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Address: Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-229-2141
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Make Your Reservation Early

We were almost too late for lunch even though we were there in early Spring and there weren't any crowds to speak of. The lunch servings were ample and delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chester, Virginia
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Chester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were almost too late for lunch even though we were there in early Spring and there weren't any crowds to speak of. The lunch servings were ample and delicious!

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Northern Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's overpriced. But it's fun. I believe March 2015 marked our fourth or fifth visit in the past decade or so. The food is good, maybe not 5-star restaurant good, but well above average. The menu (available online) is not extensive, but it changes with the seasons and always has good options. Portions are substantial - I usually struggle... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Service was great and in character, and food was excellent. Food choices were fun. Where else can you order syllabub, peanu soup, and mint juleps? It was expensive, but the setting fits Colonial Williamsburg.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This place was really fun to go to with the family. We went in the middle of March and waited about 10 minutes at lunch time. We ordered a colonial type beer called Old Stitch. It was one of the best beers I've ever tasted. While waiting for our dinner, a reenactment of a local tavern proprietor came around and... More 

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Tall Timbers, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Excellent food and drinks! Loved the hunters pye! Our server John was so enlightening and knowledge of the the times, let alone a great server. My wife and I loved it!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In February, of course, it was our only choice for the first two evenings, but that neither takes away from our choice - we would have opted for King's Arms first anyway - or from the quality of the dining experience. I will have to bring a flashlight on our next trip, however; my fading eyesight can't see the menu... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even during the busy Christmas illuminations events the meal remain consistently good and the staff amazingly friendly. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed

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Annapolis, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had lunch here two of our three days - great soups of the day and exellent local ales on draft. Amazing old-fashioned setting, and it feels like a different place each time as long as you are seated in a different room. Have to admit we were worried since this was the only working tavern the weekend we were... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a wonderful escape from the cold wind. The ambience was perfect for a Colonial winter repast. Both the clam chowder and Norfolk Pottage Pye were excellent, filling, & warming!

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St.Louis
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138 reviews 138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From years ago remembered as a tavern that featured food from the 1700s, like Brunswick stew. Menu today is like any restaurant. Also remembered students from Colkege of William and Mary being the wait staff, much more positive in the mid 1980s. Did not return the next day even though it was the only open restaurant on the grounds.

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