During our abbreviated trip to Williamsburg, we took a short ride over to Historic Yorktown to have lunch at the Yorktown Pub
INFORMATION ABOUT YORKTOWN PUB
Address and Phone Number:
540 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Sun – Thurs: 11am – midnight
Fri – Sat: 11am – 2am
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Fri -Sat: 11am – 11pm
Offers fresh local seafood such as clams and oysters on the half shell from the Rappahannock, Severn, York, James, and Ware rivers as well as the Lynnhaven Bay. Jumbo lump and back fin crab coming from the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the VA region. The pub also offers Boars Head deli sandwiches, Carrot Tree desserts. There is also a full bar with a wide variety of imported, domestic, and micro beer selections. Nightly dinner specials start at 4PM.
Right across the parking lot from the pub is the popular Yorktown Beach, and we planned to spend some time letting the kids play in the sand after our meal.
The pub was full of locals that weekend day, most of whom were watching the games being displayed on the televisions. It’s obviously a popular place for the residents, which gave the pub a nice hometown feel instead of a tourist destination.
Yeah, I’m gonna just try to stand up in my high chair and give Mama and Daddy a heart attack.
Specials of the day were displayed on the board. The Veggie of the Day was originally butter beans, but they ran out, and for good reason… just take a look at the next photo.
I ordered a broiled rockfish sandwich with butter beans on the side. The fish was well-cooked, but those butter beans? The best I have ever had in my life. Seriously, SO good – I wasn’t shocked to hear that they ran out! I’m glad I was able to try them!
Matt ordered the Grilled Jumbo Lump Crabcake sandwich with fries on the side. Matt described it as “solid”. Good value, tasted fresh, and properly-cooked. The crinkle fries were nothing special, though that’s typical of a pub type meal.
The kids wanted fried chicken tenders and potato chips – no complaints there!
After our meal, we headed to the beach. We came prepared with the kids’ sand toys in the back of our truck, knowing the impending hurricane was likely not going to let us make our trip to Virginia Beach later in the week and this would likely be their only chance to play in some sand.
We enjoyed pleasant temperatures with some in-and-out sunshine, which kept the afternoon from being too hot.
Tiny sandy toes are the greatest, aren’t they?
Not to be bested by sandy fingers, of course.
Smiling parents when the kids are happy and entertained.
Jasper walked down to get some water for his new toy.
They had a blast and it was a great afternoon after a great lunch.
The weather was kind to us during our visit, though some pretty gnarly-looking black clouds were rolling in fast and we knew if we wanted to stay dry, we should split. So, we didn’t get a chance to walk around the rest of Yorktown, though we did take a few minutes to drive through and spot some sights like the Yorktown Windmill.
The Riverwalk Landing is peppered with quaint little shops and restaurants, with brick sidewalks and picket fences adding to the charm.
If our kids had not been in dire need of a nap and a nasty storm approaching (which hit within 10 minutes getting back into our truck) we would have spent some more time exploring the area!
Want more info on Yorktown and the sights and eats? Check out the Visit Williamsburg website for more! It’s a beautiful area and we hope to return soon, sans hurricane, to complete our visit properly.