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
Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Very ...
Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Very historic. We were suprised by a special song from the lady singing with her guitar and a card for our anniversary. Still don't know how they knew it was our anniversary, but it really made the dinner extra special.
The food is over expensive and not thoug ...
The food is over expensive and not thoughtfully prepared. The best part was the bread basket. This place is in the middle of a park and it's the same as me if you ate at any park it's over expensive low quality food. But there was a slight bit of entertainment provided and that was nice but I would not return to this tavern the seafood was over done and my fish tasted bad and the side vegetables were hard
The food was not "WOW" this time as alwa ...
The food was not "WOW" this time as always before. The taste of the food was not worth the cost. My husband enjoyed his crab cakes, but our rib-eye steaks were 'flattened' and not very seasoned. It was a great disappointment. We have been eating at the Taverns in Williamsburg for 19 years. This was our 19th Anniversary trip. The service was great. The food was poor. Christiana Campbell's has always been our first choice, sadly this will not be the case next time.
I really like coming to Christiana Campb ...
I really like coming to Christiana Campbell's tavern. The historic feel to the place with the rooms solely lit by candle light is magical. My waiter was fine but served me like I was at any other restaurant. I enjoyed the waitress serving the neighboring table that gave the history of "tying one on" with the large napkins and the use of titles as they were during the period. Very well done.
You just can't beat the unique atmospher ...
You just can't beat the unique atmosphere and historical setting of this very realistically revived colonial tavern (especially if you are into history, patriotism, natural foods, or just plain fun.)
In addition to great food (for one of us) and very good food (for the other),
I appreciated the gluten-free options, although they were not as many as advertised on the website, and no gluten-free options were available for the table breads (which looked luscious.
We also appreciated the waiter's knowledge of both menu options and the historical info relative to the setting. We also enjoyed the live "period" music. However, those colonial era wooden chairs are a significant drawback to the comfort of those of us with back problems. However, a glass of wine solved that issue pretty well, too! You will need to make your reservations at least 24 hrs ahead of time, unless it's a week day off-season and you are willing to settle for an odd time.
Historical tavern of course. Food so so ...
Historical tavern of course. Food so so, had crab cakes that were 99% cracker/bread filled. Server was a delight. Another server in same dining room slammed dishes, silver and glasses, sound was not deserving to diners. Too expensive also.
Food was great. However service was te ...
Food was great. However service was terrible. I felt like it was a tourist type meal. Get them in and out. Waitress complained the whole time how busy she was and not having a good day. We visited kings tavern shields and chownings and felt the dining experience was far superior. To say we were disappointed as we had been to Christina campbells at least 4 times in the last 20 years.
Not as good as it used to be. The bread ...
Not as good as it used to be. The bread pudding seemed like it was a different recipe and you only get a spoonful dropped on a saucer, not a whole cast iron pot put on your table that you dip out yourself. The sweet potato muffins were more like mini muffins and you only get 3. The entrees were just standard roadside diner fare. My steak was like shoe leather. Very noisy, lots of kids, even late at night (9pm) If you have never been then you will probably think it is ok. But for someone who has been there many times in the past, it was very disappointing.
Good example of 18th century tavern atmo ...
Good example of 18th century tavern atmosphere. Service was excellent (Thank you Howard); food was plentiful and well prepared. Staff portraying 18th century tavern keeper was fun and interesting. A worthwhile stop when in the Williamsburg area.
Christiana Campbell's Tavern is an hist ...
Christiana Campbell's Tavern is an historic tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. Most dishes at this tavern feature seafood. The sweet potato muffins & spoon bread are fabulous.
I've eaten lunch and dinner at Christiana Campbell 's numerous times throughout the years. The food has always been delicious & the waitstaff attentive. Dinner reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations are not taken for lunch.
We were there to celebrate my wife's boo ...
We were there to celebrate my wife's book release. I made a special request for a small notecard about the occasion, and we were surprised by a lengthy greeting card celebrating the event. David, the fiddler, noticed it and played a special song for us, as well. Howard, our server, was excellent, and only mildly chided me for not eating all my vegetables.
Eveything was good--EXCEPT--We requested ...
