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
I have been enjoying Christiana Campbell ...
I have been enjoying Christiana Campbell's Tavern for 50+ years and have never been disappointed. They are the only tavern serving spoon bread which is a favorite of mine. The menu is diverse, having seafood, fried chicken, vegetarian, and beef entrees. The food is fresh and delicious. Entertainment is provided by roving musicians and possibly Christiana herself telling stories many may not have heard before. Well worth taking the time to reserve a table, just be sure to do it a month before the trip.
The meal and all was great. The problem ...
The meal and all was great. The problem was at check in. We arrived 15 minutes early and gave our name. There were folks who arrived after us with the same Amount in there party who where being seated before us. Then another party who had reservations 15 minutes after ours was seated before us. At that time I approached the podium and addressed why we were not called yet. We were missed. Then at that my moment we were seated promptly.
Christiana Campbell's is an iconic colon ...
Christiana Campbell's is an iconic colonial experience in Williamsburg, Virginia. Service is excellent and historical details very well performed. The food is authentic and enjoyable and unique selections are available to try.
Unfortunately, the menu has not changed ...
Unfortunately, the menu has not changed in many years. It is a joy to meet Mrs. Campbell as she is most entertaining. It is charming...the food is fair....the service is fine...but change is needed. If you do not want to spend quite a bit of money go somewhere else. This is a wonderful building in CW....it is meant to serve a purpose. It is costly...maybe not for families with several children. I like it and have been going there for about 40 years.
Our waitress was exceptional as was the ...
Our waitress was exceptional as was the wonderful Bard who played an Irish ballad at our table. The ambiance was lovely but sadly, the main course was overcooked, dry and disappointing. The spoon bread was delicious!
Staff was not "welcoming" as in past vis ...
Staff was not "welcoming" as in past visits by our Famly. Colonial Characters did not show much enthusiasm for their roles. we had rented dresses for 2 of our granddaughters and toured restored area. This was our 3rd trip to bring various granddaughters. On previous 2 trips staff
had invited them up, played music of period and generally "recognized" them like special guests. They still talk about it. It was markedly different. There is a "morale problem".
The flavor and historic atmosphere was t ...
The flavor and historic atmosphere was the reason we went.
Food was secondary since we had come to enjoy the type of food and
flavor the colonial people enjoyed then. Plus George Washington enjoy
this restaurant the most...so we had to try it.
The crab cakes and salmon and shrimp wer ...
The crab cakes and salmon and shrimp were excellent. We especially enjoyed the spoon bread and sweet potato muffins. We shared the apple crumb pie for dessert - also excellent. We were entertained by a guitarist who played several selections. A meal at Campbell's wouldn't be complete without a visit from Christiana herself. She is very entertaining.
Overall, we had a pleasant experience ea ...
Overall, we had a pleasant experience eating dinner and celebrating our anniversary. The only problem was that my fish was not very hot and for the price was not worth it. I did enjoy the corn pudding and the sweet potato muffins though. I just wish that my entree was warmer. Our server was very attentive and we got some personal attention from Mrs. Campbell herself which was fun. All in all I will probably return sometime in the future.
OMG. We ate here the day before Thanksg ...
OMG. We ate here the day before Thanksgiving and my husband's birthday. The food was amazing and the ambience was perfect. Williamsburg is my favorite place for Thanksgiving and I love the taverns. You can not go wrong eating here.
Fairly disappointing. The atmosphere wa ...
Fairly disappointing. The atmosphere was nice. The food rather bleak and overpriced. We used to enjoy going here once a year but no more. Captain George's would be far better than this and less money. One gets the sense that CW is economizing on their food. Not a good buy at all.
We had heard great things about the food ...
We had heard great things about the food and were looking forward to this as the highlight meal of our vacation. We were surprisingly underwhelmed by the food.
Service and ambiance were superb, but the food was diner quality or less at a higher class restaurant price. I had the rock fish special. The shrimp and sauce were fine, but the fish was dry .
My husband had the crab cakes and was very disappointed. We had a great lunch at one of the other Williamsburg taverns, but this is our first and last meal at Christiana Campbell's.
We were disappointed in that one of our ...
We were disappointed in that one of our guests needs a gluten-free option and the e-published menu had four entrees listed as GF, but two had been whited out on the actual menu. Service was very slow - it took 50 minutes to get our appetizers - and the food was mediocre. The Shrimp Randolph had been treated in such a way that the toast it was served on could not be cut with a knife. The brief musical presentation was nice but the person acting as Mrs. Vobe, the 18th century tavern keeper, was intrusive, repetitious, and not as funny as intended. This used to be a favorite Williamsburg restaurant but it has been declining for some time and we will favor some of the many establishments outside the restored area where, for similar prices, one can enjoy a really good seafood meal.
Great food, great atmosphere, great serv ...
Great food, great atmosphere, great service and wonderful people who knew there history. The tavern exceeded my expectations in all areas. We loved the spoon bread, the sweet potato muffins and the hot cider in addition to our entrees. Romantic candlelight atmosphere. Delightful service with a historical singer and story teller and because I indicated on my reservation request that we were celebrating a special occasion, the staff made it extra special. A very memorable evening. We are look ing forward to our next evening there.
My wife loved the entire evening, our wa ...
My wife loved the entire evening, our waiter was delightful. I on the other hand thought it was awesome but overpriced for the amount of food that was served. The stories were well done. The place is a treasure however, a little more for a little less $$ seems quite reasonable to me. It was so dark I had to use flashlight on my phone to read my menu. This was very uncomfortable. I need more light to read due to my vision getting worse. Please do not misunderstand my review. It is definitely a must do so much so this was our second visit unfortunately most likely our last due to the prices. Thank you.
Can't beat the candlight atmosphere and ...
Can't beat the candlight atmosphere and the consistently good seafood. Live music and song. Candles on every table.....bring a flashlight, seriously, if you can't read the menu in low light. Our waitress had too many tables and service was really slow....but we really weren't in a rush and were well entertained by the harpist and singer.
Have been coming here for years...ambian ...
Have been coming here for years...ambiance is great, especially having Mrs. Campbell come over to chat, but the quality of the food could be better; to have a Crab Cake dinner in the Tidewater area and not see any Lump Crab in the Cake for a cost of >$36 is disappointing to say the least. I get that you are paying for the historical characters as well as the musician, but would rather pay a few $$$ more and have a good Crab Cake. Disappointed to say the least.
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