King's Arm Tavern

4.6
3215 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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Special menus

  • Grand Illumination Adult

     $79.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 5, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Grand Illumination Youth

     $39.50 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 5, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Grand Illumination Adult

     $79.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 12, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Grand Illumination Youth

     $39.50 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 12, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Grand Illumination

     $79.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 19, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Grand Illumination

     $39.50 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 19, 2020 only
    Come enjoy Kings Arms Holiday Feast at the Tavern for the Grand Illumination
  • Kings Arms Christmas Dinner Adult

     $79.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 25, 2020 only
    Enjoy a beautiful festive Christmas Day at the Colonial Kings Arms Tavern.
  • Kings Arms Christmas Dinner Youth

     $39.50 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 25, 2020 only
    Enjoy a beautiful festive Christmas Day at the Colonial Kings Arms Tavern

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3215 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKyne
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really fun. Food was great and following authentic recipes of the time. It’s dark and candlelit, and some punch or old stitch gets you right in the mood of sitting in a tavern in the revolutionary days.

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Bobber
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is still good, but the battery powered lighting rather then candles is a disaster. The battery lights just aren't bright enough. Could not see to eat. Will not be back unless this is fixed.

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ErrolW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Unfortunately our reservation was at 6:30 p.m. Needless to say it was dark. Dining is by battery powered candles. I realize that there was no electricity during the mid to late 18th century but whatever realism was intended was destroyed by not being able to see to read the menu or by the other diners using their cell phone flashlights!
Food was ok...My wife loves the venison, rabbit, duck pie. Try the bread pudding it is served warm and very delicious.

I would recommend the King's Arms just visit in daylight, late afternoon during the summer is great

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G4food
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kings Arm Tavern continues to serve excellent food and provides a menu authentic to the era. The ambiance of the Tavern is what I love the most. A way for us to see our Founding Fathers I their own environment.

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Gary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great value. Unique setting. My favorite restaurant in the whole country

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great time and food was had. We missed the live music . We can’t wait to go back when things return to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere

DB
DanaB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I enjoyed our dinner very much. I will speak highly of the evening well spent.

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LindaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Their covid compliance was good . The restrictions did change the dining experience from prior visits but we understand it was going to be different. Our meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to king’s arms tavern during the holidays. It’s always wonderful. Today was no exception.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King's Arms Tavern is a wonderful option for Williamsburg visitors! The servers were friendly and very helpful. We were most impressed with the beautifully presented, delicious food. The prime rib and fingerling potatoes were cooked to perfection. You won't want to miss trying the historic peanut soup either!

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back. The experience was wonderful as usual.

PC
PamelaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib dinner, all inclusive! Our waitress was always in period mode and dress....great ambiance:)

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing experience at the King's Arm, and we were impressed by all the safety measures in place during Covid. We can't wait to go back!

LG
LarryG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We celebrated our anniversary there for the 3rd year in a row but have eaten there many times in between.

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Korie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is a little pricey, but totally worth it! We loved the Game pye. It's cute because they tell you stories about why we have some sayings and traditions. Just some fun history. I would highly recommend coming here. I don't think it would be good for little children, but it's a nice place for a romantic evening. Lunch might be better for kids. Also the bathroom is upstairs. I don't think there is a handicap accessibile way to get upstairs, but I would call to ask of you want to know more.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib done to perfection
Desert outstanding
Service very good
Tables spaced out nicely

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love about this place? We were so very happy that it reopened in time for our anniversary. There aren’t too many establishments that offer history and ambiance. Combine these things with delectable offerings such as peanut soup, prime rib and lamb shanks and you have yourself an experience that you will keep talking about. Excellent evening and great care provided by our host and server, Martin.

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ANDREAF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed dinner here. It was quiet and relaxing. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The peanut soup is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very good dinner. Service was top notch as well as the food.
I left my cell there on silent. If you have ever lost your cell, you know how it feels. It was brought to the Colonial Williamsburg police. GPS is great but my server did me a huge favor. We love the taverns.
Thank you!!

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BeeGee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful, authentic, historic experience and we loved every minute.

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LynnC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, ambience fun and service outstanding.

LB
LindaB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We always enjoy the Kings Arms. The peanut soup was a bit watered down - not as savory as in the past. Missed the real candlelight. My husband had the prime rib & I had the filet of beef. Both were excellent. The chocolate cake was amazing! Will stop in again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Lynette, was delightful and we so appreciate her. The food was delicious and what would be expected at a Colonial dining spot. We would suggest it to everyone and would love to see Lynette again!!! Starting with the smoked fish dip and ham relish on Sally Lunn bread was a delightful surprise. The warm wild berry crumble was the perfect end to our salmon, game pye and tenderloin dinners. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Food was delicious, lamb, beef, and salmon.

LM
LancasterpaMike
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Kings Arms was a must do during our visit to Williamsburg. The service was excellent, the food was very tasty and the Rummer satisfying. The folks at Kings Arms have done an excellent job working within the confines of the Coronavirus.

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JandKB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No I don’t want to

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SherryB
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JeanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely historic tavern w good food and excellent service.

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lorri
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lydia was an awesome server. Food was excellent and the portions were large.

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dave5865w
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Tavern for dinner ( 6:30 seating). If there was any complaint is the lighting is done with electric candles which made for difficult reading of the menu. The food was very good and done to perfection. Will visit again when back in Williamsburg.

BR
BretR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at King's Arm was exceptional. The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was VERY friendly and attentive. It was very romantic and quite dark, so if you have trouble with darkness you might request a table near the door. We missed the strolling musicians, but the piped in music was nice. We highly recommend the tavern dinners; they are wonderful! And a fitting ending to our last evening in Colonial Williamsburg. Thank you!

JR
JudithR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Missed the candles and yard square napkins, also live music. And realize things have to change. Food and service still great.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was great except the change to dim tea lights instead of real candles. The real candle sticks definitely provided better lighting in years past. Otherwise always a great time.

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BarrieM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food, service, and atmosphere in Historic Williamsburg, VA.

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AnneF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and delicious food and drinks! Server was very knowledgeable. Missed the live musicians.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and server was excellent! It was just a little dark but I know that was to keep with the colonial them. Excellent dinner!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambience and the service were perfect!

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DanielF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent as usual, the food was incredible and the drinks were amazing. The restaurant however was too dark to even see what we were eating and the restrooms need to be accessible for handicapped customers, not on the 2nd floor.
We still love the Williamsburg tavern restaurants and will return as we have over the last 10 years.

FAQs

King's Arm Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.