Eveything was good--EXCEPT--We requested "a romantic table for two by the window" in Open Table, and it was obvious they did not get the message at the restaurant. We were the first ones ushered into a newly opened room, and there were two tables by the window (for two) available. We were seated in the back corner by the fireplace. They did NOT get the request.
Food was better than average. One table ...
Food was better than average. One table had 8 people-noisy except when Mrs. Campbell spoke. Visited before and was pleased so I was not "turned off" by the noise and will return. I did appreciate the musicians. They were a help in keeping the large party in check. Note: large party consisted of older couples.
What a pleasure! Not only was the food ...
What a pleasure! Not only was the food outstanding and the service excellent, but the ambiance of the "original" 18th century tavern was exceptional. Special attention to details--the strolling musicians, the lovely muffins and homemade ice cream--made this one of the highlights of our trip to Colonial Williamsburg.
This was our second visit. The first was ...
This was our second visit. The first was 30 years ago. We found the ambience and quality to be what we remembered. Our server, Miss Pooh, made what would be a great experience exceptional in every way. Kudos. Thank you Ms. Christiana, for the birthday card. It was great!!
Signature Colonial Williamsburg restaura ...
Signature Colonial Williamsburg restaurant. You will most certainly want to make reservations. Seaford was fresh and well prepared. Service and live musician added to the atmosphere. We dined in the upstairs room, stair case was steep and small. When visiting I would go again.
We love the Williamsburg taverns and we ...
We love the Williamsburg taverns and we were not disappointed on our most recent visit. The food was very good & we enjoyed the music. We loved the crab cakes, sweet potato muffins, and spoon bread. A long time ago we had chocolate pecan pie & we were sad it was not on the menu this time. Dinner took a while but we still enjoyed our visit.
Christiana Campbell's Tavern is a family ...
Christiana Campbell's Tavern is a family tradition for us and takes you back in time to have the experience of what it was like to dine in colonial times. A must! Great food, drinks, service and entertainment as well as they ambience.
Christiana Campbell's Tavern was a very ...
Christiana Campbell's Tavern was a very unique place to dine while in Colonial Williamsburg. Reservations are a must as there could be a very long wait. Each room is decorated as it would have been in te 17th century. Each of the rooms used for dining are rather small, which is nice and quaint. Christiana came in and told us stories about her life and who came to visit during the 17th century. Even had someone playing a picalo, a type of guitar and sang.
The portions were very generous and the spoon bread was delicious. We will definately go back when we are in Colonial Wiliamsburg again.
While visiting Colonial Williamsburg, th ...
While visiting Colonial Williamsburg, this is a must for dining. The lady and owner of the tavern is Christiana and will share with you her history and how she came to be the owner. Christiana Campball's has some of the most delicious and mouth-watering cuisine. You'll love the spoon bread!
My friend & I enjoyed our dinner at Chri ...
My friend & I enjoyed our dinner at Christiana Campbelll's. We enjoyed the greeting on arrival & the historic talk by the actress who portrayed Mrs. Campell. I had the Seafood Fricasse which I thought was excellent. My friend had the crab cakes, and she was a little disappointed with them, as she has had better ones elsewhere. We both had Mint Juleps which were great & our server was very professional. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes authetic colonial fare.
The crab cakes were not as good as I had ...
The crab cakes were not as good as I had hoped. There was some kind of weird seasoning in them.
My friend had the steak and it had some kind of seasoning on it or the gravy that she did not like.
The sweet potato rolls were sticky like they had been frozen and thawed.
I would recommend it for the ambiance only.
We apparently got the same rude waitress ...
We apparently got the same rude waitress mentioned by some others.
We were on time, assigned to a table and escorted upstairs. It was a table set for 5 but just 3 in our party. The waitress complained she had set the table for 5, not 3. She was expecting a larger group and tip. She did not like which chairs we had chosen, and told us to change seats. She said she could not do her job well where we were seated. She reached over to remove plates and silverware and hit my brother in the head and complained he had not changed seats fast enough. We told her to lose the attitude and left. Unfortunately we did not tell the manager. We will never return.
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