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King's Arm Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

King's Arm Tavern

4.7
4.7
4678 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (888)-447-8679 .
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.

ADA Accessible dining is available in the Purdie Kitchen. Please note this colonial building is separate from King’s Arms Tavern. Please check-in at the front, and our host will escort guests to the Purdie Kitchen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Parking details

    Tavern parking is located on Francis Street adjacent to the tavern.

  • Public transit

    CW Buses Only

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Luncheon Adult

    $85.80 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 9, 2023 only
    What a wonderful way to spend you Easter Holiday - at Kings Arms Tavern. This wonderful luncheon event is an exciting way to celebrate. It is a delicious traditional luncheon in a delightful 18th-century atmosphere. You may add youth pricing after you have secured your adult price reservation. You may also call 888-447-8679 for additional assistance.
  • Easter Luncheon Youth

    $33.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 9, 2023 only
    What a wonderful way to spend you Easter Holiday - at Kings Arms Tavern. This wonderful luncheon event is an exciting way to celebrate. It is a delicious traditional luncheon in a delightful 18th-century atmosphere. You may add youth pricing after you have secured your adult price reservation. You may also call 888-447-8679 for additional assistance.

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What 4,678 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

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  1. JosephD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Server was perfect. Good food and of course great location. Never disappointed. Will come back again.
  2. Pamspups

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    After reading reviews we were let down. Our waitress never told us stories or history as the reviews stated. We had been looking forward to this. Food fine, service fine. Loved the music entertainer. But it was not 5 star
  3. KristinM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Topping off your visit to Colonial Williamsburg should be dining at one of the colonial taverns, and the King's Arms Tavern delivers a lovely evening overall, despite a not very warm reception at entry. Wait service was very polished and kind for a solo diner, with a table in the center of things, with food arriving at appropriate pacing. Caesar's salad was crisp and fresh, and the morsels for the table included Virginia ham, corn, and sweet butter, with slices of bread. The fish of the day: two very generous and excellent Chesapeake Bay crab cakes, with a smooth sauce and sides of potatoes, carrots, and beans, all nicely cooked. An Irish coffee in lieu of dessert was presented with ice cream in lieu of whipped cream, and the server returned with more coffee as needed--and boxed up my leftover crab cake for me, in a tote bag. (not done for other tables, but then I talked to her.) The tavern balladeer came through during the evening, sang two brief songs; I wish he had stayed longer. The dining room was lit with candles. Overall, very lovely. (note that the bathrooms are up a flight of stairs.) Price for my two crab cake main course was $46, and overall $100plus with one glass of wine and an Irish coffee, more than I usually pay for a dinner for one, but I enjoyed it very much, with special thanks to my server who took such good care of me.
  4. HowardS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was one of our favorite meals the filet and prime rib were outstanding. We had a great server who made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
  5. RosemaryR

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner here -the atmstphere and the excellent food. John was a waiter and he is terrific!! Loved how he desribed everything in colonial times which was a real bonus. Loved the appetizers, main course and dessert!!
  6. RobinK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my granddaughter’s birthday and it was a wonderful experience for all of us.
  7. DroveOverFromJay

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful in every way. Waiter was particularly hospitable. Food delicious and historically sourced
  8. AdamB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here two evenings in a row, we enjoyed it that much. My husband ordered the lamb shank both times, and couldn’t get over how delicious it was both nights! My daughter had the filet, and it was done perfectly medium rare. I had the hunter’s pye the first night and salmon special the second evening. While the pye was very good, the salmon was exceptional; wonderfully seasoned and prepared, and served with a creamy sauce. We had the macaroni au gratin and Hopping John risotto for appetizers, and the macaroni seemed to be the favorite among us, although the risotto was balanced and hearty dish as well. The staff was phenomenal both times, and we look forward to visiting again on our next trip to CW!
  9. MichaelS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent service was very good. Only down was its a somewhat noisy. Overall would highly recommend
  10. MichelleO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here with my family for my birthday. Food was delicious and the service was great. A live harp player even played happy birthday on her harp for me! Had a fantastic time!
  11. BrandeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and Amazing food. The staff is super friendly and extremely helpful in regards to allergies.
  12. VickiReam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    King's Arms is a tradition with us, and did not disappoint. The particular upstairs room we were in this time was accoustically 'live' to the point where our server had difficulty hearing (so did we, but at our age that's not unusual); otherwise the experience had no flaws.
  13. MikeP

