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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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Great Meal in an Historical Setting

Limited but fine menu. Adult beverages available. Professional staff in period costumes. Be prepared for singing, slightly inebriated couples asking questions and providing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Limited but fine menu. Adult beverages available. Professional staff in period costumes. Be prepared for singing, slightly inebriated couples asking questions and providing period answers and a sense of history. Had a lot of fun with our group but be prepared for either a wait or get reservations. Very popular and should be. Really a fun place for family or... More 

Thank RiverCajun
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our 4 kids(14, 12, and 8 yo twins). My children tend to be picky eaters. They all ordered the mac and cheese - which they all said was "all right". But mac and cheese is not what you come to the Taverns for. We ate by candlelight which gave the room a great ambiance and gave the kids... More 

Thank sharp97
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered prime rib medium rare and the center was not pink. I had to saw it with a knife. My husband ordered filet medium rare and it was medium. The flavor was good but not what he ordered. We paid a lot of money for a very mediocre meal.

Thank Lillian1252
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The questions below don’t really apply to the tavern. The tavern is free to go in but you need reservations. A few people do get in after a wait without reservations but is it worth it? Tell the hostess you are there when you arrive, you may be seated earlier. The tavern is a restaurant featuring 18th century style cuisine.... More 

Thank Deborah Y
Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the main street at Colonial Williamsburg, the Tavern is one of the key 'display' exhibits of this historic village. As a historical experience, this is superb. Definitely a convenient and historical accurate experience. However, this IS a mass tourist oriented restaurant ...so expect mass tourist quality food at high price points. Not a "foodie" experience but you can't beat... More 

Thank Mark_in_Portland
Bellmawr, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here, was a great and wonderful step back in time. Was served just like we where in the 1700's era clothing, dinnerware, etc. Even the food hat would have been served and do not forget the drinks that would have been served as well.

Thank A Y
Columbus, Indiana
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a delightful meal with a little play about the taverns in Williamsburg. The Craft beer selection was very good. A good place to enjoy the history of Williamsburg

Thank jim r
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of vegetarian and other foods. There was live violin music. I enjoyed the ravioli over roasted veggie in a tomato cream sauce.

Thank Judy T
Monroe, Georgia, United States
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here maybe five times and have found the food unremarkable. The whole costume theme and ambiance is fun, but that doesn't justify the prices.

Thank Raaharr
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65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though reconstructed the rebuilding is authentic so one gets the feel of what it was like dining in the 1700s. Minstrels wander through with playing music, candlelight twinkles, and the food is scrumptious. Try the mint julep!


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