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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“spoon bread” (173 reviews)
“spoonbread” (38 reviews)
“crab cakes” (167 reviews)
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101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This had been one of our favorite restaurants when we used to come to Williamsburg regularly. What a change after three years absence. The waiter was friendly and gracious. The food was mediocre at best. The French Onion soup was flavorless with barely any onion...More

Thank DisneySue925
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wish we would have thought of TripAdvisor before making our reservations at Christiana's Tavern. Took our family of 6 dropped $350 and not a one of us enjoyed our food. Last year we ate at the King's Arms Tavern and had an incredible bill...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

GREAT atmosphere!! Very intimate. Food is good, service is great! The spoon bread alone is worth a visit here.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great seafood, wine, spoon bread and apple crisp. All in a wonderful old tavern with a great atmosphere. Don’t miss this gem when staying in Williamsburg.

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rehearsal Dinner was a intimate get together with a Colonial flair and the facilities, food and staff set the mood across the board. The fried chicken was excellent, the spoon bread was a great experience, and the period service with explanations on the historical...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice dining experience, very good service, but nothing special with the food. The spoon bread was bland. The supposed famous crab cakes were mediocre. Prices we a bit stiff which would be okay for something special. Fried chicken was okay. Children's menu limited.

Thank Quinnscommentary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice rendition of dining in a colonial atmosphere but with modern food. The facility is old but charming as we would expect in the historical section of Williamsburg. Our (admittedly) overweight server was marvelous and recommended the clam chowder which was really excellent! (He...More

Thank Knotoncall2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to visit Colonial Williamsburg annually and we rotate a tavern each visit. This year/visit we selected Christiana Campbell's since it's been several years since our last visit. And let me say, it was spectacular. First off, high kudos to our server Timothy (Tim)...More

Thank philk387
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid some of the crowds & seek out this restaurant just beyond the Capitol Building. Fine seafood presented in the colonial manner complete with candlelight & costumed servers & entertainers.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to eat at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. We had a 5:00 reservation (at opening) Perfect table in the corner, by a window. The muffins were great! I had the rockfish special and my husband had the sampler. Both were great. The...More

Thank Susan T
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Questions & Answers
21 September 2017|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
best to call them. I have read they do a Thanksgiving dinner. best of luck.
Marylee B
17 August 2017|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
The previous reply was accurate. You make reservations through Open Table, unless the party is larger than eight. Then you have to go through Group Sales Office. And absolutely the wait staff and entertainers dress in 18th... More
2 November 2016|
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Response from Becky V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, behind the tavern, however if you are staying in Colonial Williamsburg everything is within walking distances, or the hotels do have transportation available.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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
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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