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The WaterWheel

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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
+1 603-586-4313
06:00 - 14:00
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Gilford, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Place is always full when I drive by so thought I'd try it out. I went on a quite day but still the service was slow ordered pancakes. The food was only average nothing to special for the price.

Thank Stephen H
Norwich, Connecticut
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast!!! Friendly people all around!!! Picked up some nice souvenirs in their gift shop!!!

Thank Paul A
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

To start off, we've been here before and had similar service but this takes the cake. The food is OK and inexpensive but what we went through is NOT worth it. We arrived and there was a line. Not atypical on a Friday or weekend. We were told there would be a 30 minute wait. We all agreed, let's wait... More 

1 Thank Nathan L
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Without a doubt WW is the best breakfast north of the Notches. Like pancakes? My personal favorite, a plate sized piece of perfection served with their own syrup. Worth the wait if there's a line.

1 Thank Michael F
Woburn, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Lots of food for a great price! I had an omelet with cheddar cheese, ham and tomato - the omelet was huge and very cheesey!! It was delicious, I will definitely get it again. The homefries were cooked just right - crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The only disappointment was the pancake.......although it was huge, it was... More 

Thank Kimberly W
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I loved this restaurant! There's so many things to look at and there's a small giftshop in the back as well with some cute things for travelers. I loved the variety of things for breakfast and the portions were massive for the price. I like to think I can eat a pretty healthy sized breakfast and was sad I had... More 

Thank Julie M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

What can i say. The food was awesome again and the staff remembered us from the last time, which is nice sense the last time we where there was on may of this year. They are one of my favorite places to eat

Thank a517
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stopped at the WaterWheel based on the recommendation from the staff at our hotel. The breakfast was delicious- highly recommend the pumpkin pancakes! The restaurant was kid friendly, and had little table top games on the table- brain teasers and connect four. There is a gift shop attached, which had some cute souvenirs.

Thank Harlee T
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

My husband and I go here every time we visit NH. It is one of the highlights of our trip. The food is so good, and an awesome value. The portions are HUGE - beware when ordering. Nice cozy feeling breakfast place and a cute country gift shop as well. Can't wait to go again!

Thank Laurie G
San Antonio, TX
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Our motel recommended this place for breakfast and we are so glad they did. My wife and I thought her scrambled eggs (with cheese, ham and onions) were the best we've ever had at a restaurant. The blueberry pancakes and the nut and honey pancakes were really outstanding. And this place makes many varieties of fudge which are delicious; we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?