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About 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!

323 Water Street Suite A-1
Yorktown, VA 23690
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week

Riverwalk Restaurant
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Bar
11:30 am - 9:00pm


Sunday Brunch
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 875-1522

Website:
http://www.riverwalkrestaurant.net/

Catering:
Off-site catering can be discussed with our Banquet Director: Sheri Speight, 757-875-1525

Parking Details:
A free parking garage is 50 yards from the front door of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
A Yorktown trolley stops directly in from of the restaurant. The bus from Williamsburg stops a half mile from the restaurant. (Seasonal)

Executive Chef:
Brian Hines

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private banquet room that offers several menu options and seats up to 72 people.

Private Party Contact:
Sheri Speight: (757) 875-1525

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We frequently host themed dinners such as Wine Dinners, and Beer Dinners.

Riverwalk Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (34)
Scenic View (28)
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Good for a Date (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Casual (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappointed, our dinner went perfectly. As a server, Ronnie was at her best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good meal and service for our visit to Yorktown, Virginia. They could improve the food by serving it hotter.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have dined at Riverwalk since 2005 and usually find it an excellent experience.
The cuisine is of a very high level but could improve in its vegan/vegetarian offerings -- some creative flair is needed here to offer more than a vegetarian pasta or salad selections.
We would visit this restaurant more often if they had a better vegetarian selection, although the chef is usually willing to provide a la carte items by our request.

The ambiance is excellent, although it can become a bit noisy if you have larger groups dining;
a corner table can help if you require a quieter place for conversation. Online reservations are quick and easy to make, and the site also advises how many others have booked on a particular day or evening.

While the staff are usually well-trained, they could use a little more refinement in their service.
For example, serving tea on a wet saucer, or failing to bring a specific item requested, or interrupting guests mid-sentence, without saying excuse me -- are some areas that might improve.

One of our guests ordered a rare hamburger; when the plate arrived, the hamburger was medium-rare. We waited until the waitress had returned, not wishing to interrupt her at other tables, due to guest volume. We then advised that the hamburger was not rare. The waitress responded, "Do you want to recook that?" She should have immediately apologized (as it was either her mistake or the chef's mistake) and promptly removed the plate, advising that another plate with the correctly cooked meal would be brought out quickly. She then said, "Do you want to separate the salad on your plate and keep that?"

The situation could have been handled in a more professional manner. The manager did return later and apologize, but the waitress could be trained to respond in the correct manner.
By the time the second plate arrived, our friend had lost her appetite and did not complete her meal.

It was an average evening, but not the best at Riverwalk.

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Super good restaurant. But kind of pricey. Worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overpriced and uninspired low quality food. Service was good but lacking that fine dining feel. Its definitely cater to tourists. The best part of our lunch was the view.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome!

We had the pleasure of having Sunday Buffet Brunch. It was outstanding.
Food was fresh and plentiful. Oysters Rockefeller, Crab dip, variety of pastries, fruit in a waffle cone, beef tips potatoes pasta salad etc. And not only that you can order a variety of egg dishes which includes benedict and pancakes.

Service was outstanding and the views are very nice. Comfortable seating. All around just great.

Will go again.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We are frequent diners at this restaurant and went for their new Sunday Brunch. We were nit disappointed....think “sweet potatol pancake, surry sausage, crab and swiss omelet and eggs “your way” to mention just a few! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Business Meals, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Friendly, upbeat staff. Location has a beautiful view of the river. Food was terrific. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Cozy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Highly recommended. Will definitely visit again. Loved the service and ambiance.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

GET THE GOAT CHEESE MEATBALLS

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

nice location, nice waitress. salads were good (panzanella) to quite good (kale caesar), entrees were disappointing or moderately good.

Fish and chips: cod okay, good but no more notable than that, one medium filet. Wrong potatoes totally for something resembling chips. These were just orange and oddly shaped mashed potatoes. One has to wonder if this chef has ever been to Great Britain. Advise he visit Manchester or Edinburgh before he attempts this dish again. There are variants there but even the fast-food level ones in these cities far surpass this mess and show and taste why its a popular basic dish.

Scallops with mushroom risotto, pork belly and rainbow carrots: fine scallops, risotto was built with the pork belly made it extremely rich, very nice sauted wild mushrooms on top. Forgot to garnish with the carrots, too bad, resulted in a reduction on this entre -least they could do.

Online, amateur reviews touted fresh cobbler dessert. They could not be from people who have actually had good homemade cobbler - was too sweet and out of balance, fruit to pastry.

Still can't fault the staff. They were pleasant, helpful, despite the circumstances.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was so delicious. Great service and really nice ambiance

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had to change reservation from a party of 8 to a party of 12 fairly late in the game. The restaurant was very accommodating and welcoming. The server did an excellent job and the food was very good. This was a first time visit for most of the party, which included people from Mathews to Virginia Beach. All were very pleased.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Never a regret to have chosen Riverwalk
Have been building wonderful memories through the years

