Downtown Yorktown includes several one-of-a-kind eateries with vast menus featuring fresh seafood, artisan pizzas, gourmet cakes and desserts—even sushi. Whether you’re searching for a fine dining experience or a casual pub atmosphere, we’ve got a little of everything. The best part is no matter where you turn, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful views of the York River!
Located on the lower level of the Duke of York Hotel, this quaint bakery and café serves several made-to-order hot breakfast items, as well as some to-go options. See why locals rave about the Famous French Toast. Lunch menu includes hamburgers, fried shrimp, and catfish fried to perfection. Open Daily 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With more than 30 different flavors to choose from, Ben and Jerry’s Yorktown makes it almost impossible to pick just one. Our advice? Order a large and make it a double… scoop! Popular flavors include Bourbon Brown Butter, The Tonight Dough, and Triple Caramel Chunk. You’ll also find several flavors that aren’t available in most stores, as well as pints to help you stock your freezer. The menu includes sundaes, milk shakes, sorbets, and smoothies. You can order your scoop in a waffle cone, bowl, or even a waffle bowl (gasp!). Whatever you decide, don’t forget to grab the napkins.
Green Mountain Coffee Café features espresso, cappuccino, café latte, café mocha, and specialty coffee drinks—all organically grown and freshly ground.
ATM located inside for your convenience.
Life is short; eat dessert first! That’s the motto at Carrot Tree Kitchens where owner Debi and her staff bake cakes fresh from scratch, daily. While Carrot Tree is known for its signature triple-layer carrot cake filled with decadent cream cheese frosting—the bakery serves up a variety of delicious desserts for every palate.
The bakery also offers breakfast, lunch, and deli items. All dishes are prepared from scratch, including fresh wraps, gourmet salads, and flavorful soups. You can also enjoy ham biscuits, pimiento cheese, and other southern favorites. There is limited indoor seating and a small sidewalk cafe. In a hurry? Choose from several grab-and-go picnic items, pre-packaged for your convenience.
Located under the brand new outdoor pavilion behind the Hornsby House Inn on Main Street, Chef K Cafe takes your palate on a culinary trip around the world. Each weekend features a new "stop" with delicious cuisine from a featured country. The beautiful Bed & Breakfast venue is across the street from the Victory Monument and is the perfect dining venue for families on vacation, locals who want to try something new, and friends who want a unique place to gather for food and drinks. *Please call ahead as the cafe may be closed for weddings and other private events throughout the year.
Fridays: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Historic Yorktown’s first brewery serves up Larry’s Hard Lemonade… and a spectacular view of the York River. Located directly across from the beach, the alehouse keeps its two signature fruit-infused craft beers on tap, and rotates out other local microbrews. Cool down on a hot summer day with a cup of The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade Slushie. Don’t just come thirsty! Pub-style menu includes delicious selection of sandwiches, burgers, dogs, and pizzas.
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Located on Main Street in the historic Cole Digges House, Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters is a family owned and operated coffee roasting house. You'll find hot and cold brew coffee, tea, "drinking chocolate", and cold drinks for sale. The café also serves soups, cold pastas, and a variety of fresh-baked goods including scones, muffins, biscotti, cookies, and candy. Enjoy your coffee and conversation upstairs in the dining room, or take advantage of seasonal outdoor seating. The building is also available to rent for private events. A portion of sales goes into Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and in the summer, customers who take and fill a bucket with trash from Yorktown Beach, can exchange the litter for a free drink!
Wednesday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*extended hours during Yorktown's special events. Follow them on Facebook for updates!
This elegant restaurant overlooks the water and promises a breathtaking view with lunch or dinner. Fresh seafood, steaks, chops, wraps, and more. Start your meal with their famous Meatballs stuffed with goat cheese or Calamari. The bar offers full and tapas menus, and daily featured wines. Inquire about seasonal Sunday brunch
The bar at Riverwalk offers the full menu as well as a special Tapas and daily featured wines.
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This locally owned Japanese restaurant offers authentic oriental dishes such as sushi, salads, and a signature Korean dish known as Bibimbap. You’ll also find an array of delicious sake, beer, plum wine, soda, and a variety of teas. Take advantage of limited seating, or order your meal to go!
Open Daily: 11:30 a.m to 7 p.m.
Providing a casual atmosphere, Water Street Grille offers patio seating and specializes in artisan pizzas, fresh seafood, tapas, and more. You’ll find 20 micro-brew beers on tap daily including Water Street Wheat brewed exclusively for the restaurant by Alewerks Brewing Company. Live entertainment on select Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy lunch and dinner overlooking the York River. Indoor and outdoor seating options offer a great view of the York River, the Coleman Bridge, and Gloucester Point.
Serving lunch and dinner every day:
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Across from Yorktown Beach, just minutes from the Battlefield, the Pub offers sandwiches, seafood, and Carrot Tree's signature desserts. The full bar serves imported, domestic, and craft beer selections. Daily specials incorporate fresh local ingredients. You'll often find live entertainment on the weekends. For customers' convenience, there is also an ATM on site.
For more information on great places to dine in the area, take a look at our York County Shopping and Dining Guide (PDF).