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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

416 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 229-1000
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Ranked #37 of 339 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The only thing I can say good about kings arms tavern is that it is authentic. However, From the time we walked up to the tavern, until the time we left the building, the attitude of the staff was rude and disrespectful. The serving staff looked, sounded and acted like they would rather be in the 1800 than be at... More

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Hannibal, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We got here late in the day - Williamsburg itself was closing up, but we were able to visit the restaurant for a light dessert. Friendly staff, good food.

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We wanted to eat in Historic Williamsburg and this looked like a good option. On arrival there was a 30+ wait time but then we were told if we were interested in eating in the garden out back, they could take us now. That suited us. However, service was very slow and, altho' they were quite busy, our server never... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Being from the UK we were curious to experience the colonial/american interpretation of an old pub. Lovely old building with excellent staff, dressed appropriately, and good service with plenty of explanation about the menu. We started with peanut soup which was I thought was OK but my husband, who is a peanut butter fan, rated as excellent. He followed with... More

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Middletown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We made dinner reservations 4 days before and we were still seated in the "kitchen" which was a small out building that was not attached to the main building. It was quiet - too quiet- since there were only 6 diners no one spoke much. I felt like a naughty child who wasn't allowed to sit in the main dining... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I will say that the atmosphere was loaded with history and historic ambience but the food was not worth the price we paid. We learned some history about the Tavern. It was nice.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food was ok not unusual. Thought it would be replicate style but was like going to a bad chilis. Authentic ambiance was interesting

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pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very good food. Many period dishes. Interesting old building. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and explained each dish and why it may have been eaten in colonial times. Try the peanut soup, very tasty!! Desserts were only so so. There was short, enjoyable bit of musical entertainment and a fortune teller went around to a couple of the tables, not... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went with another couple for lunch and had a great time. The clam chowder was quite good. I loved the atmosphere. I would recommend this Tavern to first-time visitors to Williamsburg.

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was skeptical about the taverns due to a bad meal with a very large group many years ago. But there we (six adults in our 50's) were in the middle of the Revolutionary City. It was 2:00 pm, hot and very humid during Labor Day week. There were very few tourists since school had just started in VA, so... More

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