waffle House Museum – Avondale Estates, Georgia

Waffle House Museum
The Waffle House ® Museum is the site of the very first Waffle House ® restaurant. It opened back in 1955 after two neighbors, Joe Rogers, Sr. and Tom Forkner, decided Avondale Estates needed a 24-hour restaurant. Today, the chain they started has 1700 restaurants in 25 states. The restaurant has been restored to feel as though you are stepping back into 1955. In addition to the restaurant, the museum features Waffle House memorabilia from the past 60 years.

The Waffle House Museum Address:

2719 East College Avenue

Decatur, Georgia 30030


Please join us for an open house on Saturday April 9th from noon – 3pm. We hope to see you there to tour the first Waffle House and take a stroll down memory lane.

This event is free to the public.

Museum Tours


Tours can be scheduled for Wednesdays or Thursdays between 10am and 2pm.
Please call 770.326.7086 to make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Stop by for a free trip down memory lane!