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King's Arms Tavern

Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-229-2141
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Ranked #1 of 8 Nightlife in Williamsburg
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Historic Sites
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
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shippensburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Atmosphere nice. Wait staff was friendly. Food was nothing special. WAY overpriced. They should have a better variety of food instead of a large variety of liquor.

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Rochester, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Your visit to Willliamsburg would be incomplete without a visit to one of the taverns for dinner. King's Arms has very good food with excellent and fun service and atmosphere. Make reservations ahead on Open Table. If you have children, consider making early reservations as most of the village closes at 5:00. If you can wait for twilight, you will... More

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Hughesville, MD
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226 reviews 226 reviews
72 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The waittress was dressed in colonial period but said very little about colonial times. We heard more about how expensive it is for our waittress to live in VA because she has to pay tax on everything she owns. The food was good, a little expensive but we probably would have felt it was not too expensive if the historical... More

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Although food is average for what you pay, I do think a meal at the Kings Arms is worth it for the experience. We had an excellent server, John, who gave us lots of historical stories as we dined and made excellent beer recommendations - the St. George Nut Brown Ale and Dear Old Mum were great! The bread and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a yummy meal! I can't say enough about the peanut soup. It was delicious! In fact everything we had was great! During dinner we were treated to facts about dining during the colonial days and music. Service was outstanding and family friendly. A must stop for any trip to Williamsburg!

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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
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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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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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