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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” (184 reviews)
“spoonbread” (39 reviews)
“crab cakes” (170 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing for $120 dinner for two. The corn chowder, sweet potato rolls and spoon bread were the best parts of the meal. I had the Waterman's Supper, the stuffed flounder was rubbery. I tried the stuffing and pushed it aside. The crab cakes were...More

Thank Rascal K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Campbell's served our $12 Family Punch Bowl in a Cambro Plastic salad bar container insert and a scratched up clear plastic salad dressing ladle. Very disappointing. Otherwise food was good, a bit under-salted. Chocolate cake dry. Seafood Friccasee and fried chicken were delicious. That plastic...More

1  Thank NC_time_Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

When planning a visit to Colonial Williamsburg & The Colonial Village...whether as a first timer or as a return visitor..You are looking for an Authentic Colonial Experience. We made dinner reservations, as first time visitors to Williamsburg, at Christina Campbell's Tavern and we couldn't be...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to Colonial Williamsburg. When planning our trip, I always make reservations for dinner in the historic district, otherwise forget it. Christina Campbell's Tavern is our favorite, having eaten there on every trip last year. It has a seafood heavy menu, as...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant atmosphere with prompt service. Fried chicken portions were generous and the food was good. We really liked the sweet potato muffins! It is a little pricey but it's the ambiance that makes it memorable.

Thank beachlovr123
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We were able to get an early dinner reservation (1pm) despite waiting till just 2 days before. Having enjoyed all the Colonial taverns’ meals on previous visits, we knew we’d be waiting outside on the porch until being seated. Christmas Day was very cold &...More

Thank vineyardchick
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We visited Colonial Williamsburg on Christmas Day 2107 and ate dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. Making a reservation was slightly painful with not many choices of time and when asked if I can add one more I was told that would be a major problem,...More

1  Thank Angelo And Andr... V
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Of course this is what Williamsburg is all about. History. But Christiana Cambell's Tavern takes it to a whole new level! Starting with the large (very Large) napkin tied around your neck by your server while giving you the history of "making ends meet". Soups...More

2  Thank generalnansi
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Staff members were friendly enough but service was slow, food was generally not served hot, menu selections limited, and entrees were weak. Avoid the rib eye steak - it was mostly gristle.

2  Thank MJ F
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The best deal at this Tavern is the Watermans Supper for $38 due to the fact its 3 courses: Clam Chowder; Entree of crabcake, stuffed flounder, and grilled shrimp; dessert of black walnut pie. The Tavern is Beautiful, the service was great but you definitely...More

3  Thank Angela J
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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.
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.
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
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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