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King's Arms Tavern

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Address: Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-229-2141
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An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Of course when visiting Colonial Williamsburg one must dine where our forefathers dined! Service is good, food is fine, the strolling minstrels are terrific. I would certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Denville, New Jersey

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La Plata, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having dined here many years ago my husband and I took friends with us Saturday night after extolling the virtues of the place. Well, the atmosphere was still nice but the food was barely passible. Their specialty, peanut soupe, was much too thick and was also very heavy and bland. We had Mrs. Vobe's Tavern Dinner -- the Cornish hen... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice dinner. The server was a lot of fun with a number of stories. We got the game pie, and the first one was cold. I mentioned this, and it was immediately removed and replaced shortly with a hot one. Not the cheapest meal, but well worth it.

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Denville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course when visiting Colonial Williamsburg one must dine where our forefathers dined! Service is good, food is fine, the strolling minstrels are terrific. I would certainly return for the entire overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time we travel to Williamsburg, we eat here for lunch. We have eaten lunch inside and outside. If you are afraid of bees then I recommend you eat inside. Carpenter Bees do not sting as far as I know but they can be annoying. We order the same thing each time so it must be good! lol. My very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tavern itself is as it would have been at the time, all lit with candles which gives it wonderful character, and everyone is dressed in the colonial dress of the time. The menu has some colonial traditional fare to try such as Peanut Soup, which I had and it was brilliant! Very friendly and the staff guide you through... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch in an authentic tavern. Food was very good and they had someone walking around at each table giving a lot of background info on the period of time and other interesting facts about the tavern

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Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

King's Arms is my favorite of the historical taverns in CW. The atmosphere is key. The service is outstanding, the food selection is good, and the food itself is quite good when you consider the number of people that pass through their doors on a daily basis. I love the entertainment, strolling through the rooms. The tavern experience is not... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Kings Arm Tavern and felt like I was transformed to the 17th Century. The staff was dressed in clothing of that era and were pleased to answer questions about that period in time. The food was very nicely done and the menu featured items that would have been served during that time. It is amazing how the... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several Taverns in Colonial Williamsburg, This is one of the best. It is not cheap. You will be hard pressed to get in without a reservation in all but he slowest of times. The food is above average and meant to somewhat reflect the period. There is also some entrainment provided by wandering minstrels during your dinner add... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class venue with an excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, dressed in period costume and a first rate meal. Worth trying the draft ales which are served from the barrel and some close to the ale served in the 18th century. Not to be missed.

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