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King's Arms Tavern

Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
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Ranked #1 of 8 Nightlife in Williamsburg
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was here as a chaperone of a field trip for middle school students - this experience for them was awesome! They were very friendly and accommodating - we got to hear stories from workers, a minstrel came and performed, and we loved the "time capsule" like experience that the entire place provided for our dinner. The service was impeccable... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Loved the candlelight, staff in period dress. Our waitress really got us into the spirit, tying our napkins around our neck, the origin of "tying one on"! Our food was very good, my porkchop delicious, my husbands prime rib-excellent. And, really love the Sally Lunn bread. Very much enjoyed the experience. We had been here 25 yrs ago and enjoyed... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There is better food in Williamsburg. The draw here is the "traditional" food, decor, and service. It's not awful but the food is very pedestrian probably in much the same way it was 300 years ago. It's dark inside because it's all lit by candles (there's that 300 years again). Don't plan on drinking fine wines, there are none. Just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Kings Arm Tavern. The wait staff in period dress adds to the illusion that you have stepped back in time. Our waiter, James, was so informative and really enlightened us on the food of the 1700's. I think anyone who and a trip to Williamsburg should definaty include dinner at the tavern.

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Plantation, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The meal we had at The King Arms Tavern was great. There were five in the party and we all got different meals. I love that the dinning room is set as if you are in 1775 and the staff is dressed in period garb. There is no electricity and it is candlelit to make the experience more authentic. The... More

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went with high expectations to this atmospheric restaurant, hoping to impress our guests from England on a trip around the southern states. The menu looked nice and 1700's authentic, but when the soups arrived they were barely lukewarm. No one checked on our table for a while so we never sent them back. We then had the prime rib... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at the Kings arms Tavern during a tour of colonial Williamsburg. The restaurant had a very attractive and intimate atmosphere - with small rooms. My husband had the Norfolk pottage pye - it was delicious. I had the crab cake sandwich - this may be the best crabcake I've ever had! We shared an... More

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Edmonton, Ab, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Authentic atmosphere, great food, fast service, reasonable prices. Staff were in period costumes, and affected an historic manner.Very much home cooked. LOVED THE PLACE.

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Aldie, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

By far the best tavern in Williamsburg. It's a must for any traveler. Excellent food & good for families too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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