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Riverwalk Restaurant
Riverwalk Restaurant

Riverwalk Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riverwalkrestaurant.net
  • Phone: (757) 875-1522
  • Hours of Operation: Closed on Mondays November-March

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

    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 (757) 875-1522
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was very good, our server was outstanding and the view was great."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Amanda was our server....she is the best! Friendly, attentive, and customer-focused!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Table with a good view, delicious food, not egregiously priced."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very pleasant dinner on the patio. Will certainly return again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "There were 7 ladies in our party and we were seated promptly and our table had a wonderful view of the River! Our waitress was friendly, helpful and responded promptly and with a smile to all requests. The food was excellent - all had "lunch" items and the presentation was very nice. The special was Soft Shell Crabs and that was prepared to perfection. All of us agreed we would return with our husbands for a nice dinner for 2 or even family gathering."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, nice ambience, nice view of the river. I appreciated the opportunity to make reservations on line. I'd go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with great view of the York River, very friendly and cheerful hostesses, outside dining with setting sun a preferred seating for a full view of the river and the Gloucester shoreline. Seating out front of the restaurant with the beautiful fountain makes it's location a pleasure and romantic especially after the sun has set and people stroll pass."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not many options in the area so we tried the Riverwalk. Service was good (attentive but not overbearing) and the menu was diverse enough. They triggered my pet peeve, however, with the stereotypical kid's menu (fried foods or a hot dog). Why is it so hard to get creative with the kid's menu? Other than that, we enjoyed it. But we'd probably expand our search next time. We were pressed for time and there weren't many options in the immediate waterfront area."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We used the Open Table app and were able to reserve a table within one-half hour. I think we were given a table with a great view because we made reservations, so I highly recommend doing that. The food was very good and served promptly. Service was excellent. Very pleased with the ease of reservation and the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "First our table overlooked the York River it was a beautiful view. Our Waiter was very knowledgeable and suggested a wonderful bottle of wine. The Paella was a dinner special and it was delicious. My Girlfriend has some dietary restrictions and the staff was very accommodating. This is definitely a special occasion place for us, due to the price. It was overall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was pretty good. starter Oysters were good, wine was good, salad I ordered was missing an ingredient which the waiter try to make up for by bringing me a minimal amount based on the rest of the salad portion. Overall I would go back again if I was in the area."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, good food with excellent views. I will return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food, prices, ambiance, waitress and view of the river. I took my husband there to celebrate Father's Day. What a good choice! We had a great time and will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our Brunch at Riverwalk on Sunday. The views can't be beat and the food was very good. One of the hostesses was not friendly at all, not even a smile or acknowledgement you are there. However, once you get passed her, the service was very good. Highly recommend this place for a nice outing on a beautiful day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What a great location! The view of the river and the bridge is spectacular, which makes up for the very strange menu. The portions are far too large with too many sauces added to everything. Fish and chips was fine, but the veal chop/ pasta was smothered with thick sauce and pasta (far too much), and the fish tacos were too spicy without warning. Our waiter was fantastic, and we brought our own wine, so that made up for it! I'd still go back just to sit outside and enjoy the waterside view."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "While the outdoor dining with a view of the river was quite pleasant, the service was slow and somewhat bumbling. Dinner items were substituted without our being asked and the after-dinner coffee was tepid when served. We we not asked if we wanted refills on drinks or water. If I'm going to spend a significant amount for dinner, I'll do so elsewhere next time. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the outdoor patio. The waitress, Jennifer was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. I had the Fish of the Day which consisted of Salmon, shrimp and lobster bites over baby potatoes and broccoli. The presentation of the food was beautiful. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had an early dinner on the patio and it was really great. The oysters are some of the best. We would recommend this for anyone wanting to relax after a Yorktown tour. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food and service have always been great for lunch and brunch. Our experience this time, however, was not as positive. I believe that they were a bit understaffed that evening, for it took a while to get served and to receive the food. The seafood sauces were a bit spicy, and the fish and oysters had a rather strong taste. I will return for lunch, for I am hoping that this was just an off night. I recommend that tablecloths be used, for fine food deserves to be served in a professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We've been celebrating special occasions at the Riverwalk Restaurant for 8 or 9 years. In less than a year's time, it seems the menu variety is half what it used to be and the quality of the food has fallen very noticeably. Where did the Chicken Oscar and incredible hot turkey sandwich go? Filet mignon used to be an elegant presentation, topped with house made glaze or bbq sauce, potatoes rich with fine cheeses, tender vegetables, and a variety of freshly baked bread. My most recent filet came with mashed potatoes that were nothing special, barely-cooked ordinary veggies, and rolls that may well have been take and bake from the store. No glaze or bbq sauce, just herbed butter. For the first time ever, I left half my plate. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014