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Waterwheel Restaurant

124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
+1 540-839-2231
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“trout” (50 reviews)
“bolognese” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Housed in an old grist mill this restaurant has real charm.It is the only great restaurant for miles around so I suggest you book. We had beets to start and bolognaise pasta for main which were both excellently cooked and served. You are invited to...More

1  Thank pugwash26
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Took a short Memorial Day weekend trip and ate at Waterwheel restaurant. Had the best salmon ever on a bed of English peas with a light citrus sauce. My husband had a delicious filet. No tables available since we didn't have reservations. We were able...More

Thank 1978Julia
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We love finding little unique restaurants like this one. The atmosphere was cozy and delightful. The food was very good, and so were the drinks. Service was good, too.

Thank Cricket51
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This is a first class operation.  The food was beyond reproach.  Every course, from the cheese plate to the lemon tahini ice cream, was out of this world. We had the crab cakes and Bolognese, both were outstanding. The wine cellar is small but diverse...More

Thank Emille B
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We recently had dinner at the Waterwheel while staying nearby. The restaurant is in an old mill building, which gives it quite a bit of charm. The menu is not large but everything we had was well prepared and delicious. We enjoyed shrimp bisque, catfish...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant twice a year when we use our Owners Club weekends at the Homestead and it never disappoints. The bar is a delight and the food is always well prepared with plenty of options and great evening specials. The service...More

Thank rreishman
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I made reservations here several weeks out to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday. From the team member taking my reservation to the hostess to the waitress, the customer service was excellent. We enjoyed a few cocktails before dinner and the favorite menu items were the...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed May 19, 2017

We were there a week ago and had mentioned, when making a reservation, that it was our anniversary. Everyone was super attentive. We first went to the bar, as we'd arrived early. The bartender was very courteous and offered us tastings of several wines, after...More

Thank E. A
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We have visited Warm Springs, VA several times over the past 6 years for the excellent trout fishing and have dined at The Waterwheel Restaurant at the Gristmill 4 times before this experience. It was remembered as being casually elegant with excellent food and a...More

Thank Stephandfrank
GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

We are certainly sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience. Should you wish to discuss this further with one of the owners, who would welcome the chance to discuss your visit, please call or email us. We always want right a wrong and...More

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Our second meal at the Waterwheel, and our second excellent meal. The food is very well prepared and the charm of the dining area is second to none if you enjoy authentic rustic atmosphere. After-dinner cocktails were particularly well prepared. A great evening.

Thank JanexLamar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 540-839-2231
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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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