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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
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fes, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, great atmosphere. Does a good job of balancing the "period" with the demands of modern palates. Not budget-friendly: the tab for a family can run up. Get the kids to agree to drink water (as a period gesture) before you go in.

Thank Treece_MN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is tourist-colonial but the menu is over priced and not exceptional. We were disappointed. Fast service, they are keen on turning over tables to meet demand.

Thank Virginia R
Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Enjoyed old fashioned cooked and served lunch to refresh after walking around the town for a few hours. The food was excellent, especially the cured ham in the salad and the to die for apple pie and berry crumble. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Angie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

We enjoyed the warm and welcoming fire as we entered the tavern on a cold evening. The hosts were gracious and helpful. The food was good and probably authentic to the colonial period, though we would not return there primarily for the food. There was a lady going from room to room playing an instrument (mandolin?) and singing old songs,... More 

Thank Julia W
Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Dining by candlelight, entertained by the local interpreters and period musicians, it is an educational experience to dine in one of these taverns in Colonial Williamsburg. The food is delicious and mid range in price. Several courses are available at each dinner setting, Try the peanut soup, the pork chop or chicken, great sides that accompany the meal and delectable... More 

Thank pamClifton_Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

When I was tourist (for many years) prior to becoming a local resident of Williamsburg, Kings Arms was always my favorite tavern...it still is. Located within the historic district, this tavern is a must to experience the local food and fun that awaits you. Colonial Servers and Musical (18th century) entertainment makes this an unforgettable experience. Food is usually very... More 

Thank eileenshafer
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We love Williamsburg. The wait was long with a reservation. The food was tourist prices for what you get.

Thank sandycat405
Stafford, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We have eaten here many times. Food is always good and the ambiance is always excellent. If you are looking for something new and "colonial like" than you must do one of the taverns. Although a bit pricey, we always have a good time and so enjoy the entertainment.

Thank robinonabeach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner. Only candlelight for lighting. Food was awesome, prices decent too. A must end to an awesome day of sightseeing& historical museum visiting.

Thank Lani K
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We returned to the King's Arms Tavern at Colonial Williamsburg during a Christmas vacation this year. The ambience of this historic tavern is as wonderful as ever. The Hunter's Game Pye made of venison, rabbit, and duck was excellent...as was the Norfolk Pye (a chicken pot pie served at lunch). Unfortunately the delicious Sally Lunn bread of days past is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • 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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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
  • 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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