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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

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416 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757 229-1000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
old world style in Williamsburg

The food was average however the waitress had lovely stories of old to share with us. We dined by candle light and listened to live colonial music. Very nice night. You must dine in a tavern for a night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was average however the waitress had lovely stories of old to share with us. We dined by candle light and listened to live colonial music. Very nice night. You must dine in a tavern for a night.

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Ocean City, MD
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68 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to the King's Arms Tavern for a midday Bill of Fare and it was very enjoyable. There's usually a little wait during lunch time but we only had to wait about 10 minutes. We both ordered the chopped beef steak (burger) which was quite tasty. I ordered mine medium rare but it came out medium to medium well.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch while touring Colonial Williamsburg, and were seated right away (it was about 2pm). All the staff were very friendly and willing to answer questions about period or current food/drink from any patrons. We had some of the featured local ales, both of which were very tasty. We also had the fried chicken with... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Ok I am going to try to be fair and balanced. While researching for our trip I came across a picture of a crowded dining room with a person in period clothing and the caption about being a part of...... this is what we wanted for our dinner plans. We made a reservation. Showed up 30 mins before our reservation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The food and the entertainment I would rate 3- 4 stars. The history of this tavern I would rate 5 stars! This is a family friendly tavern with delightful waitresses and colonial musician walking around to entertain us. This tavern is supposedly haunted by Irma, the original owner. George Washington thought she was a wonderful cook and he frequented the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Having dinner In Colonial Williamsburg is a wonderful day to end the day. Our server, James, added much to the experience.

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alabama
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125 reviews 125 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A rare treat to experience the 1700's atmosphere with great food and enough to take home. The ginger ale was superb and also can be bought at the other stores in the old country.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was initially discouraged because I tried to setup a reservation for our group in advance and couldn't get a time available. Turns out you cannot reserve online, so don't be discouraged and just show up right when they open to avoid a wait if you are going during high season. The food was WONDERFUL and the service was even... More 

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Like the feel of being back in the 18th century and eating with the founders of our nation. Good food, fun service.

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Sacramento, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Normally I do not give 5 star ratings, b/c nothing is perfect. In this case, it still holds true, BUT 4.75 is still a great dinner! We stopped in at 5:15pm for a drop in dinner, and as it was still quiet, we were able to get in. Our server, Steven, was very willing to answer all our culinary, historical,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: 757 229-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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