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King's Arms Tavern

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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

An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Fun experience, food just OK

After so many years visiting Williamsburg for a day trip, my wife and I decided to splurge a little and enjoy a meal at the King's Arm Tavern. It really isn't more expensive than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob R
Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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Dayton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rude waitress and the appetizer would have been better from the local grocery store at a cheaper price. I say what I was going to order on a plate that was being delivered to a table next to ours. I would have been very disappointed if we would have stayed here and ate.

Thank j r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the King's Arms Tavern several times. The first time, food and service was really impressive, second time, food was okay and service was okay, third time, service was slow and forgetful, food was not that good. We ordered the chicken pot pie, never saw a chicken pot pie with a tiny piece of square pastry dough... More 

Thank Dixie143
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After so many years visiting Williamsburg for a day trip, my wife and I decided to splurge a little and enjoy a meal at the King's Arm Tavern. It really isn't more expensive than other restaurants outside the restored area. It is a comfortable place to share a meal. Typical of the colonial times, furnishing are simple and functional. The... More 

Thank Rob R
cincinnati, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KAT is one of the main restaurant venues of Colonial Williamsburg. It sits on Duke of Gloucester Street (or DOG as the current marketing ploy goes including a dog in a tricorn hat) several doors up from the Capital. After eating at Chownings the previous day, we opted to try here. It's more upscale, more authentic, than Chownings which tends... More 

Thank bassbum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for my boyfriend birthday. It felt like you turned back time as you walked in. They gave you authentic colonial sample of food which you can try but the mean is more modern. Food was good. I got to try a few things I can't get in NYC. Wait staff is nice. They also have people walking... More 

Thank Pananya K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stopped on New Years Day for lunch at the tavern. I have been to Colonial Williamsburg a couple of times. This was the only time I was able to walk in and sit down to eat at one of the Colonial taverns. The food was tasty, but not fancy. The service was pretty good and the tab was fair.... More 

Thank mrmachine
Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We go here every year as a family tradition during Christmas... We go shop at Merchants Square for presents and then head to Kings Arms for dinner. The ambiance is great and the service is always stellar. It is a must do when in Colonial Wburg

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east coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

They do not take reservations for lunch so we waited about 25 minutes. Also, they will not seat you until your entire party is present-good idea. Our table was located upstairs & to the right. The room had no decor and was VERY noisy. The wait staff was loudly scraping & stacking dishes in close proximity to tables. Very annoying... More 

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Tarboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Delicious lunch. I had the Chicken Pie and it was very good. The Raleigh Tavern Ale is good too. For dessert I had the meringues with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Service, entertainment and atmosphere were all excellent. Reservations must be made well in advance. This historic tavern in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg offers authentic 18th century fare and entertainment. We had 15 people. The peanut soup was fantastic. The kids loved the bread and butter served. The pork chops were tasty. The kids who got chicken strips liked them... More 

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