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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
15408392231
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 181
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 1
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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
"Some of the best food we've ever had!"

The restaurant itself is full of history & the food is amazing!! Make sure to have a reservation as this is a very popular place. People from the Homestead rather eat here so it get's booked-up fast. Try something you can't normally get elsewhere like the seared duck breast or the fresh trout you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2013
Steve M
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The restaurant itself is full of history & the food is amazing!! Make sure to have a reservation as this is a very popular place. People from the Homestead rather eat here so it get's booked-up fast. Try something you can't normally get elsewhere like the seared duck breast or the fresh trout you will not be disappointed! The wine... More 

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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, what high praise! We appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. Thank you for visiting us during your visit to the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kate and John Loeffler More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Love the setting, the menu selection, and the wine cellar. Have eaten here 3 times in past year, consistent quality and service-always excellent. Smoked trout appetizer is wonderful. We have tried many items on the menu and never dissapointed.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had to attend a meeting at The Homestead in Hot Springs Virginia. Friends told us about this little restaurant down the road that was excellent. We decided to give it a try and it was excellent. Food was done perfectly with good size portions and the wine selection was excellent with many very reasonably priced wines. The service was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We detoured to the Waterwheel on the recommendation of a local patron and were happy we did! We went for Sunday Brunch. Had no idea what to expect, but did not expect for fine such wonderful elegance in a casual atmosphere. Romantic and Intimate. We love historic buildings and dining in the former gristmill was a delight. A year later,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A nice place to go off the Homestead property (and not owned by the hotel); We had the trout and it was extremely fresh and tasty

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We went to The Homestead for a weekend conference, and my boyfriend wanted to take me, one of his customers and his fiancee out for a nice dinner. After a quick internet search, he found The Waterwheel. Reservations for four on a Saturday night were easy to obtain, and we checked out the menu in advance. What caught our eye... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My husband and I are staying at The Homestead and had an amazing dinner at the Waterwheel tonight. It was outstanding! The food was light, cooked perfectly, and flavourful (also quite reasonably proced). I had an asparagus appetizer and chose a smoked trout appetizer for my main course...leaving room for a light, creamy cheesecake for dessert. My husband opted for... More 

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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, so glad to read that we made such a favorable impression! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review. We do hope that you will consider staying with us sometime. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back as inn guests. We will be sure to let Becky know your feedback as well. We know she will be... More 

Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A little pretentious, but the food deserves it! My husband had the river trout, I had the petit fillet w/wild mushrooms...we each had the house salad with blue cheese dressing - the dressing truly dressed the salad, it didn't overwhelm it. Food was fantastic!

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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate very much the time you took to write your review. Your feedback is critical to our growth. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, although we don't think we are pretentious, and certainly hope that we aren't coming across that way to others...hmm...must work on that :). We hope that if you are... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We enjoyed our meal but were disappointed because a set of parents could not or should I say would not control their children. The food was very good and staff was very nice. The Waterwheel has it's own pub, which used to be the office of the mill at one time.

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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide us with some feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal, but sorry that you didn't enjoy the atmosphere as much as you could have. Occasionally there are tables that are perhaps louder than others and with such a small restaurant the noise level can get noticeable at times. We hope that won't... More 

Bridgewater, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A wonderful restaurant located off the beaten trail. Also a bed and breakfast which we will try another time. Beautiful country and well worth the trip from Homestead and even Greebriar WV. Excellent food great atmosphere for a getaway.

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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. We do hope that you will give our inn a try sometime. We think you'll find it is a great compliment to the entire Bath County experience. Thank you for visiting the area. We hope to... 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: 15408392231

Price and Cuisine

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

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