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Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar

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150 Water St, Milford, PA 18337
+1 570-296-2383
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Situated on the Sawkill Creek, in Milford, PA the Waterwheel Café, Bakery...
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Lunch spot

So happy to see a place with a strong vegetarian options. There is something for everyone ! The soup was very tasty and so wee the sandwiches

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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poodlegirl
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy to see a place with a strong vegetarian options. There is something for everyone ! The soup was very tasty and so wee the sandwiches

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Thank p00dlegirl
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one of our very favorite places. we've be going for years & years and it's always good. the food is consistently good. the servers are so wonderful. they have the best pastries, and desserts. a genuinely good restaurant & a very cool bar/pub area.

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Thank ASFerris
Woodbourne, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stopped at this small but cozy restaurant tucked away on a side street in Milford. My wife had been here previously and indicted that the cuisine, service , and ambience were above average. Apparently many others had the same idea because we had a 20 minute wait . During which time I had the opportunity to examine the bakery... More 

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Thank Harold4
Milford, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast was very well done and chai excellent. Home fries are very good here. Service can be slow at times but everyone is accommodating and welcoming.

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Thank BB601
Berlin, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is our favorite place to eat lunch when we travel from Western PA to visit our daughter in NY. We always buy bakery treats for her family.

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Thank vernau
Middletown, New York
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We are in the last week of October 2016, on a country drive enjoying the brilliant Fall colors before the chill arrives. We land in Milford Pa. a charming town in Pike County near Port Jervis, NY. We dropped in at Waterwheel Café hoping that it remained a cute restaurant as we have not eaten at this restaurant in over... More 

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Thank joconnor691
Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lunch with girlfriends or with out of town guests, this is my favorite eating spot. Great food, wonderful and interesting specials and yummy deserts. Nice, reasonably priced wine list too. In summer you can sit on the deck overlooking the creek, restful and picturesque. Staff is friendly and efficient. A must puck if you are in Milford.

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Thank nanapeg1293
Slatington, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We went here to eat after a day of eagle watching in this area. The food was very good. The service was a little slow with getting the food to us and they had to move in actual heaters in the area where we were sitting although I am not sure what the issue was. Overall- the food was good... More 

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Thank RDM777777
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Great and unique selection. A super atmosphere with wonderful food. Didn't think there would be such a great place in the mountains of the Poconos. *****

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Thank chasim50
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very crowded, but good food and somewhat harried, but friendly, service. A bit hard to locate, somewhat hidden by hairturn streets, but once there and sometimes after a very long wait, the time involved might not be worth it, but decent prices bring a very loyal crowd back for the good and varied menus.

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Thank Drew and B M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Water St, Milford, PA 18337
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: +1 570-296-2383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?