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
Gilded Grilled Cheese
Texas toast, cave aged gruyere, fresh goat cheese, cheddar, smoked tomato jam dip
red, white, fra diavolo or coconut milk curry with garlic toast points
diver scallops, porcini mushroom, polenta, smoked mussels, roasted ratatouille, aged balsamic, basil gastrique
The Water Wheel is very consistent
Great food and service, a little too dark had to use phone flash lights to see menu.
Service very good, good ok
Easter brunch - selection provided buffet opportunities without the buffet. We were able to order a platter of cheese fruits muffins danish and buns for the table. The entree selection was varied and well priced. My eggs Benedict was done beautifully.
Great service and great food. I highly recommend the cheesesteak egg rolls!
We were in a high traffic table, our menus showed up late, we gave up waiting for my beer and we were expecting a better menu selection compared to the competition. Our waitress was very good under the circumstances even though the bill still had the original beer price to which she said that's OK. We have eaten there before and based on the overall experience, we will take this one off our list.
Always a fun time. Great food and service. Music is great but can be a little too loud
Best meal I’ve had out in a year!! Bonus music and atmosphere.
Hasn’t been there in quite a few years. Food was good, but way expensive for what we got. We ordered scallops wrapped in bacon and there were 4 tiny pieces and two of them didn’t even have scallop in the middle.! Dish was mostly cous cous. Soups were good, but $9 a bowl? A bit pricy! For what we paid for 4 people, I would have expected to leave feeling full.
First time dining here. Pleasantly surprised how nice: decor, bar area, food presentation, draft beer selection, and menu variability. Bacon wrapped scallops app very good, and the salmon entree portion was very large and done perfectly. Only disappointment was the Shepherds Pie special, though very tasty, it could have had more of the meat/potatoes blend in the carved out soda bread bowl (which wasn't carved out as much as you would like). It was almost like you were getting a cup of meat mix placed on top of a 6-7" dia. round baked soda bread. Plus, placed around the bread bowl were more slices of soda bread. Carrots or some other veggie perhaps might have been a better choice. However, if you're into carbs, then that dish is for you. Re: service, it couldn't have been better!!! Lindsay was an ace, and very attentive! Will definitely be going back soon.
Service from our guy Jeffy was great 5 plus stars.
I feel for the prices charged servings could have been bigger.
The prices on the menu online that we were told to look at were different,we were charged more.
The food was good.
The food was good. We will definitely go back. I had the chicken panini and it was good, but will probably try something different next time like what my boyfriend had. He had the bacon wrapped scallops and risotto. I had a taste and LOVED it! Our server Nina was AMAZING. She was great. Gave us a big hello when we first got there that set the tone. She was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Love the atmosphere. So cozy and relaxing. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
Great service, good food. Broad selection menu complemented with specials.
This was our first visit to the Waterwheel Tavern. We experienced a casual pub environment for lunch. My wife had a Rubin sandwich which see liked very much, however, her rum & Diet Coke had way too much ice and little rum & Diet Coke. I had tacos & onion rings. The latter were really good - large & not heavily breaded. But my tacos were made with corn tortillas that were over cooked (microwaved) which made them stiff and plastic like. Would have preferred soft tortillas or corn ones that weren't stale. Nevertheless, we had a good time and we will probably return when we are looking for a friendly pub. Good draft beer selection.
Fantastic service and food was delicious,highly recommend the burger and cheesesteak egg rolls
Our lunch was great and our server Zach was very attentive and friendly! I enjoyed my drink and we both enjoyed our meal! I booked thinking we were having brunch. Due to covid they are not serving brunch on Sundays. We were disappointed, but assuming it’s a miscommunication with open table.
A group of us were there for my birthday and our waitress was excellent, she was on top of everything and made it a very fun experience! The food and cocktails were wonderful as well!
Food, drinks, and atmosphere were all fantastic. Great tavern. Will definitely be returning
Perfect date night, delicious food, and great live entertainment! The food presentation was awesome!!!! Scallops were yum!
The Shrimp Stack was amazing.
Very good Caesar salad and crab cakes. Will be back
Seats were as promised. There was live music in the dining area which was unexpected but very good. Service was outstanding so overall very good experience.
Excellent!! Enjoyed live music for the first time in a year!!
What a great find. Big enough that you can feel very comfortable during COVID. Everyone is well space out. Great food. Great drinks. Great service.
Dinner was wonderful, the service was wonderful and the Ambiance with the live music was wonderful one of our favorite places for dinner
Got the Valentine's day special for dinner tonight, was overall non plussed. The shrimp cocktail was overcooked, and the desert cake was unfortunately dry.
As always, everyone from the hostess to the bartender was awesome! Friendly and attentive. Best Chicken Caesar Salad in town. The wine selection is really nice. And the martinis are always delish! ;) My favorite place to dine no matter the occasion - like cheers, where everyone knows your name!
This was a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my husband. Everything was delicious.
amazing all around
Great selection. Everything we ordered was delicious including their special dessert!
Waterwheel is consistently good, love the scallops wrapped in bacon! It was a burger night and the burgers are awesome. Live entertainment was a nice touch as well, felt good to get out and our server was a doll.
Service was great. Our hot scallops appetizer came out cold, and we asked for another, they initially only brought out two of the four, but then fixed it. Corn couscous was excellent. They really went out of their way to fix the app issue. Dessert was incredible.
Great food and service and so clean!
The music was so good.
Always great food, service and fun!!
All in our party chose Fish and Chips. Large portions and well prepared, served promptly and all individual requests handled as expected.
The restaurant was abiding by social distance requirements and sanitation procedures evidently in place.
Everyone was attentive and provided an excellent experience
We had dinner with friends and the live music was the perfect touch. There is on-site parking which eliminates the stress of finding parking. They had a wide variety of entrees but not so many choices it was overwhelming. The servers were very helpful in answering questions and even brought me a small taste of a drink to help me decide what to order.
We were so glad to see that the restaurant was busy on Saturday night. We love the water wheel and had a delicious meal there. We always do!
Everything was mediocre at best. The room was cold and so was our meal.
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.
The Water Wheel Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 394 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.