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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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7:30 am - 9:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    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
Friends Gathering

What a good home town feel this place has. Nothing fancy but a great place to gather for seafood and family. Situated across from the beach it allures with the smells and great cost for the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
George19
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Yorktown
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Yorktown
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a good home town feel this place has. Nothing fancy but a great place to gather for seafood and family. Situated across from the beach it allures with the smells and great cost for the food.

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Thank George19
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for lunch one Saturday, based on the reviews I read on here. Everything was fried! The menu selection was underwhelming, nothing notable. My fried shrimp was ok and the husband's club was unremarkable. The decor seems dated and cheesy. The layout was odd. Our server was timid and we had to ask for refills... More 

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Thank Katey H
PA.
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Such a quaint restaurant to have a nice lunch. Our waitress was friendly and talkative, answered all our questions. I had the crabcake and it was soooo good. I would go back again anytime.

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Thank poollady25
Ruckersville, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were looking for a place to have breakfast within walking distance of the Duke of York Hotel and heard there was the Island Cafe onsite. It was perfect. On a quiet, winter, Tuesday AM, the place had many locals and visitors. My husband had the special (available until 9), coffee, 2 eggs, bacon,pancakes, and grits - all for $6.99.... More 

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Thank SusanPT4
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood with great service! Crab bisque with plenty of crab meat, fried calamari, shrimp scampi....all was well-prepared and came in plentiful portions. The complimentary bread was delicious, and the night's fish special was a large portion that was very well received by those who ordered it. The waitress did an excellent job taking care of all of us, making... More 

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Thank speedylee
Yorktown, Virginia
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My favorite breakfast place. Great view of the York River. Omellets are awesome and the home fries are crunchy! Within walking distance of quaint shops along the river walk, or a stroll down the beach.

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Thank Patricia B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Duke of York motel for USCG A school graduation. I went down early for breakfast and the young lady took great care of me and the food was delicious. Thank you for the great service!

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Thank wlknhrslvr
Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I have been eating at the Duke of York for years and have always found it excellent in the past - crab cakes were thick and were crisp on the outside while moist on the inside and the fries were fresh cut and cooked to perfection. The last time I was there the crab cake was a thin, dry patty... More 

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Williamsburg,
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I really enjoy their broiled seafood platter here!!! But I do request my fish fried!! The portions are great! Everytime I vist, I make sure that I have time for my dinner here!!!

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Thank Yolanda C
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Usually hotel restaurants are not that good, but I was pleasantly surprised. Staff and food are both great. Portion size was more than what I could finish and the price was very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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