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!
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.
This new military owned and operated restaurant is connected to the Duke of York Hotel, across from Yorktown Beach. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays until 7, you can stop in for breakfast or lunch! In the morning, they serve eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, hash browns, grits, and French toast. The lunch menu includes pizzas, calzones, lasagna, spaghetti, seafood, a variety of subs, wings, burgers, and salads. You can't leave without trying their ooey gooey, delicious signature N.C. Cheese Biscuit! For dessert, be sure to check out their homemade zeppoles and cannolis.
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.
This activie Coffee Roastery and Petite Café is located at the top of the hill on Main Street in the Historic Cole Digges House, circa 1730. The Cole Digges House is part of Yorktown National Colonial Historical Battlefield Park and is one of the original buildings in the village still standing since before the Revolutionary War. You'll find hot and cold brew coffees, teas, drinking chocolate, cold drinks, wine and beer for sale. The Petite Café offers gourmet sandwiches, soups, award-winning Carr Valley cheese plates, and a variety of fresh-baked goods including scones, muffins, biscotti, and cookies. Candies, retail coffee, tea and French wines by the bottle are available for purchase. Enjoy your lite fare and conversation upstairs in the dining rooms or take advantage of the outdoor seating. Monthly wine classes and historical talks are a unique experience in this special location, tickets vary in price. Please call ahead for tickets and availability.
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).