King's Arm Tavern

4.8
3977 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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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 3977 people are saying
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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The historical context is major plus to great food, pace, and service

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vipKellyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Authentic colonial experience with excellent service and unique menu.

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Khaleesi623
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was so lovely and the food superb! We heartily recommend the syllabub dessert! It was exquisite!

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PatB
Acapulco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was lukewarm, boarderline cold!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to get reservations here since I hadn’t been since I was a teenager. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks, aesthetic and service. We highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Everything was wonderful! Food was delicious staff was a joy. Pricey but it was a special occasion.

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BetsyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating we were 3 separate parties and they were able to join us together

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CAGLFG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a very nice dining experience. Lydia provided very good service. One of our favorite stops in Williamsburg.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Outstanding food. A must for anyone visiting this area!

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AliceP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time. As we waited for our orders to be taken we were given a history lesson by the waitress. The food was excellent and came shortly after it was ordered.

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Foodie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were there for my Husband’s birthday. Great food and service. Waitress was very authentic with the happy birthday “song”. Kudos

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kings arms tavern is a wonderful place to take a date. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is great and the service is unmatched!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience.

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ScottB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was superb and the food was first-rate. Our server, Carolyn, was even better. Not long after we were seated, she took our beverage order and she when she returned she took our order. Everything came not long after she placed our order and the food was perfect. We would recommend the King's Arms Tavern to anyone that ever visits Colonial Williamsburg.

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LaurieH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A Must-Do if you're visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Be sure to book a table far in advance!

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vipWilcoli
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to dine after visiting the area. The setting of the restaurant was very welcoming and makes you feel you traveled back in time. The service was superb and the food was far beyond expectation. We ordered the peanut soupe and crayfish & shrimp stew (we enjoyed this over the peanut soupe) to start, with entrees of Mrs. Vobe’s Tavern Dinner (basically prime rib dinner), Chop of Shoat (pork chop), and the Hunter's Game Pye. Both the prime rib and pork chop were very tender and juicy. For the the game pie we were a little skeptical it might be gamey, but it wasn't gamey at all! All dishes were very flavorful and simply amazing! To end the fantastic meal we had the Syllabub and the warm wild berry crumble which was also exceptional with the perfect sweetness.
Overall we really enjoyed the restaurant and dinner, and will definitely go back whenever in the area again.

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JudithR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a great setting. Waiter, George, was attentive and gave us historical info to add to our evening.

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ConstanceB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew it would be pricey, but enjoyed every minute . Great food, service & atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at King’s Arms! George, thank you for always making our evenings special! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve at Kings Arm was wonderful. Excellent service and delicious meal. Recommend the lamb, fresh fish and tenderloin.

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Guess I expected too much for Christmas Eve. Checked in early and was herded into the waiting area by the dour Maitre d'. What's this...no period music or holiday music to dine by? Sadly, no. Waitress was pleasant and fairly attentive once we were seated at the "appointed" time. Meal was...eh. Fatty Prime Rib that was just the right size...for a child. Cut off the fat and you had a few good bites. Just too much money for too little quality. Not booking King's Arms ever again. Wish Philadelphia's City Tavern was still around. They did Christmas right!!!

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Good for a special occasion. Wonderful colonial character.

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vipkathy
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Wonderfully total experience… highly recommend

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a historic recreation of ye old dining experience which is a must if you are in the area.

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Billabong
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere and very friendly service!

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The King's Arms has a lovely atmosphere, with friendly staff and excellent food. The hot cider and pecan pie are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was wonderful. The ambiance was incredible. I can't say enough good about this restaurant.
We ordered the beef tenderloin and prime rib and they were so tender you didn't need a fork. The crayfish stew was so good he licked the bowl. Serving sizes were perfect. The chocolate tort was also wonderful - they use the same dark chocolate they sell in the stores. Definitely recommend getting ice cream with it.
I'm gluten intolerant and the waitress was very informative about what I could and couldn't eat. Most of the main menu was gluten free but I wish more of the soups and appetizers and desserts were. We will definitely be back!

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JaimiT
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. The food was delicious. The Sally Lunn Bread with the relish try (ham relish, corn relish and butter) and the colonial Peanut Soup started us off. We had one 1700s meal - Wild Game Pye and Syllabum desert; and one Beef Tenderloin and Mixed Berry Crumble desert. All of them were delicious. It was the best meal we had in Williamsburg. Our server Christine was awesome as well. Highly recommend - as soon as you know you will be in Williamsburg make a reservation as they book up quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas in Williamsburg is a tradition and kings arms is always our go to!!! Looking forward to next year!

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NancyG
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cozy! And the server was a pro. It was amazing the way she interacted and made every group feel special. And made the entire room feel like a family. And the food was amazing! You have to get the Game Pie. So delicious. And so colonial! The entire experience was just wonderful.

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CarlC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here once a year and are never Disappointed with the food and ambiance. The waiter was especially informative and helpful in making suggestions from the menu.

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vipmizaims
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebratory Birthday dinner was fantastic. The service was top-notch; and the atmosphere was true to Colonial Williamsburg. Candle-lit dinner in front of a fireplace with a touch of history, combined with wonderful food. My husband ordered the prime rib which was delicious. I ordered the filet and it was cooked perfectly and the sauce was wonderful.
Would highly recommend and will be going back when in town.

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TimothyN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very difficult hearing the waiter with his mask, accent and most of all, poor surrounding and background noise. Food was marginal.

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JenF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience and made our trip to Williamsburg all the more special. Delicious food and wonderful ambiance.

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vipOut2eat
Western NC
49 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner in a special place! I had the Rockfish special and my wife the brined pork chop. Try the peanut soup- unique.

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LeahD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the King’s Arm Tavern! We planned our entire trip to Williamsburg around eating here. We always recommend it!

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KenM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and comfortable environment. Our server was attentive, efficient and personable.
The food was outstanding.
We had such a nice eating experience.
Thank you!

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RichardR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed dining at the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg, and The King's Arms is one of the best!

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DonaldE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always.

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King's Arm Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 3977 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.