Best Waffles in America
#5 Belgian Waffle Works, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
This family-owned and -operated restaurant is located right on Lake Arrowhead, making for some seriously picturesque waffle-eating since 1982. The Belgian-style waffles here are big, light, and super-crispy, and are simply served with warm maple syrup and melted butter on the side (they’re also available gluten-free). If you’re looking for creative toppings, you have 17 options to choose from, from apples Normandy (spiced apples, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon spice, and whipped cream) to s’more (chocolate ice cream, marshmallow, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and graham cracker crumbs). If you want to make their waffles at home, they also sell their mix at the restaurant and online.