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Carrot Tree Yorktown

411 Main Street, Historic Cole Digges House, Yorktown, VA 23693
7579881999
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Ranked #2 of 83 restaurants in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
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.
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YORKTOWN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Carrot Tree was a nice place for a quiet lunch. It is now closed due to lease agreement problems with the US Park Service. They plan to open up again in Yorktown at the Watermens Museum which is on the waterfront

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Yorktown, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Carrot Tree is no longer in the historic home on Main St. An agreement to renew the lease could not be reached with the Park Service. It will be re-opening in the Carriage House of the Watermans Museum on Water St. The food is prepared at another location and brought to Yorktown, so the menu is limited to dishes that... More

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Yorktown, Va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

such a neat little historic spot, inside of a house built in the 1800's. Nice to meet for lunch, very cozy, too bad the Bureaucrats caused them so many headaches that they closed up.

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Great for people on a budget :) Hefty portions, quaint location, great service! Definietely enjoyed!

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My daughter in law and I had lunch here the other day when we were at Historic Jamestowne. Not only is the food reasonably priced but the sandwiches are HUGE! This is well worth your time if you are looking for a simple but filling and pleasing lunchtime meal. The desserts are delicious as well. We will definitely be having... More

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Hephzibah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We sat outside in the garden area. Although it was a bit hot, it was worth it for the peaceful, beautiful setting. The food is unique, fresh, organic and really good. The prices are not too high and the service was perfect. Be sure and eat the carrot cake for dessert!

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Lancaster, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had a very pleasant lunch on a recent visit to Yorktown. Comfortable historic atmosphere and friendly service. Pulled pork sandwich was tasty and reasonably priced. Very good soups and salads as well.

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

After reading about Carrot Tree on Trip Advisor, we knew this was the place to have lunch while visiting Yorktown Battlefield. Be prepared for a short line at lunch time, but it is worth the wait. Staff very friendly and the food delicious. And will agree that the Carrot Cake is one of the best we have had. Will definitely... More

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yorktown virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

this place is so sweet---staff is wonderful--food is good--not great--but the whole experience is so nice, you will not regret a visit here for lunch or dinner. And--seriously--the carrot cake is the BEST --you won't find any better any where Charming--park on the street in the cutest little town---and be greeted by the nicest people My family and I eat... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We ate here mainly because he stayed open during the government shut down. The restaurant is on federal land. The food was very good. Portions were generous. Quaint little rooms in the restaurant. Good place to eat in Yorktown. There is one also in Williamsburg.

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