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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%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (50 reviews)
“bolognese” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of dinning at. Love the farm to take menu and the wine cellar was a fantastic touch. Due to busy lives and children this was my husband's and I first date night in 4 years...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place to eat at. First thing we did was go down to the wine room to pick out our bottle of wine for the meal. Highly recommend the onion soup for a starter. We had the fish special and the stuffed homemade pasta....More

Thank walsworthsd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of eating at the Waterwheel restaurant at The Grist Mill a couple times during a family visit in Bath County and I was blown away by the experience. John and Kate, the proprietors, made a point to come to the table...More

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5-star in all aspects: menu, ambience, staff, and location in Warm Springs. Locally-grown food and excellent wine selection (pick your own bottle from extensive wine cellar). Knowledgeable friendly staff. If you're staying at the Homestead, put aside one night to visit Waterwheel Restaurant at the...More

Thank Norwood23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Susan R
Is the breakfast basket included in the room rate?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Sybil61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the basket is included in the regular room rate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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