Mid-City is now home to a Waffle House (2500 Canal St., 504-827-5960; www.wafflehouse.com). The diner opened June 13, bringing the number of Waffle House locations in the metro area to 20. Like other branches in the national chain, the Canal Street restaurant is open 24 hours daily and will serve omelets, Texas melts and, of course, waffles.
What initially was reported to be the national retailer's "fanciest" Waffle House in the country doesn't appear all that different from other franchise locations. The spot has outdoor seating, which no other location has, though the narrow walkway in the front and side of the building doesn't look like the outside "bistro courtyard" initially proposed.