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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

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416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dinner on a lovely evening. Charming location in Colonial Williamsburg in an original, period appropriate tavern. The staff and entertainers were wonderful. The menu is focused on offering a take on food from the period. Examples include game pie, fish, chicken, and beef. The cocktails were creative and excellent. The peanut soup is a staple and was very good. The... More 

Thank erikg70
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding restaurant with the feeling of Colonial times. Dinner was absolutely fantastic. Entire wait staff was dressed in character for the colonial setting. Dinner was by candle light with a roaming musician playing 1700 genre music. Dinner itself was outstanding! I would give the prime rib as the best I have ever had.

Thank James A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited Williamsburg and ate at the King's Arms Tavern. The food and service was excellent and it felt like eating in an old tavern 250 years ago. Another plus was there was so much going on outside our window on Duke of Gloucester St.

Thank isabel n
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is on site at colonial Williamsburg. It gives you a taste of new foods and a colonial feel while still staying tasty. The lighting is candles and it's in part of the old tavern but was expanded to neighboring house foundation areas. The atmosphere is different but really gives you some historic feeling. The menu is short and... More 

Thank caitlyn m
Maple Valley, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Colonial ambience beginning with the server, menu, food, musician. That peanut soup - I could have just had a bit more and called it a night. So good! Main course was delicious. Server shared a true ghost story which surpassed any on the Ghost Tour taken later in the week. Highly recommend.

Thank lindasthots
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a late lunch here on a Saturday. We loved the experience part and the décor/feel of the place the most. The vegetable pasta was only so so as the cream sauce was too thin. However, my husband's beef and potatoes were quite good. I'm not partial to bread pudding, but if you are, you will most likely enjoy... More 

Thank free2venture
Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is great and our server was very informative and personable. I gave it a 3 because I hoped for a bit more authentic food choices. Overall the food was good and the atmosphere most enjoyable.

Thank sgaltel
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food and service. Such a wonderful colonial experience. The ambience is great and there are wondering minstrels while you dine. Prices are steep but it is worth it. You should make reservations in advance.

Thank Christine F
Morganton, North Carolina
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came up from NC and went for dinner with friends who came in from CO. They had been here before when they lived in PA and suggested that we might like it. The place has been kept authentic even to the lamplight. It was dark but quaint. Our server had her colonial dress and cap on and was quite... More 

Thank luckeyedie
Dallas, Texas
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told it would be 30 minutes - after that, we saw 40+ Jr/Sr high students march in and go upstairs. Thought that would make it worse, but we were called after a total of 10 minutes! Our servers were quick to tend to us and our food arrived in a reasonable time, as if the students weren't even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: 17572291000
Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner beginning at 5pm;

CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?