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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Delightful!

This was one of the most delightful dining experiences I've had. The waitstaff was friendly, food was incredible, and the atmosphere was fantastic. It was a little loud, but the rest made up for it. I recommend the pork chop, but my friends said the duck and the game pie can't be beat! I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This place has great food right in the middle of colonial Williamsburg. The atmosphere is very authentic and has great service. They also have a good selection of local micro-brews. Get in line early. The waits can take a long time and they don't take reservations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most delightful dining experiences I've had. The waitstaff was friendly, food was incredible, and the atmosphere was fantastic. It was a little loud, but the rest made up for it. I recommend the pork chop, but my friends said the duck and the game pie can't be beat! I would recommend it to a friend.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent, our server was friendly and very accommodating. told us about a parade by candle lite that night that we could watch right in front. I would recommend this dinning experience to anyone going to Williamsburg.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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184 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch while touring the area. We shared the peanut soup which was good but was pretty much liquid peanut butter. I had the honey ham sandwich which was good however what you get does not justify the cost. Fries were good and the service was great. They even had a lady come in and provide some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch because we couldn't get dinner reservations. Lunch is first come first serve. We got there within fifteen minutes after they opened and walked right in. When we came out there was a long line. The food was excellent and about half the price as dinner. I got the ravioli and my husband got an auju... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

First of all, book a reservation. If you don't you're a moron. Now that that's over, time for the review... The food was excellent. Appetizers were great, meal was amazing, dessert was to die for. The thing that impressed me the most was the dedication to historic authenticity throughout. Not only do they provide historic meals but the wait staff... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband, granddaughters, and I had a delightful lunch at the King's Arms. The atmosphere is so special- we had a table in our own little alcove with a visit from a violinist. "Mrs. Vobe" also walked around visiting with guests and the girls pointed out that she had been "Mrs. Campbell" during our dinner at Christianna Campbell's the previous... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Have the hunters pie it was amazing. Craft beers as well. Love the atmosphere and the authentic servers.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Served by a wait staff that is as much actors as waiters, we really felt a bond to the inn of yesteryear. The staff ties an oversized cloth napkin around your neck while discussing the food as well as the dining habits and norms of the colonial era. Try the period dishes made of duck and venison. This is all... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food was good, but the main reason to go is for the experience. Our waitress taught us a lot of fun facts on food and taverns from colonial times. The musician, the napkins, the salt with a spoon, and the mugs were unique - and the kids will remember it for a long time.

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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 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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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