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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here during our stay at the Homestead (quick 5 minute drive). Loved it! Staff was incredibly nice and everything we ate was delicious and presented beautifully. We both had the hanger steak and the squash blossoms- amazing. The steak was perfectly cooked. Thanks for such a great night!

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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Waterwheel Restaurant in Warm Springs, Virginia. The atmosphere was great, the food excellent, and service exceptional. We will definitely return the next time we're in town. I

1 Thank LJMQZ
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ooohhhh, the French onion soup! So delicious. Perfectly cheesy and crispy and warm! My husband and I literally raved about it and haven't found anything to match it before or since. We passed a very pleasant late meal here during our honeymoon weekend and sat on the back patio near the waterwheel overlooking the water. My husband ordered steak and... More 

Thank Alison M
Arlington, Virginia
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249 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here many times in the past 10 years when we visit The Homestead resort. It used to be my favorite place and so I was looking forward to spending my birthday dinner there. Unfortunately, it looks like the chef and/or management changed because it definitely went way down hill. Waitress: She came up introduced herself and only... More 

Thank WA2DC
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with family, older children, and dinner was wonderful. Staff was very accommodating and attentive. Food was well prepared and tasty. Enjoy d the evening. This is the sister restaurant of the Les Cochons in Hot Springs ; but, emphasis is regional rather than French. Happy there are different choices and one should visit both if one has enough... More 

Thank Diverge
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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363 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love how this restaurant always honors our request for our favorite table when my husband and I dine here. The food is always freshly prepared and gorgeously presented. Service has always been friendly and the staff is knowledgeable. Try the Catfish or one of their steaks, they are ALWAYS perfectly prepared.

Thank sunflower35
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying at the Homestead do yourself a favor and skip the resort restaurants and head straight to the Waterwheel. We had an incredible meal here this evening with each bite seemingly better than the last. Lightly fried squash blossoms were a delight. The mountain trout dinner was superb with house smoked trout roe and local mushrooms and... More 

Thank Adam S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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260 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here for about fifteen years. It is by far our favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and appealing. The service is the best, both socially fun and knowledgeable. For a restaurant to be great for me, it has to be good, and this place has been consistently excellent.

Thank William B
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Love everything about this restaurant- the offbeat location, atmosphere, service and cuisine. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area or as an alternative to the restaurants at the nearby Homestead Resort.

Thank ptsusan
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Food was excellent and nicely presented. Restaurant is located in an old mill house. Can chose your own bottle from their wine cellar.

Thank NanaP123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warm Springs
  • Phone Number: 15408392231
The Inn at Gristmill Square showcases regional American farm-to-table cuisine in the Waterwheel Restaurant. Our menu changes with the seasons to guarantee the freshest most authentic flavors. Freshly prepared ingredients from local and regional growers fill the menu, offering guests an exceptional dining experience. Beyond the menu, guests will enjoy a romantic, intimate atmosphere inside our renovated Mill.

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