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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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Most recent review
300 year throwback

Excellent food and drinks! Loved the hunters pye! Our server John was so enlightening and knowledge of the the times, let alone a great server. My wife and I loved it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Tall Timbers, Maryland
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Tall Timbers, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and drinks! Loved the hunters pye! Our server John was so enlightening and knowledge of the the times, let alone a great server. My wife and I loved it!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In February, of course, it was our only choice for the first two evenings, but that neither takes away from our choice - we would have opted for King's Arms first anyway - or from the quality of the dining experience. I will have to bring a flashlight on our next trip, however; my fading eyesight can't see the menu... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even during the busy Christmas illuminations events the meal remain consistently good and the staff amazingly friendly. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed

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Annapolis, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had lunch here two of our three days - great soups of the day and exellent local ales on draft. Amazing old-fashioned setting, and it feels like a different place each time as long as you are seated in a different room. Have to admit we were worried since this was the only working tavern the weekend we were... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a wonderful escape from the cold wind. The ambience was perfect for a Colonial winter repast. Both the clam chowder and Norfolk Pottage Pye were excellent, filling, & warming!

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St.Louis
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138 reviews 138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From years ago remembered as a tavern that featured food from the 1700s, like Brunswick stew. Menu today is like any restaurant. Also remembered students from Colkege of William and Mary being the wait staff, much more positive in the mid 1980s. Did not return the next day even though it was the only open restaurant on the grounds.

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Aurora, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Food and service are excellent and being in the heart of historic Williamsburg made it even more of an authentic experience. The soups are really good.

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North America
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The building is very well done a replica of a tavern in everyway . It gets very busy and the food is average they live off their location and tourists wanting food .i suggest you plan to go against the tide either as soon as they open or later in the day . To be honest it is smoke and... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We enjoyed the colonial atmosphere and soft candlelight. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Our meal was excellent. We would return.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I made the reservation 6 months in advance (because that's what I do) and I had no issues at all. I was seated immediately (because I arrived precisely on-time with my wife) and our order was taken upon being seated. The service was fantastic and very personable. The waitress went out of her way to ensure that we knew exactly... More 

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