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King's Arms Tavern Dining-Colonial Williamsburg

416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
+1 757-229-1000
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“peanut soup” (431 reviews)
“game pie” (117 reviews)
“cornish hen” (27 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The CW restaurants used to really be fine dining. I’m sad to say that is no longer the case. You’re now paying Disney World prices for less than WDW quality. Tonight my starter came out cold, with the main and somehow the ham had turned...More

Thank hj232
Reviewed yesterday

We returned to King's Arms with some friends. The atmosphere is why you go to a Colonial Tavern for, nice music and surroundings. The food was a disappointment. I got the Pork Shank it was very salty and the mashed potatoes were not warm. Others...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and we're not disappointed! The pottage pye was delicious and the peanut soupe was so good.

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have dined at King's Arm Tavern for many years. I have always ordered Mrs Vobes Tavern Meal. On this occasion, I was advised not to order again because that I would be disappointed. The chicken is now a cornish hen and the portions are...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Based on the praises read about King's Arms Tavern as well as its Peanut Soup, I was expecting a great meal. I was very disappointed, especially with the Peanut Soup, it was very mild in flavor and was served lukewarm. The Prime Rib was served...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day exploring Colonial Williamsburg and ended it with dinner at the King's Arm. Enjoyed the colonial atmosphere, the service and the food. Tried the peanut soup....different but good. Also had the Hunter's Game Pie. Even if you have never had venison, rabbit and...More

Thank cfd202
Reviewed 1 week ago

King's Arms Tavern provides the finest of colonial dining in modern comfort (air conditioned!). The dishes are based on colonial dishes but adapted for modern tastes. You won't find a bad meal here (the food is flavorful and wonderful) and service is attentive, knowledgeable, and...More

Thank 499larryr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone says you must eat at the Kings Arms and they were right. Our lunch was fine, the setting typical colonial in nature and we shared the room with Miss Virginia. The roasted turkey sandwich was quite good and the special fried chicken was very...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told this is one of the top places to eat in Williamsburg and we found it to be overpriced and not very good food. Maybe they were having a bad day but I wouldn’t take the chance by going back again. The most...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful lunch. We ordered the cheese platter, a salad with cranberries and champagne vinegrette, and the chicken pot pie. We shared the lunch and everything was great. Our server pointed out several events going on as well as some...More

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Questions & Answers
Connie W
March 16, 2018|
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Response from joparksc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is accessible but the ramp is around the back. Most of the places that are accessible have the ramps in the rear of the buildings.
December 11, 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the back of the building.
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
No, you can enjoy King Arms without an admission ticket.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-1000
Originally opened by Jane Vobe in 1772, this authentic reproduction public house serves up a transporting experience for the senses in Colonial Williamsburg. Everything is true to the time period at King’s Arms Tavern, from the fashion sported by servers to the pewter candlesticks—all adding to an air of colonial elegance. Inspired by 18th-century recipes, but with updates to suit 21st-century tastes, tuck in to a chophouse menu featuring prime rib, pork chops, and more.
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