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King's Arms Tavern

Address: Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-229-2141
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Ranked #1 of 9 Nightlife in Williamsburg
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Owner description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Aurora, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Colleyville, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were told there was a 40 minute wait. We left and returned after 30 minutes and were told they had called our names and we could go in immediately. However, once there, we watched other parties coming in and being seated, while we stood and watched. I asked 3 different employees about this, but found them uninterested in helping... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Magnolia
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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