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The WaterWheel

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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
+1 603-586-4313
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing cornbread, I probably could eat just that and be happy and content. I got the "Mount Jefferson" which is a pancake, egg, homefries, and your choice of meat. Choose the sausage. It's locally made, juicy and so flavorful. The blueberry pancake is larger than your head. And incredibly delicious. The place can become busy, but it's worth the wait.

Thank Lynn L
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102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard for me to get excited about a breakfast restaurant as I feel you have to go out of your way to really screw up flapjacks or eggs but this place does a really good job of making theses items better than they usually are. I know they're the only choice you have here in the booming metropolis of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a required breakfast stop whenever we're in the area. The food is always top notch. The prices are definitely family friendly and the portion sizes are more than generous. Get here early...as it fills up quick!!!

Thank CrazyMainer77
Rhode Island
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Whenever we visit this area of New Hampshire we have breakfast at the Water Wheel. Its worth driving several miles to eat here. The breakfast is wonderful and homemade. This time we enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes, southwestern omelet and even a wonderful Belgian waffle. Great variety and plenty of food at a very reasonable price. There is also a very... More 

Thank bioguy
North Waterboro, Maine
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

You might think because this is like the only breakfast place in town and that's why it is number 1. So wrong this place was so worth the 15 min wait graze through the gift shop. You have pancakes the size of your head for under $3.00 with real maple syrup. My dad is a big eater and he Ordered... More 

Thank glorijane w
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Stopped by this place the morning on our way to the Cog Railway. The waitress was exceptionally pleasant and the location extremely easy to find. Parking is really tight, especially on a busy day. We went on a saturday and got there the place was empty. Pretty soon it filled up and there were people waiting to be seated. Our... More 

Thank Kali C
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Before I get into this review, I want to make clear that the food on offer really is good and well priced. But, there are many buts... On the wall in the Waterwheel is a quote about patience (see photo) and boy do you need it here. We are a European couple and stopped here on our New England road... More 

Thank Ben T
New Windsor, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Food was great and cheap. Huge pancakes. Service is a little on the slower side, but we weren't in a rush so it didn't bother us. The food was totally worth it.

Thank Jennifer B
Coventry, Connecticut
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

After a disappointing breakfast buffet at our hotel the day before, we decided to venture out to find a better place. We found it! We were lucky to arrive and get a table right away. The place was rustic, but homey and clean. We were greeted by Trisha, one of the owners. She instantly made us feel welcome, gave us... More 

Thank X-countryGuy
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

They have huge delicious pancakes! As they are known for the pancake being their specialty that is what everyone ordered. Different toppings/stuffings but everyone liked them. Plus they serve real maple syrup by default! No extra charge! But get there early we got in at 8:15 and as we were getting ready to leave at 8:45 their was a line.

Thank 330Greg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: +1 603-586-4313
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?