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Waterwheel Cafe - CLOSED

2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
+1 607-844-4499
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
11 Aug 2015
“OUTstanding steak!”
13 Sep 2014
“A gem you must see...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The service is great, cooking is great, food is scrumptious! The atmosphere is also very, very pleasant.

Thank SoftailClassic05
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This is a gem -an awesome restaurant - tucked away behind a tile shop in Freeville. Nice atmosphere, very good food and friendly service! The menu includes Frog's legs, Elk, and alligator in addition to the more usual dinner fare. The owner and later the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 24 August 2014

the food was great! They serve everyone a dipping sauce for the bread and it was delicious! We have since duplicated it at home.

Thank Hikergal99
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Decided to try this place after driving by many times trying to locate the actual restaurant. It was worth the search! This is a true gem! Tile floors and live music make the atmosphere very inviting. Greeted at the table with a smiling waitress and...More

2  Thank lmandm
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Trying to find a decent place in that area could be a challenge, and, unless it would be on Yelp, we would never found this place. I'm not sure why it's called a cafe, if its a full service restaurant. Amazing culinary find. A very...More

Thank 3pleC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My wife and I went there for Sunday brunch. We had their excellent coffee along with very good French toast with real maple syrup. We were seated next to the widows which look out upon the adjacent stream which added charm to the restaurant. We...More

Thank KIM R
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We visited my son, who is away at college in Ithaca, for Easter. We took him and a friend to Easter Brunch at the Waterwheel. Although we made a reservation for noon, we arrived at 11 hoping that we could get in earlier. The hosts...More

Thank Rich_A_NY
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

I thought it would be nice to try again. Maybe make it an Easter tradition. But to keep it short, the waitress was abrupt and rushing, her and the other waitress were snippy with each other, the table was dirty and it was hard to...More

Thank maggienineteen63
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We have been in twice on Saturday nights. It is a real hidden treasure. Loved the specials and the prime rib! Even a some music one night! Definitely worth the drive!

2  Thank Engival
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This cozy cafe, near Ithaca, NY, will give you one of the best dining experiences of your life. Everything is top notch. The food, service and ambience are all superb. All created by a lovely local couple with warm hearts, genuine concern, and unmatched talent.

3  Thank YBarnkeeper
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Freeville
  • Phone Number: +1 607-844-4499
  • E-mail
Located on scenic Fall Creek with a view on untainted woodland along the shore. We offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday. The monthly musician's schedule is posted on our Waterwheel Cafe website. We offer group discounts and are willing to prepare a special menu by request. We reserve the fireplace-bar area for groups ranging from 20- 40. This assures an intimate dining atmosphere.
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