Waffles in Chambersburg, Coffee in Gettysburg

Unlike most cities in PA, neither Chambersburg nor Gettysburg ever got a LH/US 30 bypass, so the route through the center of each town is often congested. You might hesitate to stop, but it’s not that hard to find a spot or get back into traffic. In Chambersburg, head a block south (109 S Main St) to grab breakfast or lunch at Molly’s. Its traditional name is the Molly Pitcher Waffle Shop, named for a Revolutionary War hero.

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Theo Katsaounis cooks and sometimes delivers the food himself while Annamarie Erkson handles the work out front. They took over just eight months ago and bring some Greek flair to the menu. You’ll find traditional PA Dutch chicken with gravy over waffles, or try Anna’s Bananas Foster with a buttery rum sauce over caramelized bananas on a Belgian waffle. Omelettes are made open faced, that is, baked in a mini-casserole dish. OPEN Mon-Sat 8am-3pm.

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About a block west of Gettysburg’s square is the Ragged Edge Coffeehouse (110 Chambersburg St). Open 7 years, it offers a range of coffee and teas, fruit smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries with some seating inside or on a patio.

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It’s a fashionable hangout for the college crowd but draws a broad clientele. The coffee shop is next to what was built in 1916 as a lavish theater-turned-early auto garage named Eberhart’s then Epley’s, seen in vintage postcards. OPEN daily 6:30am-9pm.

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5 Responses to “Waffles in Chambersburg, Coffee in Gettysburg”

  1. Postcard Look at Gettysburg Garage « Lincoln Highway News Says:

    […] and sent this postcard of an auto garage on Chambersburg Street. It’s the same one seen in my photo of the Ragged Edge Coffeehouse (you can see the house too that’s now the coffee shop). Looks […]

  2. Molly Pitcher Waffle Shop – Vintage Neon Sign « Retro Roadmap Says:

    […] to a 2007 post by Brian Butko on the Lincoln Highway News, The Molly Pitcher Waffle Shop is open 8-3 Monday through Saturday. One thing also mentioned in […]

  3. andre Says:

    We stopped by on our way out to pittsburgh via 30. Charming town. We had a decent, reasonably priced meal at texas lunch. We hope to make it back to try the waffles someday.

  4. Campbell and Juanita Says:

    I am originally from Texas and married Juanita from Waynesboro, PA, which is down the road from Chambersburg. She was raised on chicken and waffles and it was a new meal to me. In the 70’s, she took me to Molly’s which was great. It doesn’t seem to have changed. I am going ot remind my grand-kids to go and eat at Molly’s. A great tradition.

  5. Deco and giants « Red Fork State of Mind Says:

    […] stopped for brunch at the Molly Pitcher Waffle Shop in Chambersburg, where I tried chicken and gravy over waffles for the first time. Yowza. Just […]

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