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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” (185 reviews)
“spoonbread” (40 reviews)
“crab cakes” (172 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 yesterday

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 3 days 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank CJ_Expat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travel with our grandson’s dairy and peanut allergies plus gluten intolerance often presents challenges. Christiana Campbell’s chef met the challenge and went beyond what we expected. He personally met my grandson before dinner, took the time to explain options he could do and then cleared...More

1  Thank stormymidwest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Christiana Campbell's is our favorite Colonial Williamsburg restaurant. We had requested Tim as our waiter when we made reservations and were pleased to see him again. He is very personable! The spoonbread and sweet potato muffins are my favorites. I had the Seafood Fricassee, generous...More

Thank Trish L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to hunt for the oyster in the over breaded cheaply seasoned appetizer. the 'salat' was just plain nasty...really not AT ALL a seafood restaurant. The evening was topped off by the cashier who was sleeping at the little portal window. Our waitress was friendly...More

1  Thank cunctator2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 kids ages 4-10. We had a reservation at 5:45 which was great, other families around us so didn’t feel like we were disrupting any romantic dinners (tables are a little close together). We sat upstairs and the room was beautiful! Our...More

Thank spowell4
Reviewed 22 March 2018 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

1  Thank Rascal K
Reviewed 17 March 2018 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

2  Thank NC_time_Traveler
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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