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The WaterWheel

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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here for breakfast after recommendation from Mt Jefferson View hotel/cottages. We were told this was "the #2 breakfast spot in NH". I have to say, the food was good, we left full and I have NO complaints about the food - but - I've had this identical meal a dozen or so times while living in NH. There really... More 

Thank Eric B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't like the service, snarky waitress took our drink order and then told us it wasn't our turn yet for her to take our order pointing out a few other couples that where before us and she did the same to the elderly couple next to us! I'm guessing they take you drink order right off the bat so... More 

Thank Catherine M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious and plentiful, coffee was excellent, and we loved browsing the gift shop! It was recommended by staff at the Top Notch Inn and they obviously knew what they were talking about because we had an amazing breakfast there! We also bought mugs and maple syrup because that's what you do when you're on vacation!! Highly recommend this... More 

Thank 2bigdogsOntario
Sanford, ME
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177 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our kart day in the North Country and were very impressed with the food, service and incredibly reasonable pricing of their menu. A neat location and a nice store. Fresh muffins, huge omelettes and hot coffee make this the logical breakfast stop on US Route 2.

Thank CarlGagnon
Saugus, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nice!!! gift shop great fudge!!!!will go back tomorrow ,and the food was really good and it was a good price for the food. The place was nice and bright and very very clean

Thank Lisa F
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise visit. Had dinner plate sized pancake as well as half a veggie omelet with home fries. Food was fresh, hot and good. Also had great, rich hot chocolate. The owner is friendly, inviting even when busy. Nice cozy atmosphere, small giftshop, as well. Will go back.

Thank Stephen Wayne F... B
United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited a long time to be seated, but I wasn't overly surprised, because it did seem busy. However, the waitress was very short with us, didn't bring us drinks, and served several people who were seated after us. I finally had to go up to the cashier in the gift shop and have her get someone to serve us;... More 

Thank charlieruth
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on my way to Milan with my grandparents. I have many food allergies so didn't eat the food there, but my grandparents raved about it. They both had breakfast for lunch. Plate-sized pancakes really are plate sized!! The service was very quick and waiter very friendly. Bathroom clean. There's a cute gift shop in the restaurant as... More 

Thank Caitlin B
Ozone Park, New York
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Had breakfast here on our way to Santa's village, This looked like a little hole in the wall but wow was this the best surprise. The food was amazing. The pancakes were the best we ever had. Huge and delicious. The corn bread was also amazing. The portions were big. The server was very friendly and nice. The restaurant was... More 

Thank bid421
New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We have eaten here before on a whim. This time we went on purpose. Our meals have been generous portions of food, the pancakes are larger than the size of the plates, and the food is hot and fresh. They have a gift shop that rivals the tourist locations, and the service is excellent, with likeable prices. We will go... More 

Thank Marty K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: 16035864313
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?