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Christiana Campbell's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg

101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
+1 800-447-8679
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spoon bread” (185 reviews)
“spoonbread” (40 reviews)
“crab cakes” (172 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun experience, good food, history here, with all that in place, you are going to have a memorable evening. I very much enjoyed the seafood chowder, sampler dinner and dessert for one price. But the history, oh my, to where the Washington’s ate, is special...More

Thank philipu2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner with my 7 year old daughter. The service was great, but even more impressive was the food. The clam chowder was unlike any I have ever had (and I love clam chowder) and was fantastic. I ended up eating half.of my...More

Thank MikeF703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our experience at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. Eating in a historic location was neat and I enjoyed reading the history of the business and it's proprietor on the menu. The restaurant gets crowded so I'd recommend making reservations ahead of time. The tavern menu...More

Thank TNtraveler070567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner experience from start to finish. Food was terrific and the atmosphere was great. This our go to place when we are in Williamsburg and want to treat ourselves.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The roasted vegetables, red bliss potatoes, & heritage rice with wilted spinach were delicious as well as the sweet potato muffins. Our waitress was great! Our four main entrees, crab cakes, stuffed flounder, grilled shrimp, & salmon were not seasoned very well & overall, I...More

1  Thank 494sammy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 4 different entrees....all came at the same time...but all were barely warm...Wont return...Service was good...drinks came measured...

1  Thank Sandman521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful dinner here. Our waitress was very attentive and it almost seemed like a family dinner even though it was just the two of us. The food was well prepared and excellent quality. We had been in Colonial Williamsburg for 2 days,...More

Thank jqnana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place you go for the experience not necessarily for the great food or good prices. Let's face it, the prices on the menu are expensive for what it is; it will cost you to eat here. We went here just a few...More

Thank kisoffbaby
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a very good meal at this tavern while visiting colonial Williamsburg. All of the staff dress in period attire and some are "in character" For example... Christina Campbell's "niece" actually visited our table to thank us for coming and to give a bit...More

1  Thank Sid H
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place. We had Bangers and Mash and the Stuffed Flounder. Delicious. Best bangers since we lived in England. Music was perfect for the setting. Highly recommend Christiana's.

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Allegany
28 February 2018|
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Response from KentuckyBreezing | Reviewed this property |
Since it is a tourist spot, you see everything. We all did business casual because we were treating the evening as a special treat for the family.
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Amy R
12 February 2018|
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Response from bethduncan7 | Reviewed this property |
I liked all of them. Christiana Campbell's was probably my favorite for dinner. I've enjoyed the others as well. I would look at the menus and see which looks most appealing to you. I liked Chownings best for lunch.
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mahidc
2 December 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I would figure on at least an hour. There are always multiple courses. Even if the courses seem to come too quickly to savor or for your party to socialize, the service takes a while. give yourself an hour and a half of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 800-447-8679
Description
Not much has changed since George Washington frequented Christiana Campbell’s Tavern for its delicious seafood in the 18th century. Lively conversation and learned discussion still abound, and today’s menu items could easily have been ordered by our founding fathers. Dig in to locally sourced shrimp, scallops, and fish, and be sure to try Christiana’s famous crab cakes, and a group of balladeers will help you channel your inner seafarer with toe-tapping shanties.
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