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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
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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A Wonderful Experience IF You Can Afford It

I had the Tavern Dinner, and my girlfriend had the Hunter's Game Pie. Both Meals were delicious. The tavern experience was very charming, and we were very pleased to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't expect a modern setting. Remember you are in Colonial Williamsburg! the fare is typical colonial food for that period, read no burger and fries. Well worth the time as it is a leisurely pace and the facility is usually at capacity. If you are willing to experiment, try the "Rummer" drink. It is rum, peach brandy and apricot brandy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had the Tavern Dinner, and my girlfriend had the Hunter's Game Pie. Both Meals were delicious. The tavern experience was very charming, and we were very pleased to be serenaded by the violinist. The service was great and we enjoyed the bits of history that our waiter shared with us. My meal came with soup so I had beef... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is supposed to be a period experience with high quality food. We had a disappointing and overpriced experience. Our first visit was wonderful but this year was regrettable. We ordered prime rib at medium temperature and it came well done and tough. Waiter (Larry) never checked or refilled our drinks until we asked when he finally came around to... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a Delicious Lunch at the King's Arm's Tavern. The Chicken Pot Pie we highly recommend. We even enjoyed a musical seranade from a townsperson. Great service but pricy

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Frankfurt, Germany
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We knew that the prices would be high and it's kind of a tourist trap, but we did not expect it to be that bad. We were told, the atmosphere makes you feel like you are in 18th century, but the only thing that was different from other restaurants was that they had candles on the table and no electric... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food and great experience. The singing waiter and authentic 18th century cuisine were great. A little pricey but well worth it.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a cute concept to have a colonial style dinner in the middle of williamsburg. The setting is cute but the food is just ok!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is just one of the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg. We were there for lunch which was very good and reasonably priced. I suggest going early as they fill up quickly. Try some of the root beer or ginger ale -- fantastic!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Both my husband and I ate at the King's Arms Tavern when we were little kids on vacation in Williamsburg with our families. We both remember it being a fun experience but more upscale. I had made the reservation weeks before our trip because we expected it to be packed. It was packed for sure but were stuck upstairs in... More 

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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The service was amazing and true to period! The food was delicious and also true to period! I traveled with my daughter, niece, nephew and parents. My Mother and niece are very fussy eaters and even with such oddities as peanut soup and Hunter's Pie, made with venison, rabbit and duck, they were able to find items to their liking... More 

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