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The WaterWheel

1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
+1 603-586-4313
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (65 reviews)
“omelet” (16 reviews)
“cornbread” (11 reviews)
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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like a mini Cracker Barrel that is actually authentic. Simple roadside cafe that serves up generous portions of hearty food. Homey service is prompt and friendly. Great place for breakfast and lunch. No nonsense tiny clean restroom.

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this place had great breakfast. The scrambled eggs were dry and the rest of the food was just OK. The place itself was cute and clean. I guess I was hoping for better.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pleasant breakfast, served quickly and servers very friendly. Prices moderate and menu simple. Amounts average but not for a hardy appetite. Asked for a fruit cup that was on the menu and informed they had none, disappointing! Nice place to stop for just...More

Thank Sabra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great breakfast spot. The specials are delicious. The service is attentive. They have mouth watering pastries.

Thank KathleenuKelley
waterwheelnh, Owner at The WaterWheel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! We really appreciate this review. We thoroughly enjoy surprising you as well.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Smaller in side. Usually a wait. Great food decent prices. Husbands favorite breakfast place up here.

Thank Chrissy4769
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped here for breakfast one morning while staying in Jefferson to visit Santa's Village. It was not crowded, service was fast, and portions of carbohydrates are huge! I'd stop here again if I'm in town. Coffee was on my mind most of all, and it...More

Thank Erika_F
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing cornbread, I probably could eat just that and be happy and content. I got the "Mount Jefferson" which is a pancake, egg, homefries, and your choice of meat. Choose the sausage. It's locally made, juicy and so flavorful. The blueberry pancake is larger than...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's hard for me to get excited about a breakfast restaurant as I feel you have to go out of your way to really screw up flapjacks or eggs but this place does a really good job of making theses items better than they usually...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a required breakfast stop whenever we're in the area. The food is always top notch. The prices are definitely family friendly and the portion sizes are more than generous. Get here early...as it fills up quick!!!

Thank CrazyMainer77
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whenever we visit this area of New Hampshire we have breakfast at the Water Wheel. Its worth driving several miles to eat here. The breakfast is wonderful and homemade. This time we enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes, southwestern omelet and even a wonderful Belgian waffle. Great...More

Thank bioguy
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Alicia H
My Dad and I live in Sugar Hill and have wanted to come in for Breakfast sometime. What are your Current Days open and times. He is 91 and eats light.
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.
Do they serve alcohol
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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