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The WaterWheel

1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
+1 603-586-4313
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (73 reviews)
“omelet” (17 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped with 3 adults and 2 children after visiting Mt Washington. What an adorable place! The food was delicious and the shop was cute! The owner was very nice ,service was ok nothing special ! Would definitely return ! The pancakes are HUGE!

Thank mellymel77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place I stopped at while passing through NH. The table had old time games and magazines on the table. Friendly staff and pretty good food. I ordered a burger and fries, but i should have gotten breakfast just because the pancakes smelled amazing!...More

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, to be fair, it's a nice place with a great food selection and views. But there's seems to be as much square footage dedicated to the huge not-so-busy gift shop as there is for tables. It's a waste of space and revenue for them....More

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Waterwheel with my family for breakfast whilst on holiday and was very happy we did. The food is really great and at decent prices. I had French toast with cinnamon apple and it was delicious, my daughter had a large chocolate chip...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident on our way to the Mount Washington Auto Road and decided to stop in. It was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend said the bacon was the best he's ever had, and the waffles and pancakes were so flavorful you almost...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Only ever ate breakfast here but it was always better than average and plenty of food to fill your belly.

Thank d2bias
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The place was under a bit of construction which is just fine (despite the noise). The food was mediocre at best and half way through my chicken salad sandwich and fries, found a nice long black hair in my food. The waitress was new which...More

Thank pancan1
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Water Wheel is a great place for breakfast. Gorgeous drive through the mountains. The atmosphere was great, very clean, charming. Nice gift shop in the back. Food was okay. My husband had awesome pancakes, I ordered poached eggs that were quite overcooked but I...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Was staying in Gorham and I checked trip advisor for breakfast restaurants, and saw the great reviews, We didn't even relies we had passed this place the day before and didn't notice it, they are doing some renovations to the outside, I thought it was...More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I ate at Water Wheel very early in a Saturday morning before hiking Mt Jefferson and Mt Washington. Very clean restaurant service HUGE portions. Don't be surprised when the waitresses come by the table to tell you the omelets are made with 6 eggs and...More

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Alicia H
12 April 2017|
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Response from waterwheelnh | Property representative |
We are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 6am to 2pm. We will be OPEN on Easter Sunday. We will open 7 days a week after Memorial Day until Labor Day. I'm sure we can accommodate your father's appetite.
12 March 2017|
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Response from waterwheelnh | Property representative |
We do not serve alcohol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 603-586-4313
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We are known for our more than adequate portions at a very reasonable price. Our more popular menu choices include pancakes as big a dinner plate and Omelets made with 6 eggs. Along with a variety of New England made products we have maple syrup, 12 varieties of fudge, and whoopie pies in our Gift Shop.
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