The Water Wheel Tavern
Water Wheel Tavern is an historic Bucks County landmark originally built in 1714 by John Dyer, an English Quaker. It existed for centuries as a water wheel driven grist mill, and later hosted both a post office and a general store. The mill was transformed into an inn and tavern with the repeal of prohibition in 1933.
Now, after an extensive industrial chic renovation, we invite you to experience our comfortable ambiance, diverse menu and hard working professional staff!
*High tops & Patio tables are non reservable, but we will make every attempt to accommodate your request.*
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
6 oz. center cut filet, port ine demi-glace, potato parsnip mash, roasted asparagus
Mac Attack Burger
mac& cheese fritters, applewood bacon, ipa fondue, cheddar cheese, sriracha ketchup
with choice of sauce
Loved the French onion bruschetta and fried avocado appetizers. Always something creative on the menu either food or specialty cocktails. We enjoy the cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff.
Great atmosphere, good food and beer selection, great service and terrific atmosphere.
I am never disappointed at Waterwheel. The food is always flavorful and delicious and the service is attentive. They have a unique menu so it is always a treat to see what new items are on the menu or specials. Music on the weekends is entertaining. I highly recommend
As always the staff is friendly, welcoming and they always go out of their way to greet us and make sure we have everything we need. Bartender makes the best Cosmo and we’ve never had a disappointing meal. The entire restaurant is spotless! My favorite place in town!
Good food good service good value
Food and service were outstanding! Nina was a terrific server.
Had a birthday party for family for my daughter 8th birthday!!! Everyone was so nice and we had a great time.
It was a fun evening!!! The food was delicious and wait staff excellent!!
The mussels were not done well and the sauce was strange. The mashed potatoes were cold.
Had appetizers at a bar table. Food was excellent - wings, flatbread and mussels. Drinks were good and priced fairly. Service was a little scattered at times. Hostesses need a bit more experience. Went because we wanted to hear live music. Unfortunately, the musician they had was a bit hokey. Song choices were poor, singing not very good either
Amazing food and beautiful restaurant. Our server helped us decide drinks and dinner choices, she was really friendly and helpful! We would have loved to sit closer than the band area but it was full. Really nice place all around!
Great service! Nice staff
Excellent food and service. I ordered the corned beef reuben for lunch and it was pristinely lean. Our server was very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Looking forward to returning soon!
Good good - service was awesome - menu is limited a bit - great bar - would return
We were given a very nice table in the corner and enjoyed the food and evening! There was live music in the bar area but we could not hear it.
Valentine’s dinner - waitress could best be described as “surly”, cocktail tasted like a cup of lime juice, steak tough and food bland. Will say our appetizers (beat salad and onion soup) were good and bussing staff was good. Not the experience I was hoping for.
While we heard many rave reviews from our customers on Valentine's Day, and not one complaint on the day of, we may not have achieved the level of food and service we desired to achieve for your table. Feel free to contact our GM, Jim Daven, to discuss. We would be honored to have you back to prove what a fantastic setting, food, and service we can provide. best, Water Wheel Management
Food was underwhelming for the price
Great food. Quite evening. Staff was great. Will go again.
We are long-term diners at the Water Wheel. While we love the renovations and new look of the restaurant, brunch left us a bit disappointed. First the positives- the young man Staffing the omelet and carving stations is skilled and helpful. The servers are attentive, and the mimosas are quite good.
Buffet selections need improvement. Breakfast potatoes are coarse and dry. Green salad needs some additional ingredients to make it palatable- croutons, tomatoes, etc. Pasta and potato salad are clearly mass-produced from an outside supplier, and really unappetizing. Desserts during our first visit were quite good, but during our visit this week were sparse.
We hope to return when quality improves!
We chose this location to have a double date after we had a great experience a few months ago. This time around, I ordered the flat iron steak - which I didn't feel was as great at the filet mignon but was still good. My husband ordered the tomato basil soup with the grilled cheese croutons and loved it! My friend ordered the partridge pear sandwich, and her date ordered a burger, and everyone was very happy with their food. We even ordered dessert because we were having such a great time. We weren't rushed, everything came out in a timely manner and all the food was incredible. We will be back!
Went at an off time but service was great and food was excellent. Great vegan options as well.
Absolutely, took pictures of the restaurant and buffet setup to share with friends and family
comfort , great food , great service
The meal was rushed. Barely into our salad when the entrees were brought out. Would have liked a second glass of wine with dinner but didn’t have time. Didn’t get dessert and were out the door in 50 mins. Not a relaxing experience.
My new favorite pace. The ambience was charming, the wine selection was good and reasonably priced, the service was excellent and friendly and the food was very good. We are new residents of the area and can’t wait to visit again.
My family and I had a wonderful experience for Sunday Brunch at the Water Wheel Tavern. Everyone was happy with the food and service.
Food always good - We have always had great service and have enjoyed our evenings there ....
Great drinks (awesome winter sangria!), great food, great atmosphere! Nice music -- with just the right volume. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to go back often.
Other then it is in a large but cozy space Water Wheel is nothing special. They serve a lot of fried, unhealthy, high carb, high salt content food.
Hi Mindy, We value input from all of our customers and design our menu based on your feedback. Many enjoy our great selection of salads, as well as our hummus, cheeseboard, and vegan and vegetarian options such as the Impossible Burger and Impossible Bolognese. Yet, we also have many customers who also enjoy items like our Pig and Fig Burger, as well as our Flatbreads and Mac Fritters. Thanks again for your input. best, Water Wheel Management Team
Always a good time here. Just wish their specialty cocktails were a bit better.
Excellent, as always!
Nice beer list on tap, good wines and a great bartender! Cheesesteak was good, garlic parm fry upcharge...they could have been a little tastier. Seemed like just grated parm put on regular fries. Will be back! Nice, cozy spot with a great menu.
I am bringing four of my friends there next Saturday for lunch. Wonderful all around experience!!
The menu seems to be hit or miss. It was great when it opened and then went downhill. Over the summer and into the fall the menu was very good but now it’s back to limited options. No pasta unless you want impossible meatballs and they removed the good salads.
Everything was great. From the welcome of the hostess, the service was spot on and food was excellent. Mac and Cheese Fritters are always a favorite. Live music in the bar was really good!
Great food and service - was our first time there - would definitely return
Felt very rushed on NYE, but that’s to be expected. Food was still very good.
The cod po boy was just ok. But everything else was great. I’ll definitely be back.
Food great. Ok with separate checks. Don’t rush you out. We sat for about an hour after we ate.
The Water Wheel Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.