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323 Water Street, Suite a-2, Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 988-1999
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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food and to-die-for carrot cake

Loved it for something casual. The ONLY reason it doesn't get a higher rating is that it's got tiny indoor seating and not much indoor seating. But other than that, great food/service/carrot cake! Darn secret recipe on the carrot cake or I'd be baking up a batch right now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
The_Monicat
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Arlington, Virginia
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Weems, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This relocated cafe now on the Riverwalk is better than ever. Even though tiny they accepted a lunch reservation at noon for two when others were turned away because they were full. Everything is delicious but especially the pimento cheese anything with ham and the carrot cake is more than delicious so save some room.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were so pleased to find this little gem on the waterfront in Yorktown. There is limited seating inside and some seating outside. The food is very fresh and delicious! They offer many healthy options as well. With many dessert options, my husband and I shared a piece of key lime pie which was light and refreshing. Next visit, we'll... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved it for something casual. The ONLY reason it doesn't get a higher rating is that it's got tiny indoor seating and not much indoor seating. But other than that, great food/service/carrot cake! Darn secret recipe on the carrot cake or I'd be baking up a batch right now.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

This Cafe is small, quaint, clean and a nice surprise with everything homemade. I had the Ham Quiche with Potato Salad side. All was excellent, I enjoyed every bite. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area.

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Yorktown
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As locals, we were very apprehensive about The CarrotTree moving from the historic village of Yorktown, down to the waterfront in Yorktown. The move has been awesome. Terrific location, same terrific food, same terrific staff!!!! We were there on a recent Saturday for lunch. We arrived to a packed house, with one available table. We were waited on imediately. My... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The carrot tree is located on the water in Yorktown beach nice area to walk around and carrot tree has some of the best desserts you have ever eaten everything from cupcakes to cakes they are all freshly made and they taste great every time I go that way I like to stop in there and enjoy a special dessert... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yum! That sums up a visit to the Carrot Tree!! Delightful and delicious! Best carrot cake I have ever tasted. Perfect blend of cake and frosting. Charming place!!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to have a light lunch in the village of Yorktown. Delicious Carrot Cake. Food is Southern Colonial. Brunswick Stew, ham biscuits and lovely salads.

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SE VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Carrot Tree was previously located at the top of the hill in Yorktown. They are currently located near the Riverwalk Landing Restaurant. Carrot Tree has downsized considerably, and have a quite small eatery for eat-in or to-go. Also, outside tables are available seasonally. Their fare consists of sandwiches, BBQ, and great Brunswick Stew. Also, "To Die-For" Chocolate layer cake... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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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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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