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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Olney, Maryland
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213 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The food here is amazing and the presentation is phenomenal! The wine list (by the glass) is very good or you can take a chance and go down to the wine cellar and choose your own bottle.

Thank antsmarching2x2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Went at 6 pm on a Friday (made a reservation on open table) and had a delicious and peaceful dinner. The salad was garden fresh and the trout was delicious. We enjoyed the homemade ice cream as well. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and the service was great. What's also neat is that they have... More 

Thank Michele M
Charlotte, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We stayed at the Gristmill Inn, and visited several restaurants in the area, but our favorite was the Water Wheel. They have a very diverse menu, excellent wine list and great food. Very reasonable pricing and definitely worth considering when in this area.

Thank Dwaine H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We've eaten several times at the Waterwheel and always enjoyed the meal. The food is locally sourced and prepared with a flair that will surpirise you. Let John the owner show off his selection of world class wines that is viewable down in the small basement which housed the working parts of this converted mill. The trout, beef, and seasonal... More 

Thank John M
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

My wife and I had the privilege to eat here and it was great. There weren't any tables available at the time so we decided to sit at one of the tables at the bar and were glad we did. Had an excellent dinner and very good conversation with some locals. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Have been wanting to... More 

Thank Jeremy B
Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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!

1 Thank Jennifer Gagel M
Washington, DC
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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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, Special occasions, 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: 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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