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad to see the change to candles again and not flouresent lights. Feels like it used to.
  14. RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Quality food, good ambience, would definitely recommend.
  15. Rckon

    Richmond

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over 20 times coming here and the great show and food continues!! The tenderloin and peanut soup are always outstanding!! John our server energetically performs and served to perfection!! Congratulations on being consistent!!
  16. Lynnem

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a memorable night our waitress Sharon was also a docent so much fun learning about the tavern . The food was exceptional thank you for a lovely meeting
  17. MarthaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    High point included Carolyn’s excellent advice and service, plus the Irish harp music. Eating here is always a special treat.
  18. Lv2Trvl

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kings Arm Tavern is more than a dining experience. It's a step into an 18th century tavern, with knowledgeable wait staff who provide history lessons, fun anecdotes, and are very responsive to the diners. All the waitstaff and servers are in period dress. The food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the Hunter's Game Pye - a take on an authentic 18th century dish that includes venison, rabbit and duck in a pastry crust.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Very expensive, but worth the splurge for a nice night out.
  20. EileenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an wonderful dinner at the Kings Arms Tavern. The menu offered a nice variety and our meal was exceptional. The hostess honored our request for a window seat, the colonial musician was very enjoyable and our waiter was very personable, offered menu suggestions and many historic tidbits.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fun ambiance
  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best the food was great and I can't wait to go back
  23. JeffP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, up to the standard of any 5-star restaurant we have eaten in. The wait staff was friendly, informative, and fun to engage with, yet respectful of our privacy. We live music, guitar and recorder, again excellent. We expected a very good experience, it exceeded our expectations!
  24. LisaV

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable look into 18th-century dining and entertainment. The wait staff is knowledgeable and courteous. The food is very good and served in large portions.
  25. PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant has candle lit dinner as a way to keep things authentic to the time period. Our waiter was incredibly nice and very knowledgeable about the food and history. There was a gentleman playing guitar which helped make the night even better. Note: Parking wasn't too far, but for those mobility impaired, it could be a challenge because of the older style sidewalks and pathways. They do have the required ramp in the back, but it would be an honest workout to get to the ramp.
  26. StevenG

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 5 Stars - Ambiance, Service (Our waiter, Martin, was outstanding!!!!), Food, etc. Would go back in a heartbeat!!! Highly Recommend this Restaurant/Tavern!!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable! The experience was flawless! If you have not dined at the Colonial Taverns in the last few years then you need to go again. Amazing food that was significantly improved from prior to Covid. The service and live entertainment were incredible. Duke of Gloucester street is freshly painted and manicured better than I have ever seen . Colonial Williamsburg IS BACK!!!!!!!!
  28. ROKNIK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went as a party of 4. Everyone agreed tha it was not just great food, which it was, but also, a very enjoyable experience. A must when visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
  29. PatT

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The prime rib Tavern Dinner was excellent and plentiful. Our server was attentive and pleasant.
  30. AnthonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was awesome, the food was amazing, this is the second time we have been to Kings Arms and will probably go back again whenever we visit Williamsburg
  31. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue and great service. Can’t say the food was superior but certainly acceptable for the occasion.
  32. Christina

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server storytelling.Leg of lamb was delicious!
  33. Jenn

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! Our best dining experience during our week in Williamsburg.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tourists dining in Colonial Williamsburg. Waiter John was incredible!
  35. AndeA

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent Service was outstanding!
  36. KathleenR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now I know why it's my parent's favorite in Colonial Williamsburg. The food was incredible and service very hospitable. They even let me order extra and take home since Dad couldn't join us. A little pricey but for the quality of the food and service, its totally worth the splurge! And don't forget you're in a historic building!
  37. SylviaL

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful!
  38. MayLS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday night dinner at the King’s Arm Tavern was an absolute experience! From the exuberant service to the fascinating history lessons and the ambience and entertainment, we loved every moment! It was the perfect romantic dinner experience to top off a wonderful dinner weekend.
  39. BClarke

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was not as good as our visit a year ago.
  40. DaveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and spent extra time with us telling stories of the origins of many recipes and proper etiquette. We had such a nice time. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

King's Arm Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 4678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for King's Arm Tavern

416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tavern parking is located on Francis Street adjacent to the tavern.

  • Public transit

    CW Buses Only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine

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