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Waterwheel Restaurant

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124 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
+1 540-839-2231
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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huntington, wv
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

homestead shuttled us here, about a 10 minute drive. I really interesting place, very old and charming. lots of local cuisine and good wine selection. only open for dinner (at least this time of year)

Thank ekter
Glen Allen, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was at The Homestead for a few days and was not impressed with the menu there, so searched for a better alternative The Waterwheel came to our attention, and it did not disappointed! A charmingly rustic grist mill, with limited seating, welcomed us with candlelight. Our waiter Danny was very knowledgeable, not only about the menu, but also about the... More 

Thank Darlenenna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary here and were pleased with our choice. I highly recommend the butternut squash bisque and the trout. Order the house salad if for no other reason than the presentation.

Thank Martha D
Lynchburg, Virginia
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Still flatuating over this gastronomic experience. I suppose that is the word...an incredible evening from the beginning. Como Sur pinot noir, warm Brussels sprouts, homemade potato bread, romaine salad and beef tenderloin with all the accoutrements. Maple cake ends it all. Setting in an old gristmill in the quaint southern town of warm springs, VA. All farm to table, impeccable... More 

Thank Caroline72747
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Loved the restaurant. Stayed at the Homestead down the road and wanted to eat "off campus" and this was a great place. Our meal was delicious, staff was friendly and instead of a wine list you could go down in the cellar and pull your own bottle (all the pricing was on each of the bottles). Found a fantastic Cote... More 

Thank RoxyAnnapolis
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had the occasion to eat here last week. The restaurant is located inside an old grist mill. It has country charm and ambiance. There is a small wine cellar that all guests are encouraged to see whether or not you purchase a bottle of wine to have for your dinner. There is also a separate wine list at the... More 

Thank engine6
Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Skip the other resturants around this area and make a reservation here. My husband and I stayed in hot springs for 2 nights and ate here the first night. We immediately made a reservation for the second night for dinner. All the food was gourmet and amazing. Superb staff, atmosphere and presentation of the food. Would highly recommend. Great variety... More 

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Richmond, VA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Enjoyed a few days at the lovely Inn at Gristmill Square and had dinner at their restaurant last evening. Small, bustling (not an empty seat Monday or Tuesday) with locals, visitors, and some corporate types. Service is excellent - attentive but not too much so. I can't say enough about how good the food is. Our party of four loved... More 

Thank BCOS_7
Channahon, Illinois
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed a business dinner at the Waterwheel. The drive from the Homestead was short enough to be enjoyable. The location, while out of the way, is a real charming area. The river was raging when we were there, but that didn't detract for the fabulous spot. The food was really well prepared. Our waitress offered suggestions for both food... More 

Thank wendydear1
Lynchburg, Virginia
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place was so wonderful! Has a great wine cellar and excellent staff. The menu changes and the food is excellent. If you're staying at the Homestead you should visit this place for sure.

Thank Cutiepet2tie

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484
  • 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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