About Christiana Campbell's Tavern
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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
We went for the spectacle, not the food. But the food was just too mediocre for the prices (entrees $30 and up) and the spectacle was disappointing. We had one strolling, period guitarist stop by the table for a couple of minutes. Not worth it, sorry to say, but if it's your first time in Williamsburg, fine to try one of the historic restaurants. Just lower your expectations and understand there will be price gouging.
Nice historic atmosphere with actors and live music. Their specialty is seafood, and since I have an allergy, I had the steak which was mediocre. However, I did enjoy the local beer and colonial spoon bread. Overall, a fun treat for evening dining while visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
Wonderful restaurant. We loved it. Came here on the 23 of December and it was the perfect combination of festive and romantic. Because of the closeness to christmas it was very busy and the original table they sat us was next to a large noisy party of 10. I asked if they could possibly move us to somewhere quieter and they accommodated us immediately. I can't say enough about the service and staff and the food was beyond our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful memory!
We ordered the rock fish special which had probably been prepared ahead of time and was somewhat dry, not up to their usual standards. On a scale of 1 to 10 their food is usually a 12, this time I would rate it an 8. Good, but I wish we had chosen something from the menu.
The occasion was my wife's Christmas present. We live almost 2 hrs away so coming here is always a special occasion.
We are in Williamsburg for Christmas and always enjoy eating at the taverns, and like to go to Christiana Campbell's. I like the fried chicken which I ordered the other night and it was delicious. My husband and our friend both had seafood and enjoyed it too. One thing I always forget is that this tavern is very noisy for some reason - to the point of having a hard time with dinner conversation. Oh well, we still had fun anyway!
Went here with large family group. Ambience was lovely. You felt like you went back in time. Staff very courteous, friendly, helpful. Server was excellent. Wish I could say the same for the food. While the portion size (plates) were large, the food was just okay. Had heard the crab cakes were outstanding; I've had better. The cod was gamey and the veggies were luke warm.
Best tasting thing was the warm nut muffins.
This has been our "special occasion restaurant" for years. This year it was a huge disappointment. We talked all day about the great meals that we've had there, and this year is was just okay. My husband had the seafood fricassee and I had the crab cakes. Both were just bland. Still love the ambiance, but not worth the price now.
Our 30th Wedding Anniversary (engaged in Williamsburg!) - a special evening, made even more special at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. A romantic table for two with the love of my life. A personalized 30th anniversary card from Christiana herself. We had a magical day and simply love Colonial Williamsburg.
A very special family tradition of visiting CW during the holidays that had been thwarted for a number of years finally was over as we had a most enjoyable visit on Dec 20th. We chose to dine at Christiana Campbell's Tavern due to our love of seafood.
Not only was our meal delicious our server had a delightful humor and much to our surprise we had a visit from Christiana Campbell herself. We had never had the pleasure of a first person interpreter while dining at a tavern. Obviously many changes have taken place at CW.
We were especially pleased that in Christiana's conversation with us all, were many references to the day that is celebrated as the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Finding it very refreshing in today's gagging atmosphere of political correctness. After all Christianity is the correct history of Colonial Williamsburg.
Words cannot express our gratitude for your allowing this interpreter to speak freely of the Christmas celebration.
Sarah Virginia S
It was our second time dining at this tavern. I love their seafood fricassee, mini muffins, fresh bread and spoon bread. This time I ordered crab cakes and they were good, too. Steamed vegetables were a little crude but perhaps, this is how this dish was served in the 18th century. My husband, however, was less than impressed with the Water-man dinner of chicken with no seafood in it. We loved the live music and the ambiance. Will come again.
Always a special place for me to go, whether it be an anniversary or Christmastime dinner with a friend. Williamsburg is such a beautiful place, especially during the holidays. After strolling Duke of Gloucester street and admiring the gorgeous natural door decorations, we always highlight the evening with a wonderful meal at Campbell's Tavern. We love the historic Christmas spirit!
We had a very nice meal and evening at Christina Campbell's this past week. The only complaint is that we arrived about 20 minutes early and it was very windy and cold outside. They had not waiting area inside the restaurant. Thus we had to go back to our parked car, which was not close to the restaurant to keep warm.
Seafood place but has some of the best fried chicken I have ever had. My husband had the rockfish which was the feature and it came with shrimp and lobster on top and he said it was the best dinner he had at this location. It was a little loud in the room due to acoustics and a baby crying. Other than that it was fantastic.
Christiana Campbell's is my favorite restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg. It is an 18th century tavern that specializes in seafood. You dine by candlelight, and the servers are in costume. It is a little pricey but it is worth it. The crab cakes are delicious and so is the spoon bread!
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