After a brief overnight trip to Houston, Texas, I met up with some friends from Rhode Island in San Francisco today. They needed to get from there to their hotel near SFO, so I went up to fetch them and stop for some good brunch along the way.

We visited Stacks, one of my favorite breakfast places. We hit the one in Burlingame, which I'd never been to. I've eaten at the Stacks in Redwood City a few times, and there's one in Campbell, just a few miles from where I live (see locations).

Browsing the menu, I discovered that they've fused two of my favorite breakfast foods: bacon and Belgian waffles.

Not knowing quite what to expect, I ordered a "bacon waffle" and side of scrambled eggs. When the food arrived, it turned out to be everything I hoped it might: an amazing Belgian waffle with many bits of bacon strewn about inside. Just add syrup and enjoy.

To whoever thought to put the bacon inside the waffles, I thank you.

Posted by jzawodn at March 25, 2006 05:22 PM

Reader Comments
# Tina said:

Oooh. I love waffles, and I definitely love bacon. And I live in the Bay Area. I must try these bacon waffles someday. :D

on March 25, 2006 06:13 PM
# marc said:

You must get over to Mickey D's... they've got a McGriddle that combines pancakes and an egg mcMuffin... you'll love it! ;)

on March 25, 2006 07:45 PM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

Oh, hurl! I love waffles and I love bacon but getting maple syrup on my meat (cough) really kills the deal for me.

on March 25, 2006 08:29 PM
# Jasmeet said:

I love Stacks. I once saw a very cute waitress there. Alicia, I think her name was.

And man, the table cleanup guys should work for nascar. Have you seen how fast they can clean a table?!

on March 25, 2006 09:10 PM
# Lee Provoost said:

well, how great the waffles may be... you have to visit belgium to get the "real" stuff ;-)

greetings from belgium :-)


on March 26, 2006 09:51 AM
# Jeremiah Owyang said:


I've been to Stax many times in burlingame, there's another small diner down the street as well. I'm heading over to Hobees in Redwood shores in a few minutes...just thinking about all the good food is making me hungry!

on March 26, 2006 11:08 AM
# Kris Buytaert said:

I`m still wondering how our Belgian waffles became a breakfast item. Typically they are a late afternoon snack here :)

And no.. the stuff you people get in the states has about nothing to do with the real stuff :)

on March 26, 2006 11:12 AM
# Randy Stewart said:

You can take the boy out of the midwest, but you can't take the midwest out of the boy :-)


on March 26, 2006 01:23 PM
# Don Wan said:

I'll stick to Pecan Waffles. Thank you very much.

on March 26, 2006 01:59 PM
# Barnaby James said:

Interesting - I was at Stacks in Campbell this morning and I was going to have the Bacon Waffles but my wife (aka The Voice of Reason) didn't think it was a good idea. I'll save my unhealthy meal for a bacon cheese steak at The Cheese Steak Shop.

on March 26, 2006 02:18 PM
# Ansel said:

RWC Stacks is definitely the best. For more bacon joy, check out

on March 26, 2006 03:05 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

Hey z, is that where we ate breakfast one of the times I out visiting? If so, they were easily the best waffles I've ever had. That place was just really cool.

on March 26, 2006 03:56 PM
# Dan said:

Heh, that's not the only thing "bacon" can be combined with:

on March 26, 2006 05:24 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Dan: Nope. But next time you come out...

on March 26, 2006 06:39 PM
# Joe Hunkins said:

Wafflez+Baconz+syrupz ..... Mmmmmm.

Dan a good sausage-like "link" there dude. A 1000 calorie burger for only $4.50? Is this a great country or what?

on March 26, 2006 06:40 PM
# Albert said:

Wow, these are crazy american recipes. I love to travel and have recently just been to france - look here People in France think completly different about food. Itīs all yummie! I will keep collectiong more food impressions.

on April 5, 2006 03:47 PM
# Jenny said:

It's an interesting recipe. We and some friends of us spent our holiday in the USA last year. Unfortunately, we didn't have "bacon waffle" on the menue. I'm going to try the recipe at the weekend...

on August 29, 2006 05:36 AM
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