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King's Arm Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

King's Arm Tavern

4.7
4.7
4624 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 36 times today

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

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What 4,624 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique dining experience in this recreation of dining on Colonial Times. Enjoyed the period wardrobe and the harpist playing at tableside. The food was delicious and offer a small number of varied options.
  2. TG

    TammyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to dine and get great service and food. Not cheap but everything from the bread service to dessert was delicious. Service was wonderful and the ambience of eating in such a historic tavern was a lot of fun. A harpist came through and played beautiful music to add to the ambience.
  3. JO

    JamieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King's Arms Tavern is an excellent spot to dine. Flavorful 18th century style food made with locally-sourced product and served with a bit of history makes for a great experience. The Syllabub was a very light, tasty dessert.
  4. GK

    GregK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was like being back in time. The room was warm, quiet and candlelight on each table. Staff dressed in the Colonial Williamsburg era clothing. Food was excellent Got a bonus with musical instruments played again from the era. Excellent way to spend a quiet romantic dinner.
  5. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with the feel of 18th century in the colonies.
  6. EY

    EthanY

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A fun dining experience keeping with the Colonial Williamsburg experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and music.
  8. BW

    BrenW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Tavern, by far, beat our experience at another place a few years ago. Great food and service.
  9. C

    Curt

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a very nice dinning experience. The prime rib diner was excellent and the service very good. Nice colonial atmosphere.
  10. AJ

    AmyJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was so much fun. My daughter and I dined here on the way through town. We were seated immediately, and really enjoyed all of the information our server had to share about dining traditions of Colonial times. A musician played tunes while we dined, and shared historical information about songs we recognized. The entire evening was delightful.
  11. JD

    JamesD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Can't beat the atmosphere, but it would be even more wonderful with the fire lit. The food was good, nothing extraordinary. They need to do more for vegans such as my wife; one starter and one entree is enough. Otherwise you lose every party of whatever size that includes a vegan. That any business needs to be told this today is astonishing. The wait staff is so sweet and helpful.
  12. WL

    WilliamL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I thought the food was good but not incredible. I had higher hopes especially for the price.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. Nice selection of entrees.
  14. MG

    MistyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was Amazing! Highly recommended!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire meal, beginning to end, was top quality. The ambiance of period music in the distance, in between the few minutes of entertainment, lent a lovely atmosphere. Our waitress was so kind and attentive and was enthusiastic about the menu descriptions and suggestions. We asked for a window table since we were within the earliest dinner times, and the staff happily placed in a lovely table for two. The relish samples are so good! You need to bring back the watermelon pickles and the ale potted beef as a menu option. It was a favorite.
  16. MD

    MariaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    No fuss place.. food is delicious…
  17. P

    loisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic and full of wonderful bits of lore! It was a delight to eat there!
  18. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An interesting experience in what it might have been like in colonial times.
  19. AA

    AmyA

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved every minute. Perfect food, lamb, game pie, peanut soup, bread pudding, Sally lun bread, ham relish, chocolate mouse You must try!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We vacationed in Williamsburg and this was the best part of our trip!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, meal and music.
  22. LG

    LeeG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Phenomenal waitress. Most of the food was excellent. The game pie seemed to be missing all of the game, more of a potato and onion pie, much to the dismay of my 19 year old son.
  23. LF

    LoriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a traditional Colonial tavern atmosphere and food and makes a wonderful experience. It is higher end price wise. But the food was gourmet level.
  24. R

    Ronaldjh

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The heating unit was out, so it was very chilly in there. Everyone in the room was eating with their coats on. It took the ambience out of it.
  25. S

    Sarah

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely experience! Candlelight and perfect food and service. I highly recommend this tavern!
  26. H

    Healthspeaker

    New England

    507 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    507 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A lovely evening of fine food, great wine and great service. What a treat.
  27. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    This place has A LOT of nerve charging $50 for a cheap piece of tenderloin the size of a deck of cards. This place is bilking tourists by advertising this image of fine dining with a colonial atmosphere. The food was nothing better than what you would get at a Golden Coral, but at 400% the cost. Avoid this place unless you like overpaying for mediocre food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner for my birthday. The prime rib was delicious, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Our kids had mac & cheese and a cheeseburger, they enjoyed them. I had the peanut soup - it was good, tasted like peanut butter, and my husband had the potato soup - it was delicious. For dessert we had a bread pudding - amazing! - and a chocolate mousse - only ok. Overall, a wonderful meal in a unique location.
  29. HT

    HungryT

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Candlelit atmosphere and staff if period dress made for a memorable evening.
  30. BW

    BethW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our dinner was filled with the noise of the kitchen (dishes clanging), a very loud large party seated next to us, cold soup, and a server who did not know very much about the menu. We enjoyed the guitar player who came in during our meal. He made the experience a bit more fun! Our server was tattooed and pierced and wearing modern day jewelry and very fake huge eyelashes which kind of took away from the whole colonial thing.
  31. PB

    PattiB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a fabulous New Years dinner. Our waitress Carolyn was wonderful in every way. She was very personable and knowledgeable on the history of the Tavern. We loved the ambiance of the room and the gentleman who played the guitar was so talented as was the gentleman who explained our room as a bedroom long ago. Two of us had the seafood 2 had the Prime Rib and our grandson loved his hotdog. We will make this a tradition every year going forward.
  32. AP

    AnneP

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only negative were the greeting hostesses. They were both quite sullen, & one was rude & hostile — acting like we didn’t have a reservation. It was pouring rain & to be greeted so rudely almost made us leave. Our server on the other hand was excellent, and we appreciated the special anniversary song & pins. The food was very nice.
  33. KB

    KarenB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Musician was wonderful. Server, Lynette, was excellent. Food delicious!
  34. AD

    AnnieD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, we had the most delicious meal and colonial experience! Our waiter was excellent and so forthcoming on historic aspects of our meal. And the musician was absolutely awesome! We had a wonderful time. Thank you CW!
  35. B

    Billy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to King's Arms Tavern with my girlfriend this past weekend. Our reservation was for 7 but we got seated a little early and had the section of the tavern to ourselves for a little bit. The ambience was everything I had hoped for knowing it would be dark with the majority of the light coming from all the candles on the tables. The service was quick, and the food was perfect. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Williamsburg.
  36. VO

    VictorO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Make sure to have a reservation. Everything runs smooth afterwards. Thanks!
  37. V

    Vanman

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic holiday meal with family and friends. Great food and service as well as ambience.
  38. DJ

    DJPoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at the King's Arms Tavern. We ordered a variety of dishes and desserts so our family could experience more of the menu.
  39. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The experience was delightful but the food was disappointing and expensive. Wouldn’t go there again
  40. KL

    KLH10

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to eat. Food and service are outstanding!

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 4624 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 36 times today
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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