This fascinating restaurant is built inside of a restored 19th-century water-powered grist mill, and your whole party will be amazed to see this incredible piece of machinery in action! Water pours over the three-story-high water wheel, which drives the shafts, gears, pulleys, and belts that grind the grain. Visitors can explore the mill with a self-guided tour. This functional piece of American history is now open to the public, and WaterWheel Café would love to serve you some delicious American and International cuisine alongside the really cool water wheel! It’s a unique piece of Pennsylvania that you can’t experience elsewhere, and you won’t want to miss it!
Meals at the Mill
WaterWheel Café is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and for dinner from Thursday through Saturday. The breakfast menu is full of yummy home-style choices that won’t break the bank, from a wide variety of omelettes, to breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, French toast, and pastries from the bakery. Lunch offers a vast array of salads and sandwiches, ranging from the familiar to the exotic, with such international options as Grilled Cubano, Banh Mi, and Mousse de Foie de Canard.
Dinner at WaterWheel restaurant really ups the ante, with incredible appetizers like Classic French Mussels and the Mediterranean Sampler, a chef’s selection of pate, seasonal fruits, imported cheeses, and more. Nearly half the dinner menu is Vietnamese-inspired, so you should also expect appetizers like Vietnamese Crispy Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls and Grilled Lamb Meatballs with Mint and Garlic. Entree choices include Crispy Roast Duckling, Basque Seafood Stew, and Pork Osso Bucco.
If you’re not quite up for a whole meal, but still want to grab a great drink and a bite, check out the bar menu with its fun selection of smaller offerings! Choices include a Charbroiled 8 oz. Hereford Burger, Tempura Soft-Shell Crab Wrap with Avocado, and small pizzas. The bar also has a great selection of craft brews and wines. Every Thursday, WaterWheel restaurant and bar hosts a blues jam with great live music; check their calendar for other upcoming shows.
WaterWheel Café, Bakery & Bar: a local favorite with great food and historical flair, that you’ll want to visit again and again. And the best part is when you head home full and happy to your awesome and comfortable Pocono Mountain rental!
WaterWheel Café, Baker & Bar
150 Water Street
- Recurring daily
- Time: Schedules Vary By Day
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