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
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine
King's Arm Tavern Ratings and Reviews
it is located in Colonial Williamsburg.. ...
it is located in Colonial Williamsburg....food is prepared as close to authentic era as possible, which is seasoned differently than what we use today...musicians wander around playing, dinner is by candle light, and the hosts are wonderful.. full of information about the times and the location.
Our party of 4 had dinner at 3 of Coloni ...
Our party of 4 had dinner at 3 of Colonial Williamsburg's restaurants. King's ArmTavern was by far the best. (The other two were Regency and Christina Campbell's Tavern.) The prime rib was outstanding and the beef tenderloin was very good. Service from John V. was really good too. A Colonial dressed gentleman played and sang just the right amount of time for us to be entertained but not bored (as was the case at Campbell's).
We had a wild hame pot pie with venison, ...
We had a wild hame pot pie with venison, rabbit, and duck. It was very good! Located in historic Colonial Williamsburg. Historic building, servers dress in costumes of the period, and musician/singer performs music from the period. Surprisingly quiet in spite of the high ceilings and wooden floors.
the atmosphere was great, food terrific ...
the atmosphere was great, food terrific and waitress and service out standing....my only complaint is that as a handicapped person, the restrooms were on the second floor 2 flights up. Asked if there was not one more accessible, I was told I go out side to the building next store and they had a restroom behind the building we could use..not so great for someone who needs help walking.
One of the most memorable, wonderful din ...
One of the most memorable, wonderful dining experiences in my 58 years. I thought the authentic 18th century experience would be a cheap tourist trap but I WAS WRONG!!! Romantic? Very! Suspend belief? YES, you will BE in 18th century Colonial Virginia. Food? SUPERB 18th century cuisine and do NOT miss the pecan pie, it is the best pecan pie on the planet Earth and I am not even exaggerating! The service was awesome and I cannot wait to go to the King's Arms tavern again!
Dinner was an experience; a wonderful, d ...
Dinner was an experience; a wonderful, delicious, historic, experience. We always eat at King's Arms Tavern when we visit Williamsburg during Thanksgiving. This is one place where we always love the food and ambience.
Average, at best. Really disappointed ac ...
Average, at best. Really disappointed actually. For this price point, is expect better quality. The meat orders were mixed up (the medium rare order was actually medium well and vice versa), and the vegetables were over cooked and floppy. I wish I had cooked at home, would have been much higher quality and flavor
Very nice atmosphere and good service ho ...
Very nice atmosphere and good service however food needs a lot of improvement to be worth what you pay for it. We had the game pie which looked nice but was like any frozen meal and pork chop which was poorly prepared . The cheese plate lacked a good presentation and for the cost was a very small portion. We take time to select where we dine and really regret to end up disappointed.
Our dinner during Thanksgiving week at t ...
Our dinner during Thanksgiving week at the King's Arms Tavern was possibly our worst dining experience ever. Our over-eager server talked my husband out of what he originally wanted to order, stating the Cornish hens would be dry and tasteless. He went with the seafood pasta instead, which ended up being bland and overloaded with salt. My dinner, the sea catch special, came out cold and turned out to be also bland except for a heavy sauce on the fish that had a most unpleasant taste and equally displeasing, lingering aftertaste.
Not the kind of dining experience we had come to expect. We will happily return to visit Colonial Williamsburg again but shall make a wide berth around its dining taverns.
A wonderful 18th century experience in d ...
A wonderful 18th century experience in dining and atmosphere. The fiddle player was great adding to the tavern feel of the meal. It was our waitress' s first night on the job but it was obvious she was well taught by the other staff.
We loved our evening at the King's Arm. ...
We loved our evening at the King's Arm. We were celebrating our anniversary after a day touring Colonial Williamsburg. It was a delightful evening with fires burning in the fireplaces and old tunes being played by a guitarist and violinist. Everything about our meal was delicious, generous and beautifully presented. The waitstaff was attentive and accommodating. It was a very memorable dining experience. I highly recommend it.
Great food and service. Lunch fried chic ...
Great food and service. Lunch fried chicken and dinner prime rib our favorite. Absolutely love the ambiance. Historical candlelight dinner. Servers, storytellers and musicians all in authentic dress. This is our favorite tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
We had a great meal. The salmon was perf ...
We had a great meal. The salmon was perfect, the game pie was very tasty. Our server, Larry, did a great job. We felt like we had a private waiter! We are glad that the meringue with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries is back on the menu! Great evening.
We have enjoyed going to Kings Arms Tave ...
We have enjoyed going to Kings Arms Tavern many times in the past. However this time both my wife and I were served the most inferior quality of prime rib I have ever had. Almost all fat and tough gristle. I hope this was mistake.
Amazing food and great experience at the ...
Amazing food and great experience at the Kings arm Tavern thid weekend . Everyone was in character and authentic. The food was delectable. We haven't been to the colonial Tavern's for a while and our waiter Stephen made the experience fun and entertaining.
This is a very fascinating place to eat ...
This is a very fascinating place to eat a fine meal. Our waitress was quite erudite on the history of Kings Arm Tavern. We were seated in the "private dining area" of the tavern, which would only have been accessible to the well-to-do gentry for back then. I was even more ecstatic to find out that George Washington had once dined in the exact room we were in! As for the food, it was simply delectable and our beef tenderloins were perfectly prepared. The Mrs. Vobe's peanut soup was like peanut butter melting in your mouth. We really enjoyed the pickled hour' derves with warm bread and butter at the beginning of the meal. I would also highly recommend their Rummer drink-it's very potent and sure to appease the palate. The live musicians add a nice historical ambiance to the whole experience. It is spendy, but well worth every penny. We can't wait to go back!
The big draw for this restaurant is the ...
The big draw for this restaurant is the history of Colonial Williamsburg. There is live music in the evenings appropriate to the period. The wait staff has been very good to excellent. On this visit, the food was good but not great and you are really paying for the experience and historical context. We have had some very good meals here but the quality has varied over time. With all that said, more times than not, we will dine at least once at a Tavern when we visit Colonial Williamsburg.
Perfect end for a mother and son day of ...
Perfect end for a mother and son day of laughing and learning in Revolutionary City. The dinner by candle light, strolling musicians, and servers in period dress created an experience to remember. Menu is not expansive, but everything was very good. Make reservations. Great fun!
Food was excellent as always! The spark ...
Food was excellent as always! The sparkling apple cider, pork chop, bread and butter and pickles watermelon rind are favorites. The best thing though is the pecan pie ala mode. It's the best pie I have ever put in my mouth! The service was not great - our server was a little rude actually, and spoke as if he were totally uninterested. I've had far better servers on other occasions. Worth the drive from NC!
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