Historic Yorktown includes several one-of-a-kind eateries with vast menus featuring fresh seafood, artisan pizzas, gourmet cakes, and desserts—even sushi. The best part is no matter where you turn, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful views of the York River!
Perk up your visit to Historic Yorktown with coffee, tea, or treat from 1781 Café by Aromas, located inside the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This quaint restaurant serves specialty beverages like coffee drinks, espresso, chai, tea, smoothies, hot chocolate, and refreshers. If you work up an appetite while perusing the Museum or other area attractions, you can purchase specialty sandwiches, salads, pastries, cookies, biscotti, and more. Catering is also available for big groups.
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.
323 Water Street
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 café. In a hurry? Choose from several grab-and-go picnic items, pre-packaged for your convenience.
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
524 Water Street
Serving up hometown brewed Larry's Hard Lemonade and a spectacular view of the York River with open bay doors for the perfect view! Located directly across from the beach, the alehouse keeps its two signature fruit-infused craft Hard Lemonades on tap, rotating St. George's Brewery's seasonal offerings, plus other local microbrews. Don't just come thirsty! An award-winning menu includes a delicious selection of fresh seafood specials and sandwiches. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday.
Call for hours.
411 Main Street
This active 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, paninis, and a variety of fresh-baked goods including scones, muffins, apple strudel, 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. Historical talks and tours are a unique experience in this special location. Please call ahead or visit their website for tickets and availability.
Sunday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Extended hours during Yorktown’s special events. Follow them on Facebook for updates!
323 Water Street
Temporarily closed, but available for private banquets, meetings, and parties.
327 Water Street
This locally owned Japanese restaurant offers authentic oriental dishes such as sushi, salads, and a signature Korean dish known as Bibimbap. Umi Sushi also serves Japanese sodas and fresh fruit. Take advantage of limited seating, or order your meal to go!
Thursday–Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
323 Water Street
Providing a casual atmosphere, Water Street Grille offers patio seating and specializes in artisan pizzas, fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, steak and much, much more. You’ll find 20 micro-brew beers on-tap daily including Water Street Wheat brewed exclusively by Alewerks Brewing Company for the restaurant. Their cocktail menu features nine special drinks, including the Yorktown Sunset and Yorktown Tea Party. Live entertainment on select Friday and Saturday nights. Indoor and outdoor seating options offer a great view of the York River, the Coleman Bridge, and Gloucester Point.
Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday)
540 Water Street
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.
Monday–Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information on great places to dine in the area, take a look at our York County Shopping and Dining Guide.