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“Nice place.. Great food and beer”

Water Street Grille
Ranked #4 of 92 Restaurants in Yorktown
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice place.. Great food and beer”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We found this place on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try on our trip to Williamsburg- I am glad we came! Food was very good...I had a beer sampler that was delish! Selection, creativity and taste- all great! Great riverside view, too!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jbud324
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yorktown virginia
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“great food and view!”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

wow i loved this place--
food was great
view of river and all was fantastic
tvs and all inside made it real loud

Visited November 2013
Thank Yorkriver
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great River-View Dining”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Bottom line: we liked it! It was pretty busy during our visit so we elected to sit at the bar vs. waiting for a table. Jessica (bartender) was very friendly and gave us good suggestions about the menu. Awesome selection of on-tab beers (they looked good - I was driving so no drinky)...but others in the party enjoyed them. I had a double crab-cake sandwich -- ok but not oh-my-God-spectacular. Fries were AWESOME! Jessica kept our drinks filled and checked back w/ us frequently -- great customer service given how busy they were. Another in the party had a pizza - it was kind of dry - doesn't appear that they actually put pizza sauce on the pizza so she ordered a side of Marinara and it helped. Another person had a sandwich (can't recall the name) but it was essentially a bacon burger stuffed between two grilled-cheese sandwiches. Largest sandwich I'd seen in a while. Looked good but it's an artery buster. Portions were very large for the price and our service was excellent. I would NEVER go here during the summer tourist season -- it'll be way too busy and loud. Great experience overall.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JANDC007
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Water Street Grille outdoor patio overlooks the York River with great views of the beachfront and boats gliding up and down the river. Inside is a large octagonal bar with 4 large screen tvs and surrounded by numerous tables in very close area to one another. The late afternoon sun obliterates those in the front of the restaurant making them useless for dining. We were seated by one person and sporadically checked on by another, so service was spotty at best. My husband ordered a meatball sub ($10) which he said was good except the toasted baguette was hard and dry. The meatballs were golf ball sized and not overcooked so were tender and moist. All sandwiches and wraps are accompanied by your choice of fries (Freedom Fries) or a side salad. He chose the fries which were delicious, battered and crisp on the outside and soft and creamy inside. My choice was their noted Killer Fish Tacos ($14) which consisted of 3 flour tortillas, grilled mahi, avocado slices, cheese and lettuce and topped with salsa. The salsa was runny and caused the tacos to be soggy. There is a decent selection of beers, liquors and small number of wines. The menu consists of typical appetizers, a couple of soup and/or salad entries, numerous sandwiches and wraps, a page of burgers, two pasta dishes and pizzas; typical pub-style food. Overall, the food is standard fare and to me seemed a bit overpriced, probably because this restaurant is located within a tourist spot. This is not a place I would make a special trip to dine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank catneal
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Dublin, Ohio
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here. Sat out on the covered patio. Very nice views of the river. Lots to choose from on the menu. Moderate prices. Generous portions. Food was very good. Service was good and waitress was friendly.

Visited October 2013
Thank Patti54
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