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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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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Maynard, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of their food is good: buttermilk pancakes are a family fav. Service however, tends to be slow if they are busy.

Thank RayBlessing
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good old-fashioned mountain breakfast place. Good food at a good price and everyone left the table full and happy. Service a wee slow - to get food, check, etc can take awhile- but all part of the ambiance of place. Would go regularly if this was near us.

Thank FrozenMe
Harwinton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious home cooked meals. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast before our hike and the best burger ever, following our hike.

Thank leslieflwrs
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on the last day of our vacation.. our loss because it was amazing!! I wish we could have had breakfast here everyday. The food is priced so well that it was a steal and portions are GIGANTIC!!! The hungry bear omelette is 12 eggs!!! for only $11!! WHAT?! I got a smaller version of it and it... More 

1 Thank beatrizbry2
Jefferson, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best breakfast around the area! The pancakes are the size of your head and everything is homemade! The food is so good and the little shop is so cute. It has lots of NH items to look at. It tends to be very busy (Which is a good sign) so I recommend getting their before 7:30 or after 10:30 (those... More 

Thank JandNBtravlers
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Local breakfast place, huge portions of great food. Nice staff. Also has gifts and home made fudge. Good location if traveling to Mount Washington.

Thank Helen K
Brockton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Enormous portions of fantastic food. Wish there were more restaurants like the WaterWheel ! Perfect for families and travelers.

Thank yeats73

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?