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Duke of York Restaurant

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508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 898-5270
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is only open in the evening. In the morning and lunch hours it is run by another restaurant. So I am only referencing the evening. They serve the Best soft shell crabs as well as Lobster Den Bien. The food is excellent! However their is no atmosphere and the place. The food is worth the trip.

Thank Karen P
South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The morning we went was very busy, we had a bit of a wait for service which we did not mind as we could see everyone was working very hard. Once we ordered we figured it may take a little bit to get our food, but we did not know that while waiting we have to sit and listen to... More 

Thank katiebug052016
Yorktown, Virginia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love DOY breakfast, especially The York special before 9 a.m. Get the hash browns...yum!! It includes coffee or tea. I just enjoy the family atmosphere, looking out onto the York river...peaceful.

Thank Beth A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the right place to "meet and eat" for our informal business meeting. Nice view of the waterfront. Great service and friendly staff!

Thank Dinah C
indian trail
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were in yorktown for the day and decided to stop in for lunch. the prices were very reasonable especially given the high prices of other places in the area. the food was fresh and tasty. we sat by the window and had a beautiful view of the ocean. the girl who served us was named madison. she was one... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our vacation trip to visit the shops and historical sites of Yorktown, we were looking for a restaurant that offers a substantial breakfast in Yorktown prior to 10 AM when most of the shops of Riverwalk and surrounding Yorktown open. In our search we found only one that was open before 10 AM and specialized in serving breakfast. That... More 

Thank W8LT3R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty average seafood platter for dinner. The crabcakes were the best part of the platter. The staff was super friendly & attentive. We came in on a Wednesday night & were almost the only people in the restaurant.

Thank Romantha T
Croton on Hudson, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated immediately and there were about 6 other empty tables inside and all tables except one empty outside. After 1hr and 15 minutes our order had not even been started! The response was "we are very busy and have only one oven and one fryer". Some staff appeared attentive, but not our server who was new. She told... More 

Thank NyTravelinMan14
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Whoa, being a local and having dined there mainly for lunch and at the original Nick's where this is the same Chef I'm disappointed. I got their signature Seafood Shish Kabab at $40 and it was bathed in butter!!! Ordered bottle wine and after first selection gone got second. Glasses were very dirty and sent back. 10 minutes no glasses... More 

Thank ytram1949
Lynchburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was at the hotel we stayed at. Menu was kind of not correct and needed updating. Food was good but pricy. Would go again if staying at the hotel.

Thank Steph24572

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown
  • Phone Number: (757) 898-5270
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?