Yorktown's first Restaurant Week includes restaurants along the Riverwalk Landing. Photo: York County Economic & Tourism Development

Yorktown, Gloucester, VA Offer Dining Deals During Inaugural Restaurant Weeks

York County, Virginia, has a number of restaurants and places to stop for a treat—including along Yorktown’s historic promenade, Riverwalk Landing. For the first time, York County is holding its own Restaurant Week (and so is Gloucester in Hampton Roads—read on for details).

York County Restaurant Week runs from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 3. There will be special deals at 16 restaurants across the county, allowing diners to dabble in new spots and try even more at old favorites.

The 16 restaurants offering lunch and dinner include American, Italian, and seafood favorites, gluten-free cuisine, and desserts. (Yes, Ben & Jerry’s even has a special discount all week!)

A flight of French toast at Shorty’s Diner. Photo: York County Economic & Tourism Development

Visitors and locals can take advantage of coffee and lunch from cafes like 1781 Café by Aromas or Mobjack Coffee Roasters & Petite Café, a three-course meal from Bay Haven Grille, Grunow’s Kitchen, Vinny’s Pizza & Pasta 2, Water Street Grille, and discounts at Anna’s Brick Oven, Ben & Jerry’s, Carrot Tree Kitchens, Dominion Dogs, Jordan’s Pizza Subs & Much More, Marco’s Pizza, Shorty’s Diner, Sportsmans Grille,York Gardens & Tea Room, and Yorktown Pub.

Our interest is piqued by the “French Toast Flight” offered at Shorty’s Diner in Williamsburg. Yorktown may be the newest town to adopt Restaurant Week in the Bay region, but it’s far from the only one.

Gloucester, Virginia is also holding its first ever Restaurant Week on the same dates, Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 3. More than 20 restaurants are offering a variety of special deals.

We can’t help but notice the breakfast and bakery options along with seafood, international restaurants and, at Lulu Birds Kitchen, “elevated Southern comfort cooking”, like a flatbread made with herbed ricotta cheese, roasted olive tapenade and smoky moonshine BBQ chicken.

Zoll Vineyard even offers a full food menu with wine, cider and mead pairings.

Also this week, an old favorite, Annapolis Restaurant Week, is also running with extended dates of Saturday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, March 3. Their prix fixe menus range in price from $9.95 and $15.95 for a two-course breakfast, $12.95 and $19.95 for a two-course lunch, and $29.95 and $39.95 for a three-course dinner. Some of the nearly three dozen participating restaurants are also offering “bonus deals” on additional items.

We’ll be headed to Carrol’s Creek Cafe, which sits temptingly close to the Chesapeake Bay Magazine offices, for the surf and turf.

Several Maryland and Virginia towns and cities offered Restaurant Week dining deals in January, from Baltimore down to to Norfolk. But it’s not too late to enjoy a late-winter meal near the Bay at an easy-to-swallow price in Yorktown, Gloucester or Annapolis.