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323 Water Street, Suite a-2, Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 988-1999
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Cole Digges built this house about 1720. He was a son of the area’s most...
Cole Digges built this house about 1720. He was a son of the area’s most successful tobacco grower and chose to enter the merchant trade. Cole purchased the property in 1713 because it included wharves and warehouses at the foot of Read St. as well. In choosing to present this house as a restaurant, the National Park Service requested a low impact operation. The desire to preserve the historic integrity of the house precludes commercial dishwashing and high heat sources.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Dessert

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
With your time

This little lunch spot is in a great location in Yorktown. My husband got the BBQ sandwich, which was very good. I got the 1607 sampler plate. The chicken salad was good but I found the ham salad too salty and the pimento cheese was kind of bland. The carrot cake was nice but nothing to rave about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
amyindurham
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This little lunch spot is in a great location in Yorktown. My husband got the BBQ sandwich, which was very good. I got the 1607 sampler plate. The chicken salad was good but I found the ham salad too salty and the pimento cheese was kind of bland. The carrot cake was nice but nothing to rave about. If you... More 

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Williamsburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lunch here is fantastic. Get the sampler and try a little bit of everything. My mom had the BBQ sandwich and it was really good. The desserts are homemade; try the peanut butter and chocolate cake.

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Yorktown, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Consistently outstanding food and service in an historic setting, especially good for lunch or for a romantic evening out any time (really nice by the fireside in winter).

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virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We happened upon this gem, where everything is homemade! We loved everything we had, coffee, pastries, quiche and a wonderful location.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm not sure what it depends on, but the Carrot Tree can be a wonderful place during one visit, and deliver less than expected service/meals the next visit. There was management issues, contracts with the county of York and who knows what else, and that seemed to have a direct effect on the restaurant's output. Do not expect large servings,... More 

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massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On vacation, meandering through Yorktown, decided to get lunch there. Chose this little spot so we could sit in the sun on the patio. Little did we know we had stumbled on such good food. If you like healthy, creative wraps with unusual side salads... this is your place. Cute, fast, healthy, and terrific.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

we ate here yesterday, we both had wraps. I had the Yorktown Onion... And it was delicious... All the tables had reserved signs and the waitress was questioned and she said ' it helps coral the folks outside". In other words, it makes them look really busy from outside. It was too chilly to eat outside, but it was sooooo... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was cold and windy but we ate outside because we had the dog with us. Despite the weather the meal was excellent. We had the Brunswick Stew which was chock full of white meat chicken and veggies. Completely hit the spot. Ordered a homemade buttermilk biscuit on the side and it was heavenly. The wine was an added bonus... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Yorktown, and this is one of my favorite places to go in the area. It's a great place for the family or a date or whenever you just want a good sandwich. And don't forget to try one of their delicious deserts! The carrot cake is super good.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Carrot Tree has moved from our favorite Main Street location but you can still find them on Water Street. New addition is "dinners to go". We had Shepherds Pie....it was very very good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 Water Street, Suite a-2, Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown
  • Phone Number: (757) 988-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Cole Digges built this house about 1720. He was a son of the area’s most successful tobacco grower and chose to enter the merchant trade. Cole purchased the property in 1713 because it included wharves and warehouses at the foot of Read St. as well. In choosing to present this house as a restaurant, the National Park Service requested a low impact operation. The desire to preserve the historic integrity of the house precludes commercial dishwashing and high heat sources.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?