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The WaterWheel

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1955 Presidential Hwy, Rte. 2, Jefferson, Jefferson, NH 03583-6208
+1 603-586-4313
06:00 - 14:00
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Thu - Mon 06:00 - 14:00
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Smaller in side. Usually a wait. Great food decent prices. Husbands favorite breakfast place up here.

Thank Chrissy4769
Goffstown, NH
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped here for breakfast one morning while staying in Jefferson to visit Santa's Village. It was not crowded, service was fast, and portions of carbohydrates are huge! I'd stop here again if I'm in town. Coffee was on my mind most of all, and it was hot and they kept the refills coming.

Thank Erika_F
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 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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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 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 bent705
New Windsor, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?