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Waterwheel Restaurant & Gift Shop - CLOSED

924 Redwood Dr., Garberville, CA 95542
707.923.2031
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Cuisines: American
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English first
Uniontown, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This place has always been awful regardless of the owner. The newest owner has tried to put a Mexican flair to the menu and the quesadilla I had was like nothing I have ever had. The thing dripped with grease and tasted off. I asked for chicken with veggies and I received onions and bell peppers with very little chicken... More 

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Garbervil
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We're waiting, but after several months the food is still not looking up. My steak was very good, my potato was raw, my friend's chicken piccatta was apparently canned brown sauce.

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Brooklyn, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This place is awful. Bland food, completely flavorless. Expensive. I got a steak sandwich with onions and mushrooms and it was cold. The meat was grey and chewy. The service was awkward and rushed even though the place was empty.

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Garberville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Within the past year we have moved to So.Humbolt area and we have learned that good food and good service at the same establishment is very rare in this neck of the woods. Waterwheel is the very WORST in both categories. Eel River Cafe is worth the walk, especially if you are staying at a local motel. Better yet, drive... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

we went to this restaurant for a late dinner while on the road because it was the first thing we saw when we exited the freeway. it was still open, and we didn't want to drive around looking for something else and waste time. i wish we had. the food at this place was barely edible and for the quality,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011 via mobile

We asked for a medium done new York steak and we can not recommend it. It was raw and very tasty. Very slowly service. We waited long time to pay with creditcard. When we asked if something was wrong they have not calculated the build correct.

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Roseville, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

My goodness, the reviews below are so different from our experience. We ate two breakfasts, one dinner, and asked them to make lunch sandwhiches to take with us. All four meals were quite good. Eggs were perfect, good bacan and hashbrowns plus whole wheat toast. My wife ordered a steak for dinner; prepared just right & she is a fussy... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We read the reviews so we knew better, but we had fond memories of having eaten here 10 years ago on an anniversary trip & so we decided to give it a chance. Wrong decision. I got a $27 steak & it was shrunken & though not tough is was also mostly not meat. My husband got fish n chips... More 

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Story, Wyoming U.S.A.
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

I don't know what happened to this restaurant between Sept. 2008 and Sept 2010, but this was the most awful restaurant I have ever eaten at. When we got there, there were 3 or 4 tables of other people. The hostess seated us and brought us water then we waited and waited. We started to visit with some of the... More 

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Additional Information about Waterwheel Restaurant & Gift Shop

Address: 924 Redwood Dr., Garberville, CA 95542
Phone Number: 707.923.2031
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Garberville
Cuisine: American

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