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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
540-839-2231
Today
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 170
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The best in Hot Springs/Warm Springs area

Waterwheel was a true treat! The food and service were equally impressive. The meat was delicious and the ambiance was outstanding. This should be your top choice outside of the Homestead restaurants

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Tony D
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Waterwheel was a true treat! The food and service were equally impressive. The meat was delicious and the ambiance was outstanding. This should be your top choice outside of the Homestead restaurants

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Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visit Warm Springs, Virginia for the beauty, the remoteness and the flyfishing. Sitting in rocking chairs on the front porch we soak in the sunset and listen to the quiet. Solitude in all its glory. True, The Homestead in Hot Springs and the Cascades Golf Course nearby attract visitors, but one could drive miles on back roads and see... More 

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Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here one night. While the menu was not particularly exciting, the food was OK if somewhat overpriced. Service was friendly and polite.

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My sister, friend and I ate at this restaurant while staying at the Inn at Gristmill Square. Both mine and my sister's meals were very nice, however, my friend had a bit of trouble when it came to her meal. My friend is lactose intolerant and therefore she had a relatively small amount of options to choose from. She decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Waterwheel restaurant is the go to place for locals as well as visitors to this historic area. It has wonderful ambiance with cozy seating and a creekside outdoor patio. An extensive wine list with an experienced wine enthusiast, a professional staff and delicious food make this a favorite spot for many. Reservations are needed as it is always full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited Waterwheel with a party of 7, and arrived to find our table beautifully set. We were greeted warmly - the evening began when we crossed the threshold! A visit to the wine cellar is a must - it's a small, intimate space, filled with an impressive collection of wine. The architecture of the building adds a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We were guests at the homestead resort and decided to venture off campus for a change of scenery. So, so glad we took the 10 minute trip! We couldn't get a reservation here but took a chance on getting a bar table. We walked right in and were immediately sat at the larger bar table. Everything about this place, from... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had one of the best meals in recent memory. Quiet, nice restaurant with excellent service, great local food and charming atmosphere.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Waterwheel Restaurant is part of the Inn at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs, Va which is a small mountain town. The restaurant is comfortable. Food and wine are above average and service was excellent. The fried chick pea appetizer was especially good. Overall, the restaurant is worth a detour, but not a journey, unless coupled with a stay at... More 

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Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were part of a large group eating here one night. Host ordered one of each of the appetizers for the table to try. Dinner includes a salad. We had trout, a chicken roll up, papardelle, and salmon- all which were good. The waitress was efficient in keeping up with everyone's bill- divided the appetizer cost between all of us,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warm Springs
  • Phone Number: 540-839-2231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?