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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

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416 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-229-1000
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family ate here over Thanksgiving Break, the food was fabulous and the atmosphere was electric. The musicians and the characters that greeted us were very warm and welcoming. We highly enjoyed learning new tunes and the history of the building. We learned on the ghost walk about Erna and about the history of the Tavern. Kings Arms live up... More 

Thank LAstoletherams
Port Orange, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here before and believe it's gone down hill. The hostess outside had no control of the crowd ans was rather rude. It was cold the evening I went the reception area was warm and inviting with a fire burning. The dining room were escorted to was cold with no fire and people were putting their coats back on.... More 

1 Thank FSUWizard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I returned to the Kings Arms with our adult kids for a special dinner. The Fish was excellent, the special was excellent and the prime rib was also excellent. The Music and entertainment was up[ to their standards. Our Waiter was outstanding. He went out of his way to explain and describe the various dishes and in... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner at the Tavern....We've eaten at the Tavern on several occasions & had always had good service.... NOT THIS TIME !!!!... Our waiter, a middle aged man who shaved his balding head was RUDE, OBNOXIOUS & TOTALLY ASININE !!!.. He had an attitude from the word go !!....The food was, as usual, fine but expensive. BUT THE WAITER SPOILED... More 

Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came for dinner with our two elementary age kids - the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was a really cool experience. Worth the trip/time and they also take reservations which was a huge bonus.

1 Thank PeterParker47
Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit of Williamsburg isn't complete without a stop at an authentic colonial tavern in the original city. The King At Arms Tavern is a great dining experience. A meal by candle light with amazing colonial themed meals. Try the pickled watermelon, the house pie with rabbit, duck, and venison, or the peanut soup. It is worth the wait!

Thank Rusty R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Raliegh Tavern was closed so we ate at the Kings Arms. The staff is very good and the food is good.

1 Thank L D
Wyandotte, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually this type of experience is not cheap, so I didn't have a shock looking at the menu. If beverages were more reasonable, I'd be able to list this as a mid-range lunch option, but they are not. Likewise, we were there at a slow time in the city and went for an early lunch to boot, so it wasn't... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere in the old taverns at Colonial Williamsburg, but not for the prices charged. Our food choices were good but (mine at least) not excellent. The cornish hen were very good but the peanut soup tasted like warm peanut butter soup - maybe my expectations were just too high. The pork chop was good but I was... More 

1 Thank Gareld B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing, the worst meal of our visit. Our waiter was not very friendly, order was taken and food delivered before we even enjoyed our cocktail, in and out in 45 minutes. Hardly worth what we spent. We did it for the ambiance and we were terribly disappointed.

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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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-1000
Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner beginning at 5pm;

CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?