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Waterwheel Cafe - CLOSED

2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
+1 607-844-4499
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
11 Aug 2015
“OUTstanding steak!”
13 Sep 2014
“A gem you must see...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is set on an ordinary street in Freeville but the food is anything but ordinary! My husband and I went on a recent Saturday night and our meal far exceeded our expectations. The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious and...More

Thank molleen d
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My Husband found this place and I can't stop thanking him. I am still amazed at the extreme high quality of food and service. It hit every high note that you could ask for. The prices were so good for that quality that I am...More

Thank RalphyBreesport
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I thought the food was great my dad being old was not accustomed to gravy o n his steak and mom agreed. but they the whole meal had fried oysters and dad liked them they were good drank some booze mom and dad had a...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 July 2013

July 12, 2013: Terrible experience. Went there with friend, ordered bottle of "WaterWheel" Shiraz which was at room temperature and had to ask for ice to bring up to a slight chill. Ordered French onion soup - strained - well it was just broth and...More

2  Thank Chris D
waterwheel_10, Owner at Waterwheel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2013

1. Red wine is customarily served at room temperature, hence the Shiraz bottle was served that way. 2. It is true, the two entrees you received on Friday July 12, 2013 were below our rigorous standards. We offered you two new entrees at no charge...More

Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the waterwheel after hearing good things about the dishes and atmosphere. It literally blew our, already inflated, expectations out of the water! He had steak, I had scallops. We started with apps and salads. Everything was amazing. Cooked to...More

1  Thank 1offchic
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A few friends of mine suggested I go here for dinner. We decided to try Easter brunch for our first time. Upon arriving we were greeted by a very cheerful pleasant waitress, who seemed genuinely warm and inviting. Unfortunately, she ended up not to be...More

Thank maggienineteen63
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We have been to the Waterwheel several times over the past few years. It has one of the most interesting menus around, and they often have special meals, such as the Mardi Gras dinner we enjoyed last night. They have an expanded wine and beer...More

1  Thank Swimmom1050
Reviewed 17 October 2012

I really love this place.... The food is great and always consistant. The owners work very hard to ensure that their guests are well taken care of and go the extra mile to make you feel very welcome. Last visit we entertained friend's from Costa...More

2  Thank eddie80
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Who'd a Thunk it. Located at the four corners in Freeville, NY is a restaurant that rivals any in nearby Ithaca, NY. We were there for the Prime Rib special on a Wednesday night. The bread was home made and served with an olive oil-basil...More

Thank Stanleyzed
Reviewed 26 August 2012

My husband and I were visiting family in Groton, NY and they took us to the Waterwheel Cafe. What a lovely surprise. The food was great and the waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was very busy but the owners took the time to stop...More

Thank Perrault54
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Main St # 4, Freeville, NY 13068-9806
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Freeville
  • Phone Number: +1 607-844-4499
  • E-mail
Located on scenic Fall Creek with a view on untainted woodland along the shore. We offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday. The monthly musician's schedule is posted on our Waterwheel Cafe website. We offer group discounts and are willing to prepare a special menu by request. We reserve the fireplace-bar area for groups ranging from 20- 40. This assures an intimate dining atmosphere.
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