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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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superb historical example of colonial tavern

Kings arms, Shields, and Christiana Campbells along with a couple of others are owned and operated by CW. The three I mention are similar in price, atmosphere, menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Daniels
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Great food and served in costume! I can't wait to go back but make sure you have reservations!! Beautiful building too.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I know this sounds weird, but don't let my rating dissuade you from visiting the King's Arms Tavern. I am so glad we had dinner there - and do go at night. It is lit just by candlelight in the dining rooms so you really get a feel for Colonial times. The furnishings and clothing are authentic. We thought the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Kings arms, Shields, and Christiana Campbells along with a couple of others are owned and operated by CW. The three I mention are similar in price, atmosphere, menu, entertainment, and service

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Georgia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was a fun experience with good food and great servers! It's a little costly, but is a memorable thing to do in Williamsburg.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went here twice, at lunch and dinner. While the lunch was fun, the dinner was a much more impressive experience. We had a reservation at 8:00 and so it was dark, and lit only by candlelight. This really made us feel as if we had stepped back in time. Our server at night also took much more time to... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great food in a historical setting. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable with historic facts and stories he gave us during the meal. At dinner there was a guy playing Colonial music and explaining to use how and when it was played during the times. The food was based on colonial recipes and given a modern twist. Definitely try... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have eaten at the Kings Arms many, many times over the past 30+ years. It's a place for good food, good friends, and lively entertainment, while dining. Musicians serenade guests, using 18th century instruments and singing 18th century songs. It's a great way to spend an evening with family and friends! Eileen Shafer

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

When staying in Colonial Williamsburg in the winter, the choice of restaurants located within the historic grounds is limited. That being said, I would most definitely return here for another lunch. The food was well prepared, not overly spiced, service good, and for the location the cost was acceptable. My daughter , 11 yrs, ordered off of the children's menu... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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207 reviews 207 reviews
41 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly staff and good food made this a memorable stop for the four of us. We had the peanut soup, fried chicken and the Pottage Pye. All were good. Not cheap, but not too expensive either. The four of us spent eighty dollars for lunch, drinks and dessert. Our waiter was dressed in period costume and was well versed in... More 

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a great table and wonderful waiter! The food was excellent ! Had a singer walk around singing period songs. It was a very pleasant evening.

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