About King's Arm Tavern
After Jane Vobe opened the King’s Arms Tavern in 1772, it became one of the town’s most genteel establishments. She once described it as a place “where the best people resorted.” Today, the tavern remains true to her words. From the finest furnishings to the most gracious service, the King’s Arms Tavern offers musical entertainment in an elegant environment.
Enter the rustic reproduction tavern and be greeted by a server dressed in the fashion of the 18th century. Hear “the news of the day” from a citizen of Williamsburg. Choose from a chophouse menu, featuring prime rib, pork chops, and roasted lamb.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tavern parking is located on Francis Street adjacent to the tavern.
CW Buses Only
Chef Linwood Blizzard
Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
King's Arm Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. The ...
Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. The food was very good and the staff was friendly and attentive. We did wonder why Caesar Salad was on the menu. The portions were generous and the roving musicians made sure to engage all the tables.
My wife and I live in Williamsburg and c ...
My wife and I live in Williamsburg and chose the King's Arms Tavern to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. We've dined there several times over the years and enjoyed the experience.
Although the menu has changed since our last visit some years ago, we were pleased to see the prime rib still offered. Of all restaurants anywhere, The King's Arms has the best prime rib. The fresh chopped horseradish is the perfect complement to this fine beef cut. Since we both like it medium rare, we ordered it rare and it was served just right- medium rare.
Our server was from Romania and we both enjoyed talking with her and never felt rushed. Our food was served at the proper time, neither too fast or too slow.
Be prepared to spend a lot of money. It was worth it to us on this very special occasion.
We really enjoyed our time at the King's ...
We really enjoyed our time at the King's arm tavern. The entertainment was very engaging. We had been there before and were a little disappointed with the rummer, not sure if something changed in the past 10 years, but the food was very good and the service was great.
Everything is good but I come for the Hu ...
Everything is good but I come for the Hunters Game Pie. It's not something you can get anywhere else and it's fabulous!. I also love the the authentic relishes served as a starter and the Sally Lynn Bread. The historical ambiance is fun with the explanations of colonial food prep and the yard square napkins. There's also live colonial musicians moving from room to room. My favorite of the historic taverns in CW.
If you are looking for a place to step b ...
If you are looking for a place to step back in time and enjoy a good meal this is the place to visit. It is a little on the pricey side but it is still worth the experience. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good.
My husband and I have been comIng to Wil ...
My husband and I have been comIng to Williamsburg together for 25 years (he for 45 years.) We have eaten at all of your taverns on various occasions. This trip was my mother's first time to Williamsburg & we couldn't wait to take her to the tavern. We had previewed the menus online since we had been away for ten years. We thought that King's Arms looked the most like the old traditional menu. We were
extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. Our children, ages 16 and 18, ate only a few bites of their game pie & my husband said his tasted little like the ones he had eaten in the past. The pies were undercooked. Their peanut soup was only fair. My mom and I had the beef tenderloin. The beef itself was excellent, as was our vegetable soup. However, the beans were cold with little flavor & we did not care for the cinnamon type spice on the potatoes. Dessert was good. We paid $330 for our meal, so we did not get our money's worth. Our server was great! He knows the history of colonial cuisine and we enjoyed hus service. He was the highlight of the evening. We preferred the music when it was played throughout, without explanation, as if we were actually dining in the colonial period. We love Colonial Williamsburg so we will be back soon. But, we will not dine in a tavern again. From now on we will eat in our favorite local restaurant. Thank you for hearing our concerns. We wish we had a better review.
We ate at the King's Arms during a famil ...
We ate at the King's Arms during a family vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. It was a great experience and the food and service were very good. A bit expensive, but keep in mind you are paying for the uniqueness of the experience and the entertainment during dinner. Very similar to Christina Campbell's -- if we had known that we might have chosen one or the other instead of doing both.
Way way way too loud and sporadic servic ...
Way way way too loud and sporadic service but otherwise good - (not great) - meat not served medium rare as requested but well done instead (overlooked ) also a large amount was thick fat not meat. So, enjoy it but I preferred Christiana Campbell's.
We have eaten at the King's Arms on a va ...
We have eaten at the King's Arms on a variety of occassions in the past. Years ago they made an Oyster pie that our family loves. However it is no longer on the regular menu. We called ahead and requested that dish and they honored it for us. It was as wonderful as we remembered. Thanks to the Chef and staff for making our family visit just a little extra special.
The food was good. Very small portions. ...
The food was good. Very small portions. The service was great and our server was very nice and attentive. There are 3 floors, so if you can't do stairs, ask to be seated on the main floor. I do not believe there is an elevator.
Really fun place to go with surprisingly ...
Really fun place to go with surprisingly good food. It's a neat thing to try with your kids, and a nice educational dinner as well. Our server did a great job of explaining dining in colonial times, and a musician also came in to entertain with a few songs. Very fun!
A great Colonial Williamsburg Tavern exp ...
A great Colonial Williamsburg Tavern experience! The food was amazing and our server was wonderful. More on the food - every dish was at the perfect temperature and it stayed that way! Also, the coffee was nice and hot when served - a big plus in my book. Would definitely go back again.
A fabulous restaurant. Our favorite of t ...
A fabulous restaurant. Our favorite of the tavern resaurants in Williamsburg. The food was the most authentic to the period as was the tavern itself. A favorite thing was the live period music being played while we were there and the live re-enactor who goes from table to table. ALthough we didn't have children, ,loved how these people engaged other children into period activities.
We have visited King's Arm several times ...
We have visited King's Arm several times over the years. Each time was memorable. The food, service and atmosphere have always been great. This time we were back with our grand daughter to celebrate her 10th birthday. Although she is a picky eater and zeroed in on the chicken nuggets as her dinner course, we had a great time and she has already expressed fond memories of the experience.
The food was delicious, our waitress was ...
The food was delicious, our waitress was superb, and the ambiance was wonderful (and historic). Having said that, the prices are outrageous and border on gouging. Yes, you get terrific food in a historical setting, but compared to the size of the portions, it's almost not worth it. I would recommend The King's Tavern only with great reservations and words of caution.
Extremely overpriced for the small amoun ...
Extremely overpriced for the small amount of food you get. The filet mignon tasted like charcoal. It was horrible. Green beans were so thin I couldn't pick them up with my fork. Potatoes were severely dried out with no flavor.
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