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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

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416 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
17572291000
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 438
    Excellent
  • 362
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
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
One of our favorites in Colonial Williamsburg!

This has been overall our favorite restaurant in CW. The food is excellent and the wait staff is very informative and entertaining. The one negative we had was the POT ROAST is no longer on the menu! That has been hands-down our favorite meal and why we return, but it is no longer offered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
BJ S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We did not like the food. It was way to expensive. The fare wasn't like we expected. It was supposed to be 1700s fare but equaled a cheeseburger.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This has been overall our favorite restaurant in CW. The food is excellent and the wait staff is very informative and entertaining. The one negative we had was the POT ROAST is no longer on the menu! That has been hands-down our favorite meal and why we return, but it is no longer offered. :-( Our server did mention that... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was just a miserable experience and the food was disgusting. While I've eaten in Michelin rated restaurants across Europe, I seriously would have preferred to eat in Cracker Barrel. Was overly dark yes noisy...yeah I get the period thing, but the whole experience was fake Colonial in the worst tourist trap way. Waitress tried, but was annoying...she was going to... More 

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OBX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Would give no stars if I could! OVERPRICED tourist trap, very dimly lit (only light in room was tapers on each table & small amount of daylight from draped windows) no seasoning on anything! No excuse for this in a major destination like Colonial Williamsburg - they should be ashamed! I live in a seasonal, relatively isolated resort area, and... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food. The lighting feels like your back in the era as you are eating buy candle light only. The wait staff is very knowledgeable. The pork chops was great, melt in your mouth. Had bread pudding for dessert, it is enough for 2 people. Average $34 and up for dinners.Open late.

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Naples, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Colonial Williamsburg. I have been coming here for fifty years. I always order the Prime Rib Extra Heavy Cut. The extras you get are great. Try the Raielgh tavern beer. You always get a minstrel singer to entertain. No lighting. Only candlelight which usually upset the kids. The colonial servers in costume... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our third visit and we will be back. I recommend the peanut soup and prime rib I'm giving it four stars for the asparagus. It could have been cooked better.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Old world setting, great food; but the service we received was mediocre at best. The waitress was rude and had the personality of a rock. Definitely, was not what we had experienced in other venues. And by watching the other wait staff, it was obvious that she was the exception to the rule. Although we had a waitress that was... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner experience at The Tavern. It was part of our plan to add to our colonial experience in Williamsburg before we even made the trip. The food was good, the setting was nice and rustic, which was exactly what I wanted, and the staff was polite, but we felt a tiny bit neglected by our server, and... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is great. Please beware this is dining in the 1700's and its an old building with colonial dinnerware. This is what I expected but with some of the reviews they must not have known. The prices are high but the food was great! For apps we had the Manhattan clam chowder, even though they said it was New... 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: 17572291000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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