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Most enjoyable, food, service excellent - best Calamari I have had in several years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Almost like it was under new management. Cocktail was made incorrectly. Gin and tonic without tonic. Service was almost non existant even though restaurant had only four tables occupied. Food was beautifully presented but badly prepared. No sauce with one course, fish badly cooked. Almost unlike previous visits which were perfect in all areas. No bread served on table even though other diners had bread.
What was good -- soups !!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waitress Jennifer was outstanding!!! I can not say enough about her. She was very attentive to our needs without prompting. Great personality which put us to ease. Food was perfectly cooked which is hard to do with seafood. Next time we are in town, we will be stopping at Riverwalk Restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Overall the location is ideal. We sat outside on the deck to take advantage of the view and weather. Our server was good. We were disappointed by the taste or lack thereof of the food. The presentation was great but it lacked the taste you expect for the price paid. I felt I could easily create the dish at home and it would have tasted better. When you spend over $90 on dinner including 1 drink each we expected a higher quality of taste in the food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The Baked Brie appetizer is one of the best I've ever had. It has apricot preserves and candied walnuts on it, and is served with toasted crostini.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fantastic food, great portions! Wonderful evening!! Loved the calamari!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Best she crab soup in 30 years and served with appropriate fine sherry. Service, Roni, Was exceptional!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very comfortable setting, marvelously prepared food and delightful, friendly service topped off a wonderfully relaxing evening with close friends. It wasn’t a special occasion but the Riverwalk staff sure made it feel that way.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very friendly, always great service here and the food is excellent. My wife and I celebrate our anniversary here every year. If the weather is good, you can sit outside and watch the boats come by. Definitely worth the drive from Williamsburg to Yorktown. Ben and Jerry's is across the street, so you can make it a complete date night!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The menu had a wide range of options, and prices were reasonable. Also, the view of the York River is superb! The wait staff were very friendly and competent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really good experience. Excellent food, pleasant environment, and the service was very good as well

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One more time the Riverwalk gave us a great meal and a table by the window for our guests. They are a lovely spot by the water and we enjoy taking out of state guests there for dinner. The salmon and duck were done perfectly.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very pleased with the food, service, and the ambiance including the view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We moved ourselves after being seated due to flies and got a curt comment from the young hostess. The food was all right, the view was excellent (watching the boats go by on the York River), and the waitress was first rate. The brandy alexander I ordered was in the wrong glass and filled with ice. The restaurant is located in the heart of Yorktown on water street, on the York River, which is what I wanted but it will be a long time before I go back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Riverwalk is a stable for my girlfriend and I. We rarely get a chance to go but every visit is memorable. Since we are both foodies and lovers of seafood, we can easily say they have the freshest seafood available anywhere in and around the Richmond/Tidewater area. Sitting outside looking out over the York river and bridge at sunset is one of the most picturesque views in the state!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We can always count on Riverwalk to enchant out of town guests for brunch or a nice weekend lunch. The waitstaff was very attentive and we enjoyed eating outside and watching the people and boats along the river.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Everything was wonderful! Our server, Lisa, made us feel like family. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The bread/pesto and chocolate chip cheesecake were delicious but the shrimp po'boy had no flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was excellent.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

I chose to go to this restaurant for my birthday and it was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. The only thing that didn't make it the worst was the fact the beautiful river and bridge could be seen from my table. I had a reservation for 715pm, when we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly hostess and asked if we would like inside or outside seating we chose outside seating. As we were walking to the dining room to be seated there was a party of probably 10 to 15 people seated inside other than that the restaurant was very slow the bar was completely empty. Once we were seated outside we waited eight minutes to be greeted by our waitress. She was very friendly and she did go over all the specials and was not a bad server by any means. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer, and after the waitress took our order she said she would be right back with hot bread. And the calamari came out it was so salty it was almost as if someone accidentally dumped a saltshaker inside the dish, so salty and made us cringe. The waitress apologize profusely and commented several other tables had mentioned the same thing. She asked if we would like something else and we declined as she said our entrées were getting ready to come out. We both ordered the fish of the day which was Tuna. It's OK that the fish is pre-portioned however both of our fish portions were cooked for the same time when mine was extremely thick and small and my fiancé's was longer and flat, causing his to be overcooked and mine to be cooked to the temperature I ordered. The potatoes & broccoli were cold. The sauce under the fish was also cold to the point it was developing a film. At this point I sat and waited for the waitress to come to check on us however she never reappeared, Long story short the manager was not understanding took the appetizer off that we barely touched but did not take her entrées off and charged me for the small salad I asked to take to go. $70 for the worst bday meal

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and service

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time,great!!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Service was exceptional. Only drawback to the ambience was that the air conditioning was too cold. The style and architecture are beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

As always a delightful visit. We were there for Sunday brunch. First time for us when there wasn't a holiday buffet and it was exceptional.
The Salmon Tomato hash was outstanding as was the Benedict Arnold and French toast.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our food here was very good. We had very good service too. Crabcakes were delicious! The restaurant was very quiet and not a lot of diners. Waterside seating but very hot and humid the night we went so sat inside.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We came for an Anniversary celebration which was noted on the reservation. No one mentioned anything and the service wasn't good enough to overlook that faux pas. Don't ask if it's a special occasion if you don't want to know.
It was quite empty on a Thursday. The she crab soup was delicious and when we told the server, she stated that " it never usually looks like that.....maybe they should keep making it this way."
The elk was very good and so were the fried oysters. My duck was over cooked and the giant mess of garnish was inedible. The fennel undercooked and the noodles An over cooked lump of nastiness. The fried combo was fine.
Frankly, save your money and have a drink at the grill next door if you want to enjoy the view.

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