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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%
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“peanut soup” (442 reviews)
“game pie” (117 reviews)
“cornish hen” (32 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4250
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour group ate here when we were in Colonial Williamsburg. It is on the main drag of the place and I thought the food and experience was good. We were served a Chicken Pot Pye and it may have been the best I have...More

Thank rhowell92
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I recently ate here, dinner one night and lunch the next day! The food is fantastic and on Friday our Waiter was THE BEST! He was very personable and knowledgeable about the food and how it would have been served and enjoyed...More

Thank 34fordgal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Williamsburg this past weekend and had reservations at Kings Arms! Could NOT have been better! The service was superb, the atmosphere so totally colonial! The food was out of this world! Such an enjoyable experience! Worth every penny we...More

Thank DeborahK1154
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got there about 3 PM and had to wait only 10 minutes. The staff was friendly and efficient. I had an excellent Chicken Pot Pye and my wife had a very good "wedge" salad. I had two excellent "Mint Julips".

Thank Hatten C
Reviewed 6 days ago

When I go to a restaurant I like a simple glass of wine, white zinfandel. They carry all kinds of stuff, but not that wine. The food selections were not vast and I wouldn’t eat a lot of the foods on the menu. I ended...More

Thank jimmiecampbell7
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tavern was recommended by others at Williamsburg also by trip advisor writers...so we decided to drop by for dinner on our way back from Yorktown. Everyone...and I do mean everyone...said that Williamsburg is sleepy this time of year and no reservations required...not true! We...More

Thank JournalingAuthor
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you eat lunch or dinner you are going to have the opportunity to eat a meal like our Forefathers. Try the peanut soup it is wonderful.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner here, although a day later than expected, so get your reservations early! We had the peanut soup, soup of the day, the tenderloin, and the game pie. All were delicious, although the chicken soup with vegetables was the best. Service is great....More

Thank joshaurora
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious and the seasoning excellent. We got the fried chicken with vegetables and mashed potatoes. If you do not have a reservation, the wait will be long and the staff in the back garden area are limited, so they do not acknowledge...More

Thank Torini8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never had a bad meal at Kings Arms and this time was no exception. Waiting for a table is well worth it. Fabulous atmosphere and food. I recommend the Peanut Soup.

Thank David W
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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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