Did you know that chicken and waffles originated in the 1930s?
Jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway would play to sold-out Harlem audiences until midnight. After their sessions, they wanted a hearty meal, but most eateries stopped serving dinner at 11:00 p.m. The Wells Supper Club began preparing a late-night meal for the musicians consisting of chicken and waffles. This unique dish was an instant hit.
Today, chicken and waffles are served at restaurants across the country. Those near our Millersville apartments include:
At Willy’s Kitchen, located 9-minutes away by car, the chefs serve local, farm-fresh goodness. It’s located on the old Ferndale Sunoco property and features a cozy old school setting. Guests enjoy friendly service, and regulars are known by name. The South Mountain Creamery buttermilk fried chicken and waffles is a breakfast specialty. It’s topped with sweet maple gravy and is best enjoyed with the fresh-squeezed orange juice.
The Breakfast Shoppe
Locally owned, The Breakfast Shoppe is the perfect place to start the day. The restaurant is a longtime Severna Park institution, and it always draws a lively crowd. Roosters adorn the walls and tables, and the rustic setting also features exposed brick and wood accents. The chicken and waffles are made to order and can be enjoyed with crispy bacon. the Breakfast Shoppe is a 17-minute drive away.
Step into the Iron Rooster to enjoy a new twist on traditional comfort food. It’s known for its legendary hospitality and mouthwatering made-from-scratch meals. The doors open at 7:00 a.m., and guests can enjoy their time inside or on the quaint patio. For breakfast, try the chicken and waffles served with black pepper pan gravy and home fries. The Iron Rooster is a 28-minute drive away.
These are just a few of the restaurants near our Old Mill apartments. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us. We’ll gladly arrange a private tour where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.Back to all posts