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
Fish and Chips
bells two hearted ipa batter, fresh atlantic cod, fries, slaw, sweet pickle tartar sauce
red, white, fra diavolo or coconut milk curry with garlic toast points
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.
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
The Water Wheel Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 378 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.