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Fun and exciting new restaurant located in the scenic Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown, VA. Cool and casual with scenic views of the York River and 20+ craft beers, artisan foods, seafood, salads, and fun appetizers.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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All reviews fish tacos pizza salad mac and cheese york river outdoor patio sat at the bar beautiful view view of the water great lunch beers jamaican bridge waterfront schooner bun draft
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant advertises that it doesn't take reservations, so if seating is not available when you arrive you can be put on a waiting list, but the implementation of that system needs improvement. We were asked for our cell number, we provided it, but I...was not monitoring my cell that closely so that I would instantly see a message from the restaurant. Consequently, there was some amount of delay for us. I suggest that the vibrating and lighting buzzer method is a better way to tell the patron to come forward when a table is available. We asked for an outside table so as to better enjoy the view which is one of the restaurant's major features. We have sat outdoors at other restaurants, but we did not have the problem with flies which we had at Water Street Grille. I'd suggest that the owners and managers and staff of the restaurant can do a better job of reducing the fly population so as to improve the patrons' overall experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice spot for a meal or a drink. I had a terrific burger and a great shrimp cocktail. Nice servers in a pleasant setting.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice seafood dinner, fast service, great view of the water. They have a large outside but covered seating area. Server wore a mask and it felt safe. Food was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for drinks and a light lunch. It was beastly hot so the AC was fab and we still had a lovely view of the water. Our waiter, Nicco, was helpful and professional and fun! Would recommend for the food, the service, and...that view!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our trip to visit the Yorktown battle sites, we drove downtown and parked at the free public facility. Short walk across the street we saw this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Our waitress seated up at an excellent location overlooking the...city riverwalk. Great view of the York River and all the sites. Our meal was excellent and it was so nice to eat inside enjoying the air condition atmosphere as it was very hot outside. Great meals and service was speedy. Highly recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met some old friends we had not seen in years for lunch because of the location near the James River in Yorktown. After reading several reviews I was surprised that we had such great service from Regan. That was the highlight (along with atmosphere). Three...of us ordered the Fish Tacos which was one of our company returned because it tasted "funny" . She replaced it with a chicken sandwich which was so so. The other two ate theirs,(me included) . The two tacos were very bland and not as described on their Menu. So beware of the Fish Tacos. One of us ordered the Devil Eggs which he said were good. Another ordered the Flounder which he said was very good. The Tacos came with NO sides, just two lonely Fish Tacos sitting on the plate. The same with the chicken sandwich. The Flounder was the dinner portion and did come with sides. For the price of $19 for the Tacos, they should have included a side. Also see the other reviews related to Fish Tacos, which are very mixed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here in April for appetizers while exploring the area and we were not disappointed. We had the Scallops Casino, Fried Oysters Rock, and a dozen local oysters raw on the half shell. we are big oyster eaters and are partial to pacific oysters....These were different than many other types we have tried and we really liked them. They had a great taste and texture. Everything was so delicious! The setting was relaxing with a nice view and the service was fast and friendly. I sure wish I lived near this place! I would return often!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021

Great drinks, great food, and great atmosphere right off the beach! The staff was very friendly. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

We sat outside with wonderful views of the river. The menu was decently varied and our food was good. The service was pretty spot on - not too little and not overbearing.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

Visited Yorktown during the Thursday evening outdoor concert and ordered a pizza to go. It was the best tasting pizza we had in a long time - props!

Date of visit: July 2021
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March 30, 2018|
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Response from musket_trip | Reviewed this property |
Looks like they are, 1100-2100, but you can call to be sure: (757) 369-5644
February 15, 2017|
Response from Jamie A | Property representative |
We will be open from 11am-9pm on Easter Sunday, 2017!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Street Grille

Yes, Water Street Grille offers takeout services.

Water Street Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4