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Duke of York Restaurant

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508 Water St, Inside the Duke of York Hotel, Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 898-5270
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Cincinnati, OH
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped at the Island Grille inside the Duke of York Hotel. Evidently they only serve breakfast and lunch now. My crabcake basket was excellent and the homemade cole slaw and remouloude sauce were very tasty. I spoke with some locals who come there for all of their seafood platters. Very reasonable at under $10. Free parking in the hotel... More 

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Yorktown for a meeting and needed to grab a quick breakfast. The service was very good and the breakfast was great. Will be back there next week.

Thank Jean T
Yorktown, Virginia
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife actually stopped in on a whim for breakfast one morning and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress and promptly seated next to the window overlooking the beach. Within minutes we had hot coffee in front of us. We ordered our meals which were very good. I had the pancakes with a side of... More 

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Hampton, VA
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose to have an early breakfast instead of waiting til brunch. Place was packed with locals and vacationers. Never seen it this busy. Food was good but the menu has been scaled back. No longer any of the creative dishes as in the past, such as the crab omelette, etc. Mostly standard fare now. Still good, but miss the special... More 

Thank HokieHoo
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically a breakfast and lunch menu - recommend both meals. Enjoy a large fish basket for lunch. No rush, and every easy to use during the week. Both for residents and guest. Don't settle for fast food - eat here.

Thank irongame
Williamsburg, Virginia
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only place open early on a Saturday morning. They have great coffee. I ordered the 3 egg omelette, veggie style . It was made with fresh mushrooms, not canned, tomatoes and onion. Came with toast and a side. I got bacon. Asked for salsa and it was freshly made, too. And they also have Tabasco. Reasonably priced... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

At dinner, the Crabmeat appetizer was good. The onion soup looked and tasted like gravy. The clam chowder was also cornstarch. Wine list is short. At breakfast the omelets were substantial and the grits and potatoes and bread were just like a family diner. My niece wanted a ham biscuit and she was told that one table had just ordered... More 

Thank DBoulevard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

God is wonderful! They have seafood, main dishes and sandwiches. This is for dinner. Can't go wrong with lunch or breakfast either.

Thank 69Ru12
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Russ the chef for the fantastic soft shell crabs and scallops so big and tasty! Service was good and the whole staff is very friendly. We also got a baked Alaskan for a treat after and was delicious! Little place right inside the hotel but also separate street entry. The owner makes the salad dressing which was quite... More 

Thank Michelle B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness, beautiful view and friendly staff. Started with perfectly prepared soft shell crabs and the largest steamed clams I have seen in a long time. Looking forward to the seafood platter conning up in the next course.

Thank Pattie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Water St, Inside the Duke of York Hotel, 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?