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“One of the most memorable meals that I have experienced” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterwheel Restaurant

Waterwheel Restaurant
124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
540-839-2231
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Owensboro, KY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“One of the most memorable meals that I have experienced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We left the Homestead to try this restaurant based on the rave reviews. The atmosphere was absolutely charming, service impeccable and the food outstanding. It truly was a trifecta! Be certain to visit the wine cellar and arrive early for a drink in the cozy bar area. A truly memorable evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“splendid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Abandoned the Homestead -- Hot Springs -- to make our way to Warm Springs and it was well worth it. A delightful candlelit venue with well executed dishes. You can go into the wine cellar and pick your own bottle, which was fun. And the prices -- wine, meal, all of it -- make sense. We were both delighted and would quickly return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very Fine place to eat in a Mill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

What a way to see history of a gristle mill inside, very Finely done inside to go with very Fine dinning! Plate setting was tops, having to seat by the real mill inside. Jennifer our server was excellent and could not ask for better. Have to check out the real onion soup with the real cheese melted, wait till you get your salad and the different dressing too. Check out the drink moonshine, a must if you want something different. If you travel the distance to get there ,make sure to book early to get the best seat in the house!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Wow, what high praise! We appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you allow us to be a regular stop during your visits to the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Must See the Wine Cellar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Small but very nice restaurant. Great staff. Must go down to the wine cellar to pick your bottle of wine.
Had the pate place & filet three nights in a row! Excellent restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate that you took the time to write about your experience. So glad to learn that you loved the wine cellar as much as we do! We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful thanksgiving dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed. Great food, excellent service - highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday to dine with us and enjoy a special prix fixe menu. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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