Riverwalk Restaurant
Riverwalk Restaurant

Riverwalk Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riverwalkrestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 7578751522x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed on Mondays November-March

    Riverwalk Restaurant
    11:30 am - 4:00 pm - Lunch
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Dinner

    Bar
    11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Hines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering can be discussed with our Banquet Director: Sheri Speight, 757-875-1525
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private banquet room that offers several menu options and seats up to 72 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Mahoney 7578751522x
  • Entertainment: Our outdoor patio at the High Tide Bar & Grill offers seasonal musical entertainment. The schedules vary, please call the restaurant for dates and times. No reservations accepted for the cafe and patio.
  • Special Events: We frequently host themed dinners such as Wine Dinners, Beer Dinners, and Poker Tournaments.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: A Yorktown trolley stops directly in from of the restaurant. The bus from Williamsburg stops a half mile from the restaurant. (Seasonal)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A free parking garage is 50 yards from the front door of the restaurant.
A word from Riverwalk Restaurant
Open in May of 2005, Riverwalk Restaurant is located in Riverwalk Landing, a shopping and dining destination just a short walk from Yorktown's historic Main Street, the battlefields, and the Yorktown Victory Center. We offer free parking in the covered parking deck, or come by boat and stay for the day or days at the fully-equipped marina.
The riverfront Restaurant at lunch and dinner serves fresh seafood, beef and poultry. Voted #1 in the Daily Press Reader's Choice poll for BEST PLACE TO HAVE SUNDAY BRUNCH!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Riverwalk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (62)great for outdoor dining (45)special occasion (39)romantic (31)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (19)good for groups (19)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great view, spectacular meal
    Cemar
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a table overlooking the river, one of the best seats in the house! All of the staff, to include our waitress were friendly and helpful throughout the meal. We had an appetizer of a dozen raw oysters that was great, then I had the catch of the day, served with a small lobster tail, a couple of shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini and my husband had the lobster ravioli. Although service was not fast, it didn't bother us because everything was hot and delicious and perfectly seasoned! We were able to thoroughly enjoy every moment of a very leisurely meal. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. Incredible views, delicious food, and great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • designer
    designer
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food at Riverwalk was amongst the freshest I have ever eaten. The calamari appetizer was light and delicious. The veal parmesan on the bone was enormous and delicious. The serving sizes are large and enough to share. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • redzin99VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our food was interesting and well prepared. What stood out most was our server. Not only did he provide excellent, attentive service, he also took time to engage in conversation about the area that was appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was not as good as the view.
    DineOut2MuchVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant has a beautiful view. Our waiter was great. Unfortunately, the crab cake sandwiches and fries weren't as good.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice.
    64Lion
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first visit since the change in ownership. The menu was varied and the food presentation and quality were very good. Service was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very disappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was extremely slow and the restaurant wasnt even busy for a Friday evening. Food was ok but not over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • trainerdave1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience while spending a beautiful weekend in historic Yorktown, Virginia. Riverwalk Restaurant was a really nice out for my wife and me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience, great view, and good food
    love2dine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love this waterfront restaurant with a spectacular view of the York River! The menu features local seafood and an affordable wine selection. The crab cake sandwich was exceptional with its large chunks of crab and very little filler. The wait staff was attentive and the food was promptly served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A "fare" review
    Blue1961
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The wait staff was very friendly, but sadly the food was just okay and so was the service. The atmosphere was very nice and our view was great! I just wish the service and food was better to meet the standard of the lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Backagainandagain
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and see the changes under new management for the better. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    it was our first visit and it was a great experience. The staff was exceptionally professional and friendly. Samantha our waitress was outstanding. The food was great the views were very relaxing the noise level was minimal. We plan to make the Riverwalk an annual event when we visit Williamsburg Virginia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the money, good all around!
    Yorkriver1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We chose this restaurant based on positive reviews and location. My visitors, Midwest family, wanted great seafood, with a lovely water view. Both were in good supply at Riverwalk. The fried oyster appetizer came with perfectly crispy/tender oysters on the shell with a spicy, not too creamy cole slaw. I had grilled scallops on a bed of potatoes, crab and spinach, plated with surrounding barbecue flavored tomato puree/sauce. Barbecue is not my first choice with scallops, but the overall taste was excellent. The Blue Plate Special and Shrimp/andouille mac and cheese were excellent. The bread rolls were tender, tasty and served for dipping with macerated herbs topped with olive oil. Service was friendly and efficient. No disappointments!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Company impressed
    DonnaMae
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This local family experienced an excellent experience for a very busy Labor Day weekend. Our company was very impressed. Thank you Riverwalk!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    1stormjib
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Simply bad service. Long waits between table visits to ask for drink refills, etc. for a "fine dining" restaurant you expect to get what you pay for, we didn't and we won't be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, bad service
    Rach2231
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We showed up to our open table reservation 30 mins early to indicate that we would like an outside table. They told us it would be ready at the same time as our reservation. We waited at the bar and had good drinks for half an hour. At the designated time we checked back and they were setting up our table. They said they would come get us. 15 mins later, I check again and they told us the manger had given away out table to other guests. We waited for another 20 mins and were finally sat outside. Neither hostess or manager ever apologized. We had an awesome waiter who sold the scallop dish. Our plates were locked clean the food was so good. Not sure if this behavior is repetitive at the restaurant but would go back for the food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time trying the restaurant and we were more than pleasantly surprised. The staff was excellent and we will definitely visit this location again. We dined outside on the patio, which I'm glad we did because it was cold inside the restaurant. We ordered the special of the day, which was halibut and it was cooked to perfection! The bread was even phenomonal. After dinner we tried the donuts and coffee for dessert and I'm glad we said yes, because it was the perfect ending to dinner. To make the night even more memorable, there was live music outside (Virginia Symphony Orchestra) and it sealed the deal as one of the best birthday dinners ever!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food
