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Duke of York Restaurant

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508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-5270
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located inside the Duke of York Hotel on Yorktown Beach, we are Yorktown's...
Located inside the Duke of York Hotel on Yorktown Beach, we are Yorktown's longest running restaurant, serving our guests since 1976. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The place to go for breakfast in Yorktown

We had breakfast everyday for a week. By the end our waitress new exactly what we wanted. They have a good selection of items. Not just your standard fare. It seems very popular for locals which is also a good sign of it commitment to quality and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Guffeyman
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast everyday for a week. By the end our waitress new exactly what we wanted. They have a good selection of items. Not just your standard fare. It seems very popular for locals which is also a good sign of it commitment to quality and service.

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yorktown virginia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The River Room at "the Duke" is an institution in Yorktown. I eat dinner there once every 4-6 months. I was there last week on a really busy night with a friend. We started with fried calamari---cooked to perfection. Tomato sauce for dipping--adequate, nothing special. Huge portion! Then the delicious salad that is the tradition here, left over from the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went to this restaurant because the now retired chef was the chef at Nicks Seafood Pavilion and I loved the Lobster Dien Bien Rice dish that was on that menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I have been here before we come once in awhile and special date nights. It was always great, but this time we came on a Tuesday night as we were in the area and saw it was open. Must say they must have a different Chef as the food was not what we are use to getting

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OwnerDuke, Owner at Duke of York Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we need to hear when we do not impress so that we can make sure it doesn't happen again. I apologize that you did not enjoy your meal as you had previous meals. Feel free to contact me (islandtimecafe@gmail.com) if you would like to. I would love to know exactly what you had to eat... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My fiancé and I currently live in Chesapeake and travelled over to Yorktown to meet up with some good friends. We chose the Duke of York Restaurant for dinner. Great camaraderie combined with in incredible dining experience made for wonderful, memorable evening! I cannot say enough good things about our experience at the Duke of York Restaurant. It offers a... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited this restaurant after touring the Yorktown battlefield and after checking the TripAdvisor site. Our experience is opposite of the majority of the reviews. Once you come into the place, you get the feel that is has been here forever, and that's OK. What is not OK is the lackluster service by the staff. What is also not OK... More 

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OwnerDuke, Owner at Duke of York Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for the experience you had when you visited us. We strive to be the best but sometimes we don't reach that goal. Our crab cakes are one of our most popular items and people return again and again for them. I do not know what happened when you were here. I wish, and anyone reading this, please do... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food, good, friendly service, fantastic view of the York river. You are across the street from the beach.

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France
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and each time the food, especially the crabcakes, was superb. The thing that made this restaurant special for us was the friendly, chatty sevice that we received on every visit.We would certainly go back.

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Blind River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The soft she'll crab and salad. However both the calm chowder and the crab bisque looked unappealing and we're very bland. Perhaps it was an off night.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A staff, some of whom had obviously spent many years in this restaurant and a menu which somehow transmitted a sense of care and quality regarding seafood made me hopeful of a fine meal. I was not disappointed. A salad lightly dressed with house vinaigrette accented rather than overpowered the fresh greens. The rockfish came, as advertised, with an ample... More 

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Additional Information about Duke of York Restaurant

Address: 508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: +1 757-898-5270
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown
  • Phone Number: +1 757-898-5270

Description

Located inside the Duke of York Hotel on Yorktown Beach, we are Yorktown's longest running restaurant, serving our guests since 1976. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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