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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great food! In my top five restaurants of all time. Wait my top three. The wife loved it as well so I know it was good! She is very picky and hard to please.

Thank Micheal D
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed our second visit to the Waterwheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square, Warm Springs, VA, as much as we did our first. The menu is varied and engaging, the food masterfully prepared and nicely plated, and well served at the table. The owners, Kate & John, are bright and energetic, applying their credentialed experience to provide memorable... More 

Thank LynnAtTheBurg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We chose this restaurant over dinner at The Homestead and are so happy we did. We only have good things to say. Wait staff and hostess were friendly, helpful. Very nice, picture perfect salad. The trout entrée was first class, as were the scallops. Unique, quaint building. Overall a very pleasant evening. Recommend reservations.

Thank madisonal
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food at the Waterwheel (tiny restaurant in the Inn at Gristmill Square) is fresh and delicious. Service is wonderful. Even though we stayed at the Homestead, we made sure to eat at the Waterwheel!

Thank ScreenName61_11
Luray, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent two nights at the Inn at Gristmill Square and so happy we chose to have dinner here one of those evenings. Absolutely wonderful. Our party of four experienced the ribeye, scallops and filet. We were all so pleased. Wonderful atmosphere also.

Thank pagecogal
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. What a great place! We loved the site—it had all of the mill details still intact, including the waterwheel on the outside. I felt at ease immediately, with the friendly, sweet staff and warm atmosphere. The Artisanal Cheese Plate was a wonderful starter. The house salad featured a delicious herb vinaigrette... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There's not a lot of food to choose from in this neck of the woods, and we very much appreciated the beautiful historical site. Our server was curt and impersonable and made us feel like outsiders, not welcome at all. Food was decent. Nice dinner rolls, salads were fresh and nicely presented. My trout was a bit overcooked, but otherwise... More 

Thank Freimie
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Waterwheel Restaurant is part of the Inn at Gristmill Square and while we have never stayed there, we have dined (eaten is not an apt description) here several times. I started with a blanched white and green asparagus appetizer followed by their wonderful trout. Husband had a caesar salad and rib eye. The service is outstanding and friendly. Why... More 

1 Thank wvjake
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have dined here a couple of times and enjoyed it. Really nice atmosphere , good menu and very cool bar and wine cellar--pick your own. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. Good variety and not tricked up--my wife loved the trout. Service is very good and reception friendly. Just now starting to spend fair amounts of time in Hot Springs and this... More 

1 Thank ajgibb1
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

...get the valet to bring your car around to the front door. Then drive five miles up the road to Warm Springs and have dinner at the Waterwheel. The restaurants at the Homestead are quite good, but the Waterwheel is the next level up, for less money. I roundly recommend the trout and my wife loved the ravioli. The chef... More 

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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