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“Nice spot”

Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Milford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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 & lunch daily with dinners being served Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Waterwheel's customers are comfortable in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The kitchen staff consistently prepares a fresh and flavorful eclectic menu that excites not only the palate, but the eye as well.
Grahamsville, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2008

Nice spot with divine food choices. Quaint and comfortable. Food quality great. Lovely settings. Different areas to sit and enjoy your meal-outside deck, enclosed sunroom porch, or main dining by the Water Wheel. Pasteries and breads for individual purchases. So nice that I may have absent mindedly over left a tip after paying for lunch. The experience was that good it didn't even phase me to leave a $10.25 tip-instead of $1 and .25, if I did in addition to paying for my meal which was only $9.61.

Ranges of food choices - vegan to steak and daily specials. Wonderful appetizers, and exotic variations from the "normal" humdrum lunch experience.

Would recommend going during slow times of the day though not peak lunch. Staff a little short with customers at those particular times-overly crowded points of the day. Little things like getting refills and the bill took a bit too long. Some places need to remember that critics come in all shapes, sizes, and classes. Every customer means something regardless of appearance.

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“Decent prices and good food, although it gets crowded during the fast times for meals. I recommend stopping by the...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2008

Decent prices and good food, although it gets crowded during the fast times for meals. I recommend stopping by the other shops in the old mill and taking the walking tour as well.

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“Nice outdoor deck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2007

My husband and I had coffee here on a weekend afternoon. It is a little walk from downtown but worth it. The back deck was a particularly nice place for a chat. The lunch menu looked very reasonably priced and if we had been in town another day we probably would have gone back for lunch. They had a decent vegetarian menu also. After you eat, check out some of the little stores in the same building and the self-guided tour of the waterwheel. The shopkeepers are very friendly.

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