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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 - 4:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Dinner on the deck

The food was above average, very fresh, portions plentiful. Waitresses were pleasant, service very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Candy L
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food was above average, very fresh, portions plentiful. Waitresses were pleasant, service very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Love the food here. I wish I lived closer. I got the ham and swiss with Dijon on a croissant. The pasties were so good. Berry pie, lemon square, and cherry cheesecake. They also sell nice local products like jam and honey. The place is tiny so waiting inside is awkward. I would wait outside for a carry out. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Have been passing through Milford for years and have not been here for breakfast forever. Friendly staff, great selection of homemade pastries which we took two of for later on our trip home. Absolutely homemade and incredible. Breakfast consisted of bagel with lox, cream cheese, tomato, capers, and red onion. YUMM! Also an omelette which was perfectly sized but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice little cafe to stop and have lunch and to see a working watermill. Need to remember it's a cafe and very hard for them to sit more then 10 and one place. They try thier best to do what they can and are very understanding to people that think they should to more. Heard couple women wanting them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was really a great experience. Very quaint. Great food and service. That night they had a one man band. It really made the ambience. Went with the misses, we had a few drinks along with some awesome food. Thanks Taylor for the suggestions on entrees and dessert. We will definitely be coming back here again. The best thing is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've stopped at Waterwheel when driving from Washington DC to New England ever since I discovered it a few years ago. The lunch menu is simple but excellent, with sandwiches made of high quality ingredients in their own bread. The dinner menu looks good but we haven't been in Milford in the evening. They have an interesting, and changing, assortment... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped for breakfast while on a road trip. Breakfast was terrific with many options -eggs,pancakes,yogurt with fruit , oatmeal and many other items. The was an excellent selection of pastries baked on site. The coffee was great. The atmosphere was lovely with lovely flowers outside. The Waterwheel is housed in an old mill complete with waterwheel and a self... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It has been quite a long time since I have eaten at the Waterwheel and I was looking forward to eating at a place I so enjoyed in the past. It istill has ample parking, an attractive inside and outside dining. However, the service was just okay even though the restaurant was not busy. Also, several of the scallops in... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is a nice little cafe, which my wife and I went for lunch. It has an interesting menu for the area, it is mainly korean food. I had the Bahn Mi sandwich which was excellent.

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Rabun Gap, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fortunately we asked a local in Milford for a good place for lunch because we would not have found Waterwheel if we hadn't. Quaint little place with good service and great food! Do NOT miss a few baked goods to go. Probably the best Cream Cheese and Raspberry Croissant that I have ever had and I ate it the next... More 

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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, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Vietnamese

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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