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Carrot Tree Yorktown

411 Main Street, Historic Cole Digges House, Yorktown, VA 23693
7579881999
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Ranked #5 of 85 restaurants in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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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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Danville, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I had just finished kayaking the York River with Patriot Tours and decided to walk down by the river. Carrot Tree is literally right outside of Patriot Tours’ doors. It’s the first restaurant you come upon in a row of three restaurants. We looked at each of the menus and found their menu and just their simplicity... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The egg salad BLT wrap was seasoned with dill just right and the bacon was crisp. My husband had a roast beef wrap concoction with crispy onions and a spicy sauce that was a taste sensation with the crunch and spice. The potato salad, again with the right amount of dill and seasoning also the slaw was fresh and tasty.... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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270 reviews 270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite and came back two more times on our visit to VA. I had the chunky chicken salad and it was great, I couldn't get enough of the Gazpaccho soup (had it twice), I also got the chunky chicken salad to pack in my husbands lunch and he also enjoyed it very much.

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Howden, United Kingdom
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259 reviews 259 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Brunch at the Carrot Tree was brilliant. Simple straightforward food well prepared and presented. We were able to sit outside in the sun, and the server went the extra mile to see that we were well looked after. Well recommended.

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Yorktown, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Carrot Tree has reopened in Yorktown in a new location at Riverwalk Landing. 323 A-2 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690. 757-988-1999. A Yorktown tradition offering breakfast, lunch, bakery and deli items in a new location. All dishes prepared from scratch, including fresh-baked goods, wraps, deli sides, salads, soups and desserts. Limited seating and a sidewalk cafe.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very good sandwiches and excellent, beautiful deserts. Quaint little establishment. Wait was a little long for sandwiches. Potato salad was too heavy on the dill for me. BBQ was good but not special like our other choices. Will definitely visit again when in the area. Would be a regular if I lived closer!

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Palo Alto, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Having enjoyed the Carrot Tree a number of years ago we were very, very disappointed to return in early May, 2014 and find it closed-up. No sign - dark building! We grieve the loss!

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williamsburg, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place has great sandwiches, soup and most of all deserts. We eat at the one in Jamestown more frequently but this one is equally good and in a charming setting. Prices are reasonable and the service is always good when we visit. Love to support our locals as well.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good food and great atmosphere. Still supposed to be a ghost in the building and that is fun. Read the information on the history of the Carrot Tree.

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This gem closed the end of 2013 but may reopen nearby. It's sister restaurant with the same name is still open on Jamestown Road near Williamsburg. It features sandwiches and great baked goods.

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