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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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tavern was typical of a colonial structure which is the main appeal. The food was good, but I wouldn't say outstanding. The place is very popular and busy. Be prepared to climb steps. The servers were friendly, but again, were very busy.

Thank Shirley F
Saint Augustine, Florida
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have one big meal in Williamsburg, make it King's Arms Tavern. Interesting dishes to are recreated well and taste great.

Thank 89Jerry1950
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having Dinner at one of the restuarants in Colonial Williamsburg is a MUST do. Our waiter was excellent and my kids loved learning about how and what they ate in Colonial times. They got a kick out of the fact that everyone wore bibs.

Thank Maria V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recommend making an advance reservation for dinner. We were seated immediately and served efficiently. Our server explained the historical customs and recommended dishes for an authentic dining experience. I ordered the beef tenderloin, which was cooked perfectly and delicious. During the meal, a costumed musician played three songs, introducing each one with a story. We finished the evening with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was elegant and fun. You learn history while dining and the servers dress in traditional colonial attire. Prices were steep, but worth it for the experience.

Thank HorseRider49
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The King's Arms Tavern is always one of our first stops when we visit Williamsburg. The service is excellent. It's a great place to go to slip into the colonial atmosphere of Colonial Wiliamsburg. Their wine cooler is great. Just the right mixture of red wine and lemonade. I also must order the peanut soup every time I visit. If... More 

Thank Jmorrow588
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a slow day and enjoyed a conversation with our server from Romania. We have visited here many times and always find the food to be fresh and tasty. Make sure to try the Syllabub!

Thank oldies1977
New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tavern is beautiful and the service is excellent as well as the servers. The food is bland and overpriced for what you get. I ordered a salmon special. The salmon was nondescript and I only had a few bites. It was plopped down on some type of rice - nothing special. The vegetables were a steamed medley of broccoli,... More 

Thank 243mary138
Montville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time we come here. First time was summer 2011 and last time was December 2012. Although the food is still good here but the portions have shrunk. The beef and pot pie are still the best. If you are coming for lunch, come a few minutes just before they open as they do not take reservation... More 

Thank zen3278
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Restaurant was a nice experience. The music, the history, the drink, and the food are worth the visit. Ordered the salmon with a beer, and had pecan pie for dessert. The staff was on point, never neglected at our table. Definitely worth a visit with friends. Go and enjoy!

Thank wowzerjesus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 23185-4250
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
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