I stopped by on my way home to grab a bite, and was amazed at what the new owners had done with it. It was Kelsey's Deli up until about a month ago. They have totally revamped the place! It is clean as a whistle now too. Anyway, the staff was prompt and friendly and I felt right at home. Everyone seemed to be having a good time (jukebox in the corner was cool).
Favorite Dish: I had the dinner special that night (Monday?) and the meatloaf was better than moms'.
A quaint "diner-like" restaurant right on the beach with full view of the York river, sunbathers, and beach-goers. Of course, no shirt no service, no uncovered beachware at this establishment. Beer and soda, sandwiches, and family dining with a view of the York River from every seat. They boast specialty sandwiches, gourmet pizza, fresh seafood, steak, and homemade desserts serving lunch and dinner. During my visit, I had a pretty delicious Norfolk Crabcake sandwich, so was quite satisfied myself. Rating 3.75 stars out of 5. Visited 5/22/08.
Our tour of Yorktown led by the incomperable Ted Fort of the National Park Service ended at the historic Cole Digges house. Built in 1720, the small abode limits what the kitchen can offer - mainly sandwichs, soups and salads. But the food is great and VERY affordable. I opted for The Admiral's Crab Rarebit - a delicious hot crab sauce served over toasted bread and Virginia ham, then topped with thick slices of tomato and bacon bits. The Entree is served with a Carrot Tree House Salad and includes your choice of dessert. This was the most expensive item on the menu at $12.00 (not a misprint). I chose the carrot cake and was very pleased.
Since my husband's grandmother was a Diggs (without the 'e'), I was interested in the various Digges houses. So I took a picture of this house. We didn't eat here.
The websites say that it offers a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches and then add:
Don't miss their fabulous desserts!
Open Mon - Sat 8am - 4 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
We didnt go in this restaurant, but the lady driving the trolley bus, told us that the owners of this restaurant had come over to the US from Greece in the 1940's. They had built this restaurant up, and loved their home in Yorktown. Outside the restaurant was a stone statue, and we were told that Nicks wife liked to travel and always brought something back to adorn the restaurant. They are both now sadly dead, but they left all the land they owned in Yorktown to the town itself. Isnt that a lovely thing to do.
The restaurant is of course still operating.
This restaurant is in an old building that used to be called the Pate House. Apparently though now Architects and the National Park Service think that it was once in fact owned by Cole Digges and built about 1720.
We did not in actual fact have a meal here, but called in for a drink to cool us down.
They do however, serve salads, sandwiches, soups, and desserts.
Open from 8am-4pm Monday-Saturday
It's not much to look at, but many locals frequent it. THEY DON'T ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. They do have an ATM machine on the premises.
Favorite Dish: Aside from the beer, the Cheeseburgers are very tasty. They also offer a variety of daily seafood specials.