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King's Arms Tavern

Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
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Ranked #1 of 7 nightlife in Williamsburg
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Historic Sites
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It has been a long time since we have had a chance to go to Williamsburg, but whenever we go, Kings Arm Tavern is on our "must do" list. This time we got to share the experience with our grandson on the Fourth of July. The decor is beautiful and takes one back in time. The food is super delicious.... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had so much fun going here! Kids will especially love it. I tried to reserve online, but it said "sold out", so I called directly and got right in for dinner that night. I don't want to spoil all the surprises, so I'll just say that it is an "authentic" colonial tavern environment, with costumed wait staff, and a... More

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Houston, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

You need a reservation, for evening time. All dinner reservations are on the hour. Our reservation was at 6:00, we ordered a nice bottle of wine and wanted to enjoy a more leisurely dinner. We were rushed to order and was almost pushed out the door a few minutes before 7:00' so they could get ready for the next group.... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

What a great experience myself and my wife had here. We made reservations for 8pm (highly recommend making one). Once we checked in we waited in the lobby and was indeed seated at our reservation time. The servers are dressed in traditional outfits and the rooms are lit by candlelight giving the whole place a very romantic feel. Our server... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Food was good and a fair value for the Williamsburg tavern experience. Our waitress Billie did a good job handling our group. Maple and whiskey pork chop was tender and very favorable. Bread pudding was excellent. We were seated upstairs it was a bit warm but was comfortable. Better that Chowning's Tavern at similar prices.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We decided to share a meal. Peanut Soup and Game Pie. I loved the Game Pie. History seems to be a passion for our server who brought history alive. We thought we would get lots of entertainment like years past such as the post rider bantering with the merchant captain and.lively musicians. Instead we got a musician who didn't want... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Having visited this place several times over the years I found this experience sub par. The cocktail, appetizer, meal and check all came within 45 minutes. The food was good and the prime rib was cooked how I like it. My partners meal however, was cold. Out server did not offer anything that would have added to the dining experience... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I'm not sure if having lunch instead of having dinner may contributed to our lack of entertainment and the seriously bad food, but I wouldn't go back. First, I want to mention that our server could not be any nicer. He was courteous and was always prompt. I'm not sure why everyone thinks that this restaurant would enhance our colonial... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had dinner at The King Arms Tavern on July 25th. We were very disappointed. In the past we have gone to Christiana Campbell's which is amazing and you truly feel like you are dining in the colonial times. The food was good, but overpriced. Our waiter did not give us the Colonial Williamsburg experience. Next time we will go... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were looking forward to eating there but were greatly disappointed. Our waitress looked unhappy and exhausted. The food we ordered----pork chop, salmon and tournedos of beef---was cafeteria caliber---bland and overcooked. When I asked a musician the name of his instrument he had an attitude as he told me I was the third person to ask that. The experience was... More

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