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Duke of York Restaurant

508 Water St, Inside the Duke of York Hotel, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-5270
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 Water St, Inside the Duke of York Hotel, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Since the Duke does not have a continental breakfast in the lobby, this restaurant is what is available in the hotel at breakfast time. Sufficient portions are served. Coffee was good. Sourdough toast was good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lardelia
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Several of us met here for breakfast this week. The coffee was great and you decide if you want Styrofoam cups or regular mugs. Great idea! There were a lot of us and I don't think the staff was prepared for all of us but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ppark0927
Colburn C, Owner at Duke of York Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thank you!!

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We decided to give it a try on a Sunday morning. Very little customers but if they knew how good the food was they would be flocking here. My wife got the Greek omelet which was huge, and a side of potatoes which were quite...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mac1979va
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

In my visit to Yorktown I stop to have a breakfast. Searching for a place I found this place but I'm found that the real name of this place is beach cafe , is a self service place , you order at the cashier and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 571eldam
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We are long-term Yorktown residents, and have always come to this restaurant. The food is delicious, and very reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and could not be more helpful or courteous. We will certainly come for breakfast again.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank cfpsych
Reviewed September 24, 2017

No gluten free items available. Good for people that like burgers, and fries. Friendly staff. Food looked fresh.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank G8118FPlisac
Reviewed September 15, 2017

A lot more has changed, in addition to the name, but the food is still good and the streamlined staff as pleasant & helpful as always. This restaurant is only open for BREAKFAST now. Mon-Fri from 8-12 pm; Saturday from 8-1 pm and Sunday from...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Alma G
OwnerDuke, Owner at Duke of York Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thanks for the review! I know change is hard when we become comfortable with something, but we had no choice but to change or go away. The next few months will see adjustments as we discover what people like and what they don't. We hope...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

We stayed overnight at the Duke of York Hotel as we were in the are for a friend's son's wedding. The day for PERFECT!! The following morning after viewing a gorgeous sunrise, we met the couple's family/friends for breakfast at the Duke of York Restaurant....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Second time trying to have breakfast at Island Grill. First time our order was lost and tables all around us, who arrived after us, were served. The waiter ignored this for 40 minutes until I was made crazy by the smell of delicious pancakes next...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank michelepT2827WU
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times in the past so I made reservations for 12 people for 11:30. When we get there, we were informed that they close at noon and only serve breakfast! They use to have great seafood platters. Looks like someone bought...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank amn804
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Questions & Answers
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we only had breakfast at the Cafe next door. It was a great meal, and the staff was friendly and engaging!
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Lorna S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
June 5, 2016|
Response from Shirley W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I don't have the menu but can tell you the brunch is excellent and the prices are very good!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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: +1 757-898-5270
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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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