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Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar

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150 Water St, Milford, PA 18337-1114
+1 570-296-2383
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 16:30
Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere is relaxed with views from the restaurant into the working waterwheel. Service is always friendly and efficient. The food and music is fabulous!

Thank Michelle H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is the highlight of eating in Milford. It offers the feel of a bistro in a big city with the quaintness of a small town. It is set in an old Mill and right beside a lovely creekside. I love the view, the food, the drinks, the service. This is a must stop place when in Milford every... More 

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mountains of nc
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited the Waterwheel with friends who had dined there in the past. There are not too many restaurants in Milford, and the Waterwheel is supposed to be a favorite of locals. I ordered the hamburger for lunch. The burger came on a cold sesame seed bun, no mustard or mayo, and chips. For the price, I would expect a better... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Based on the reviews on Trip advisor we decided we would stop here for lunch after our drive on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap. When entering the restaurant the entrance was curtained off probably from the cold air. We were seated in the area that had six closely spaced tables right near the front door. The rest... More 

Thank Jgray0615
Eliot, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

While traveling home from a trip recently we connected with friends who eat here regularly. A busy, quaint and very interesting little restaurant for sure. Love the bakery items as well as the breakfasts we had.

Thank jasbrittanys
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Having dinner at the Bar at the Waterwheel and I am literally the ONLY one at the bar . There are TWO ppl behind the bar and NEITHER said a single word to me other than taking my order ...YET they are quite chatty with one another AND with the guests at the table at hey know ...BUT literally not... More 

2 Thank Jim V
Montague, New Jersey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The waterwheel Cafe is a charming spot with great food. It is located in Milford Pa a charming touristy town with lots of shops (some in the same building as Cafe) You can see the huge working water wheel in action after , or before you eat.

Thank motherthomp
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Waterwheel offers both great food and excellent service. The environment is authentic rustic country with a great view of the creek from the back porch. We love to sit outside during great weather and listen to the sound of the rushing water. There can be a wait during peak times in season or weekends. My family also loves their... More 

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a cozy & unique restaurant, bakery, country store, bar & live music spot all in one. There's live music (blues, rock, classics) on Thursdays & some Fridays in the bar area, which is separate from the main restaurant, but you can order food in the bar area too. Their menu is unique blend of American & Vietnamese food... More 

Thank 434laurae
Port Jervis, New York
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Waited over an hour to be seated -- party of 4. Meanwhile groups of 2 were seated constantly after coming in behind us. Why weren't tables put together so we could be seated? Then the food---hair found in the salad, the salami on the sandwich was old and tasted horrible.

Thank mrsmith411

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Water St, Milford, PA 18337-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: +1 570-296-2383
Situated on the Sawkill Creek, in Milford, PA the Waterwheel Café, Bakery & Bar was started in April of 1989 in a restored 19th century water-powered mill, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built in the early 1800's this lively example of American history is now in action and its doors are open to the public. Water rushes over the three-story high water-wheel, driving a series of shafts, gears, pulleys and belts that once powered the stones & grain-milling equipment, all visible through the glass walls of the Café & Bar. Starting at first as a bakery & lunch café the Waterwheel has grown into a full scale restaurant, bakery and bar-serving breakfast & lunch daily with dinners being served Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Waterwheel's customers are comfortable in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The kitchen staff consistently prepares a fresh and flavorful eclectic menu that excites not only the palate, but the eye as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?