    Hears2food
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A neighborhood gem. Great views of the river/bay in Yorktown. A little pricey, and entree seemed initially to be stingy, but it was enough to be filling with appetizer as well. The food is exceptional, all fresh, made from scratch, with interesting combinations, textures, and flavors. Known by location for seafood, this does not disappoint with wonderful and very fresh selections. Service also was exceptional with very attentive and pleasant wait staff yet not hovering. A more quiet ambiance is desirable--conversation from other tables can be distracting and cause and ever increasing decibel level. As with most restaurants, acoustics seem poor. Soft music would enhance, but only with better acoustics in the structure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    ChasinTaleM8t
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We drove to Yorktown from Williamsburg just to eat here b/c of the great reviews and we were not disappointed! We had the tomato basil & crab bisque that was awesome! Followed by the signature Blue Plate. The food, service, drinks and view of the river were all excellent! I would absolutely go back and definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic time! Great service!
    shipbuilder1987
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I loved the service. I showed up a little late, but was greeted with enthusiasm none the less. The request I made for flowers was met, and was made only that much better with the view. It was a little loud and somewhat crowded, but we loved our experience. I will be going back, and I'll reccomend anyone to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good and service from Samantha was quick and efficient. Although she did make an error with the bill which I had been able to catch and have her correct.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvfamilytime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My son, daughter in law, 2 year old grandson and I had a perfectly lovely evening Saturday night. We were concerned that it may not be child friendly and could have not been more wrong. The food was delicious, the view beautiful and the attention given to our 2 year old could have not been more caring!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SocialEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was very good, our server was outstanding and the view was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    lucydinewu
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Beautiful view of the York River. The service was impeccable - very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. My brother was visiting from out of town and we both agree it was one of the best meals we had ever eaten. He will be visiting more just so we can dine with you. Don't change a thing!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    That's about all I can say for the restaurant. Although there was nothing inherently wrong with anything, there was nothing outstanding either. Tried the restaurant after viewing an online menu. When we arrived that afternoon, the menu we were given was nothing like the one I viewed previously. The two dishes I had been thinking of trying were not on the menu. It made me feel like they pulled a bait and switch, since there was nothing a bit creative on the actual menu
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • suzanne
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Down to earth menu but with special touches. Menu items are fresh and interesting. Staff friendly and kind. You can't beat the view of the York River, the mighty bridge and the boat traffic. We travel 75 miles for Sunday brunch and the complimentary little doughnuts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner at Riverwalk
    LoloCG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at the Riverwalk Restaurant. My husband and I had been there numerous times and took visiting family there. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the waitress was outstanding. She was very helpful selecting wine and brought out food for the toddler in the party ahead of other meals. Great dining experience and wonderful views. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service and food has gotten much better since our last visit 2 years ago. I will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood with a view
    Kelso
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My girlfriend took me here to celebrate my birthday. Both of our meals were delicious and we really enjoyed te view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surrender your Appetite in Yorktown
    RoyJ
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Perfect weather made for a perfect meal. We visited from Norfolk with a 45 minute trip to historic Yorktown. Friends had given us a recommendation for Riverwalk. We were able to get a table on the patio overlooking the York River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The appetizers of oysters came from the same river. The service was impeccable. We had the seasonal catch of soft crabs. Salmon and pasta and the brunch crabcakes benedict rounded out the meals. The crab cake was the second best crabcake I've ever eaten. (99% crab) Dessert included the cobbler of the day, blueberry. Come for the view, save room for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable dining on the york river!
    eatingwellfamily
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we really enjoyed the setting (we ate outdoors) and the service was excellent the dishes we tried were wonderful (stuffed shrimp, tilapia, and sea bass tamale)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining Experience
    dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I would highly recommend the Riverwalk. The food was excellent and the wait staff was superb. The jumbo scallops were out of this world and my husband said the crab legs were divine. Dessert was also over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place / Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Riverwalk Restaurant was recommended by a local resident. My wife and I came to the area from Greer, SC to celebrate our 53rd Anniversary, and were wanting to find a great restaurant to celebrate . The restaurant staff and waiters were great. Schuyler was our waiter and did an outstanding job. We would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and What a View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The swordfish and shrimp were delicious! Our waiter was very cordial and attentive. The sunset photos I took from the pattio look like post cards!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    While we still enjoyed our annual stop at Riverwalk, it wasn't as good as it's been in the past. Service was very slow- even to get our check. The menu changed and the kids chicken tenders are no longer the delicious beer battered- they were grocery-store frozen quality. Kids like fine-dining, too! I miss the old desert menu. We come for the view- next time we may decide to skip the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Their fresh fish is fantastic!
    gmertVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Took my mom there with my family for lunch and we all had various fish entrees. Every one was great and the service was awesome! They have so much on the menu that we liked it was hard to decide. So we were sure to order a variety and share portions which were huge!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Not Great
    Seafood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service and drinks were great. The food was not. Had the crab cakes they were really spicy and the crab seemed like it was shredded very stringy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Amanda was our server....she is the best! Friendly, attentive, and customer-focused!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Table with a good view, delicious food, not egregiously priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superbly Tidewater
    Yumzy0801VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very pleasant dinner on the patio. Will certainly return again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.