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Waterwheel Café, Bakery & Bar

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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
$5 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, Vietnamese, American, Bar, Cafe
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting the area and went here for breakfast. Husband had bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, he said it was very good, tasty bacon. I had the brie, sun dried tomato and spinach omelette, it was amazing! We bought cinnamon raisin scones for later....They were the absolute best scones we have ever tasted!! There was a little bit of sugar on top...yum!! We will definitely stop here again next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

Wife and I are in town for a casual weekend. We hit the Waterwheel cafe for dinner our first night. They did well enforcing the COVID restrictions and made it a comfortable dining experience. The salads for starters were amazing. I had a simple Ceaser...and mama had the roasted beet and Gorgonzola salad. Great flavor. Great size. For main course mama had the salmon and I had the steak medallions skewers. Both were good sized portions, very flavorful and well presented. Dessert was carrot cake and chocolate moose pie. The chef and bakery are top shelf. The service by young Taylor was excellent. This place hit every mark. We will return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 14, 2020

My husband and I love this place. The Food is Fantastic and unique. A combination of American Fare coupled with Vietnamese. We have tried most things on the menu and we have never had a bad meal! The Crispy Duck is to die for as...is the Pistachio crusted Salmon, Mussels, Steak, Vietnamese sample platter. Lemon grass Shrimp Scallops. If you are feeling a burger, their burger is classic and delicious, the veggie burger is also very good.. I usually never order dessert, but I always have it when I am at the Waterwheel. Their pies, cakes and cookies are exceptional. The owner Darren and his wife and all the staff are super nice and friendly. It feels like family here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

I'm a local so I eat here all the time. The food is excellent. The service is prompt. And the prices are reasonable. My large family can have a filling meal on the cheap. For dinner, I recommend the Vietnamese soup. For breakfast, everything is...fantastic. Loved the smoked salmon.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal here. I would definitely recommend the Water Wheel for breakfast or lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Such a wonderful resturant with scrumptious breakfast and dinner. Used to go here with my mother as a child and now back in town i decide to stop in for breakfast. It was delicious. I highly suggest the french toast. It was so good me...and my husband came back for dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

The food is great, as is the atmosphere, but it is the owners Darin and Nancy that make this trip a MUST DO! AS WELL AS THE SERVERS - STANCY, ANGELICA, ALL OF THEM. The owner honors local artists, so good. This is a great...place to visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

I have eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this restaurant. I've even had bar food while visiting the bar. I have never had a bad meal here and would highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

The desserts offered here are in individual cups so everyone can get a different one and you can try them all. The french toast is light and airy. The dinner menu has a thai influence, the appetizer platter is very tasty and the duck is...delicious. Definately recommend for any meal of the day.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019

Stopped in for lunch on our first visit to Milford and were very pleased. Great soups and sandwiches with fresh local ingredients and the desserts were to die for. We'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2019
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from 310lynn2018 | Reviewed this property |
I would ask because they are open certain hours for certain meals .. but always get a dessert , explore the mill and if you drink there is a bar in the back that is original to the mill and a great place to sit . you can eat... More
March 18, 2017|
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Response from NGeraldine | Property representative |
We do offer our bar area for private parties. The availability of the bar area is very limited due to our live music schedule and other events. Please feel free to call us at 570-296-2383. You can see a few photos of the... More
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