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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

An elegant historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Nice end to a visit of the historic area

We stopped in for dinner after spending the day visiting the historic area. The service and food were good. Our grandson enjoyed the impromptu entertainment that was provided... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stafford, Virginia

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Stafford, Virginia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for dinner after spending the day visiting the historic area. The service and food were good. Our grandson enjoyed the impromptu entertainment that was provided while there.

Thank bjolds
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal of our trip. Our server, George, was so informative and made this such a fabulous experience. Good food and great atmosphere!

Thank JaimeHD
Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The King's Arms Tavern is part of the Historical Williamsburg complex. The setting is an historical building that retains the original décor, but updated to basic necessities such as A/C (needed on the 97 degree day we visited!). The menu is inspired the late the 18th century. Our choices include the peanut soup (taste something like peanut butter soup), the... More 

Thank Brian M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch in this historic tavern. The server was dressed in 17th century clothing and spoke in old time fashion, but was very friendly and wIlling to break character to answer our questions. A wandering guitar player was entertaining and also proved very willing to answer our questions. We really enjoyed our time and thought the prices were very... More 

Thank Pondoro2310
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the King's Arms Tavern and had a lovely lunch. The service was wonderful and the food was quite good, but limited selection.

Thank Marylandf00die
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, I have been coming here since I was a small child and now I am bringing my kids. The experience is like no other and I have been to many historical taverns. The food is fantastic but better yet the history lesson is superb. The meal was amazing and the peanut soup is to die for. My kids absolutely... More 

Thank Sdjlaj20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to dinner from our hotel, the kids loved the authentic look and the extra large napkins. There was entertainment while we dined and the waiter was more than happy to talk about the colonial times and get the kids involved. We all shared a peanut soup which was very yummy... the kids choose to eat from the kids... More 

Thank jdwv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit pricey, but the food is good, especially the peanut soup. Dine in an historic setting inside what appears as an historic house. Quick service and pleasant staff.

Thank BDover
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious and there was colonial entertainment while we dined. Historic and charming! Don't forgett to tie on your napkin and dig in!

1 Thank dporcello
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The one thing going for this place is it's location. There is very little authentic experience here; the crockery, the food selection is all modern. The quality of the food is not great and it is expensive! I would take a pass.

Thank notenoughshelfspace

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