About Christiana Campbell's Tavern
Noted as George Washington’s favorite for seafood, Christiana Campbell’s Tavern is as alive today with conversation and political discussion as it was in the times of the founders.
Menu items feature crab, shrimp, fish, and scallops
Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-7:45pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine
Christiana Campbell's Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Christiana Campbell's is one of the tave ...
Christiana Campbell's is one of the taverns within the restored historic area of Williamsburg, VA. It specializes in seafood, but has a beef option as well on its fairly limited menu. The ambiance is wonderful, with strolling colonial period musicians serenading the tables, and interpreters in period attire addressing the diners about the history of the tavern, etc. The food (I had Shrimp Randolph and my wife had crab cakes) was delicious and artfully prepared and presented, and the whole dinner was the perfect place to dine during our 45th wedding anniversary weekend (for which we were even singled out by Mrs. Campbell herself!). I highly recommend it for that special occasion, or for a pleasant ending to a day exploring Colonial Williamsburg!
In all, a very nice experience in CW. T ...
In all, a very nice experience in CW. The rolls and spoon bread especially good. Tavern Oyster "Salet" not very good, but shrimp and clam stew was excellent. Seafood Fricassee was recommended by server and was enjoyable. In general, though, too much food! Our service was fine; however, another couple in our room experienced slow service, especially getting a cocktail order filled.
Our waitress "Pooh" was absolutely fanta ...
Our waitress "Pooh" was absolutely fantastic!!! And the character interpreter Molly Campbell was a wonderful diversion along with some period music. My husband enjoyed crab cakes and I had the complete dinner with fried chicken. Ice cream is fantastic at all the Taverns. Try the chocolate!!
We have dined at Christiana Campbell's ...
We have dined at Christiana Campbell's Tavern often over the past 18 years. We have always enjoyed the experience. The menu has changed quite often over the past 5-6 years. The menu now has a limited choices. Also, the quality is not as good as it was in years past. Items that were included with dinner are no longer included. We realize that chefs leave and turnover is normal, but with the name Colonial Williamsburg and the high cost of the meal, selection of a new chef should always be of utmost importance. We enjoyed our 53rd Anniversary at Christiana Campbells ( as we have enjoyed many of our past Anniversaries ) due to the ambiance not due to the food. We are not sure if we want to drive from Amelia Court House, VA to Williamsburg and endure all the traffic on Rt. 64 to have a meal that is not up to the high standards that we expect. Management should always keep in mind that people from all over the country and foreign countries come the "taverns" of Colonial Williamsburg and take that impression with them. Word of mouth is the best advertising.
Our food was good, but the prices were h ...
Our food was good, but the prices were high. We were also tucked in a corner and felt away from everything. Part of the reason why we went here was for the colonial feel, and that is why we spent more money on dinner. However, b/c we were tucked away we really didn't get the overall experience that we paid for.
Love, love, love Christiana Campbell's T ...
Love, love, love Christiana Campbell's Tavern and the woman herself! We have been here many times and it never disappoints! The sweet potato muffins, the spoon bread, the crab cakes are all outstanding! We particularly like when Mrs C comes in and talks to the room. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Williamsburg!
Ate dinner here as a family of four as p ...
Ate dinner here as a family of four as part of our vacation to the Williamsburg area. The look and ambiance of the restaurant are spot on for colonial Williamsburg but the food and service are lacking. We had to ask for kids' menus for our 5 and 8-year olds after being seated with four adult menus. Thought it should be pretty obvious our kids wouldn't be ordering from a menu where entrees average $30. I got the seafood fricasee and my wife got the salmon special. The fricasee was decent but definitely not worth the $38 price. My wife could not even finish her salmon it was so overcooked. I had to add it to my fricasee to give it some much needed sauce. My daughter asked why her kid's steak was 'gray'. It was because it was a poorly prepared and tasteless cut that had been overcooked in an oven. On the plus side, the ice cream was decent. While it's cool that George Washington may have eaten here, we wish we had chosen to go to another restaurant for our colonial Williamsburg experience. Suggest checking out one of the several other spots on Duke of Gloucester street.
As one of the four taverns serving meals ...
As one of the four taverns serving meals at Colonial Williamsburg, Christiana Campbell's Tavern proved to be one of the best. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the colonial atmosphere was superb. While they are known for their seafood, I had the fried chicken dinner, and was glad I did - it was the best chicken I've had in many years. And their spoon bread dish was also unique and tasty. I was surprised that the menu section labelled "Ales and Ciders" actually had no ciders available, so I tried their featured rum drink instead and found it an acceptable alternative. Three different character actors provided entertainment during the meal - the "owner", Mrs. Campbell, provided a short lecture on the roles available to women in the 1700's, a musician regaled us on harp and guitar, and a young guy came around, mostly entertaining the children with a variety of tales. I was having a birthday that day, and was presented with a card from Mrs. Campbell, and a rendition of 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow' by the musician. For a special occasion, I think Christiana Campbell's Tavern is well worth the price they charge. It was certainly the most memorable meal I had during my recent vacation in Virginia.
Relaxed atmosphere with "Mrs Campbell " ...
Relaxed atmosphere with "Mrs Campbell " explaining 18th century traditions. Excellent choise and very taste Seafood Fricaze which was full of seafood and Mushroom sauce and a small amount of penne pasta. Local tavern entertainment hepled us enjoy true 18th century tavern atmosphere. We had so much fun we both want to go back. Excellent wine.
We were celebrating our birthdays and th ...
We were celebrating our birthdays and thought that a trip t o Williamsburg would be fun. We had visited about 20 years ago and wanted to take a walk through history again. Christiana Campbell's at the edge of Colonial Williamsburg is a quaint restaurant setting where the service persons are dressed in period costumes and can answer questions about the days of George Washington and the beginnings of a new nation. The food was excellent: crabcakes, steak, spoon bread, freshly steamed vegetables and an apple cobbler ala mode did it for us. We will come back again and OpenTable had us sitting and ordering within 8 minues of our reservation time! Thankyou Open Table.
We had a family of 14 at Williamsburg. ...
We had a family of 14 at Williamsburg. Eleven of us ate at Christiana's Tavern. The food and service was very good, plus the entertainment from 18th century costumed actors and musicians. The only caution I have is the tavern is not accessible for people in a wheel chair or persons who can not climb 11 stairs to the first floor. My husband is wheelchair bound, so he and two others in our group did not attend.
We were greeted by Christiana herself! ...
We were greeted by Christiana herself! Our server was Tim, and he was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, wonderful sense of humor, professional! It was one of the best meals we've enjoyed at a Williamsburg Tavern. We will definitely go there again - and soon!
Christiana's NEVER let's us down! We ha ...
Christiana's NEVER let's us down! We have dined here several times and couldn't wait to go back. The waiter was AWESOME! My husband and I mentioned the coleslaw, which was no longer on the menu, but he asked the chef and they made it for us! We received a visit from "Christiana" which was great! Various musicians throughout the restaurant. I would highly recommend Christiana's! Definitely make a reservation!!!
The Atmosphere was great. The food, howe ...
The Atmosphere was great. The food, however left a bit to bedesired. The first entree was not our order, the second was not warm, much less hot. We observed other diners being served steaming hot food. Our server was friendly, but seemed over whelmed.
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