March is an excellent month to celebrate breakfast. First comes green eggs and ham on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Next there’s National Cereal Day on March 7. But the king of them all awaits: Waffle Day! With roots reaching back to Sweden, Waffle Day falls every March 25. Sure, kids love noshing on the golden, fluffy wafers. So do we–biting into a waffle can conjure memories of lazy, mimosa-filled brunch dates from back in your pre-kid days. Read on for five area hot spots to score sweet and savory goodness on Waffle Day 2013 and beyond.

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Square Knot
A 1930s-themed diner in Georgetown that never locks its doors, the Square Knot opened last May next door to the 9lb Hammer. The menu is full of so-bad-they’re-good-for-you classics, like hot turkey sandwiches and fresh pie. The place comes alive during the breakfast rush, where alongside fluffy eggs and sausage links you can order a no-frills, piping hot waffle. With a mound of butter and syrup, it will taste better than anything you can make at home.

Square Knot
6015 Airport Way South
Seattle, Wa
206-762-9764
Online: Facebook.com/TheSquareKnot

Skillet Counter
No dish on Skillet’s menu shines brighter than the cornmeal waffle topped with pork belly and a fried egg. The pork is tinged with sweetness from maple syrup and the egg works to even out the salty braised belly. Most adults and a few kids will be up for those big flavors. They’re all sure to fall in love with another option from the kid’s menu–a huge cornmeal waffle topped with fresh whipped cream and a mound of fruit for a reasonably priced $5. After brunch, the kiddos can burn off extra energy by racing around the International Fountain a stone’s throw from the Armory’s door.

Skillet Counter
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Wa
206-428-6311
Online: skilletstreetfood.com

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The Ridgeback Cafe
There’s a fine line between serving a filling waffle and a waffle that’s a coma-inducing carb-bomb, and Ridgeback Cafe in Phinney Ridge rides it beautifully. Favorite waffles include the Triple B: Apple-smoked bacon, fresh basil and brie delivered with a side of maple syrup and the slightly sweeter Banana Walnut.

The Ridgeback offers a simple kids menu with smaller versions of crepes and, of course, waffles priced at under $5. Kids will like the sweet, vintage-tinged dining room as much as you will: The friendly, warm space can set the tone for the rest of your day.

The Ridgeback Cafe
500 NW 65th Street
Seattle, Wa
206-783-4073
Online: theridgebackcafe.com

The Ridgeback Cafe

Sweet Iron Waffles
Operating in an unassuming little space in the heart of downtown Seattle, Sweet Iron serves thick, made-to-order Belgian waffles, including the excellent Brie and basil. Each is made with organic and local ingredients and is best eaten hot at one of a handful of interior tables. You can also order a dozen mini waffles to go and re-heat them in the oven that night or the next day. Stumptown coffee is on the menu alongside fresh juice for the kiddos.

Sweet Iron Waffles
1200 3rd Avenue Ste 110
Seattle, Wa
206-682-3336
Online: sweetironwaffles.com

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Roxy’s Waffle Wagon
Coming soon: waffles on wheels! Roxy’s Waffle Wagon is planning to hit the streets of Seattle in the coming weeks. In addition to nine savory waffle options like a potato waffle with bacon, cheddar, and sour cream, Roxy’s offers nine varieties for sweet tooths, including Bunny Chow–a pair of carrot cake waffles stuffed with cream cheese frosting. Since kids are obsessed with bite-sized snacks, squaffles–buttermilk waffle squares toasted with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar–are bound to be a hit. Check the Roxy’s website for opening day announcements.

Roxy’s Waffle Wagon
Locations Vary
Online: roxyswafflewagon.com

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Photos via each restaurant’s Facebook page and Add a Pinch website

–Sara Billups