While in Colonial Williamsburg, my mom and I decided to have a second authentically colonial meal and opted to try King’s Arms Tavern. It’s located within the Historical City limits, just up the street from Josiah Chowning’s Tavern.
The space is so authentically colonial that there aren’t any light fixtures. Each table has its own candle and there are candle fixtures on the walls.
My mom opted to order the Mrs. Vobe’s Tavern Dinner because then you get to try a little bit of everything (it comes with a soup, half cornish game hen, and a dessert). Honestly, we were both very intrigued with the Peanut Soupe and decided to share it. The waitress told us that in the 18th century, when restaurants didn’t have fresh meat they would use peanuts as a protein source. The soup was creamy and thinner than regular peanut butter. Dipping the fresh toasted bread into the soup tasted like a deconstructed peanut butter sandwich and as a peanut butter lover, of course I was a fan.
The Cornish Game Hen was also super tasty. The meat was juicy and the skin was crispy. Seriously, it’s a dream come true if you’re a poultry lover.
For my entree I went with the Queen Cut Prime Rib of Beef. A roast beef sandwich is a favorite of mine and this was the best version of that. The cut of beef was served medium rare, with the butteriest popover (seriously, order this dish just for the popover), crispy green beans, and of course roasted potatoes. This is your classic meat and potatoes entree and every bite is wonderful.
My mom’s meal came with a dessert so we went with a scoop of Lemon Sorbet. It was lemony and refreshing. The best way to end our meal and it kept us satisfied after the meal as we headed on a Colonial Ghost Tour.
The ghost tour was a great way to spend the evening and I highly recommend it after dinner at King’s Arms Tavern. It’s only about a five minute walk to catch the beginning of the tour.
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While this meal was paid for by Colonial Williamsburg, all views stated here are my own.