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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
+1 540-839-2231
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

One word...WOW! My wife and I visited on the last night of our stay. So glad we did this on the last night! So much better than anything else we have eaten on this trip! We enjoyed the stuffed squash blossoms, salads, pork and beef filet entrees. There was a party in my mouth with every bite! This restaurant is... More 

Thank trex37
Ashburn, Virginia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here for dinner based on friends' and online recommendations when we stayed at the Homestead for the weekend. (Be sure to call at least a day before for reservations!) Our experience was really wonderful. I would give it 4.5 stars if possible here. The Waterwheel is quaint, quiet, well-kept, and staffed by friendly and attentive... More 

Thank Kurt C
north carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love this restaurant! Such a unique menu. Every dish was like a work of art. They have a wonderful wine cellar and a great beer selection. Very attentive service.

Thank nclisa39
Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Waterwheel Restaurant. My wife enjoyed the Salmon while I had the Hanger Steak. Both were delicious and prepared as we requested. My wife enjoyed the ice cream trio, which featured a scoop of Bacon ice cream. First time for that particular flavor. It was delicious. We were staying at the... More 

Thank MissPawley
VA Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is truly a former working grist mill and the owner has done a minimal amount of renovations so that it still looks like a mill minus the grinding stones. Features a wine cellar with a fairly wide selection and prices. Menu was not large but very adequate. Prices average for this type of restaurant. Appetizers were interesting and deciding... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This restaurant is a short drive from the Omni Homestead but very well worth it. The food was unbelievable as was the service. I would highly recommend this place to anybody visiting the region.

Thank asd24
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

What a special place! Great food, wonderful atmosphere including good background music. The venue is an old mill and you can visit the wine cellar below, pick your bottle and see a bit of the inner workings of the wheel. Chef Chris went out of his way to create a special meal for one of us with dietary restrictions. I... More 

Thank travelhappy1127
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The Waterwheel is charmingly decorated, the service always impeccable. The menu is consistently elegant and delicious. Nothing negative to say at all. There is a variety of meats, my favortite was a duck entree. The wine cellar can provide a favorite or new wine with expert descriptions.

Thank charellen
Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ate here while staying at the Inn and enjoyed amazing food. Everything we ate was completely amazing, we had appetizers, main courses and desserts. I had the hangar steak and it was very good. The decor is very nice and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Joshua R
Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is our second time eating here and the food continues to be excellent. The wine selection is outstanding and the staff helpful and accommodating. If you are staying at the Homestead, it is an easy drive to the Waterwheel. Better yet, stay at the Inn here and visit the Homestead.

Thank Broadean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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, 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
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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