The Carrot Tree, Yorktown, Va

Ok, thought I would add a new wrinkle to the blog – reviews of restaurants Lynne and I have been to.  We have been down in Virginia Beach for the last day or two on business, and decided to head up to Williamsburg.  After a couple of hours of dragging our poor Cocker Spaniel around, we decided to head down the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown… always a favorite drive.  It was about 2 in the afternoon, and we were starving, so we accessed the miracle of “smart” phones, to find a sandwich shop –  since we were pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to eat anywhere with the dog.  Came up with the Carrot Tree, on Main Street for what looked like some pretty good sandwiches… and some great reviews.

Yorktown is a pretty sparse place… Main Street is about 8 buildings, spaced out… but it is very cool – very authentic Colonial.  We found the Carrot Tree at the end of a closed off street ( to motor traffic ), so we parked, and walked over there.  Leaving Lynne and Gibson outside, I went in and asked if we could get something to go, since we had the dog.  The manager/owner? told us we were more than welcome to eat in the garden with the pooch, so around we went to the garden.  We sat at a lovely table under an overhang of the house, and had a TOTALLY amazing meal!

We both decided on the “Tidewater”, a crab cake on a roll with a twist – some smoked Virginia ham in the cake… yes, ham in a crab cake….. hmmmmmm.  Ok, I was intrigued.  The ham is actually ground up really fine, and in the coating of the cake ( only about an 1/8 of a tsp), not actually IN it, but OH what a cool taste – smokey and salty – totally complimentary to a really well made lump crab cake…. served with Cole Slaw
 ( ok, pre made ) and a fantastic dill based creamy red tater salad (clearly home made).  I RARELY say I like someone else’s crab cakes as much as mine, but this was a keeper – one of the best I have ever had!

Carrot Cake

We should have taken pics, but didn’t decide to write about it till after we devoured them….

For desert, we decided to split their signature Carrot Cake…( of course ) and it was AMAZING!  Carrot cake is usually on my B list of deserts, but this one was unbelievable.  The icing was superb, the cake was moist and the flavors were amazing.. I could eat this 3 meals a day for the rest of my life.

If you are EVER in Williamsburg VA, or even close, make a point of hitting the Carrot Tree for lunch… it will be TOTALLY worth it!