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Christiana Campbell's Tavern

4.7
4.7
3202 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (888)-447-8679 .
Not much has changed since George Washington frequented Campbell’s Tavern for its delicious seafood in the 18th century. Dig in to locally sourced shrimp, scallops, and fish, and be sure to try Christiana’s famous Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Muffins and Spoon Bread.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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Experiences

  • Easter Dinner

    $105.35 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 9, 2023 only
    Treat your family to a lovely Pre Fixe Easter Dinner served from 11am - 6pm. Enjoy your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert, while relaxing in the Colonial Ambience of Christina Campbell's Tavern. Choices include Herb Roasted Lamb, Mahi-Mahi, and luscious desserts. Plan to hear music from our Tavern Musicians and to be treated like royalty by our amazing staff. Pre-paid price includes tax and 20% gratuity.

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Innovative

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

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  1. a

    astaik

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service so wonderful!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic charm and antique recipes. It’s a trip back to colonial America.
  3. DT

    DianaT

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit with the new menu interpretation. We were very favorably impressed. The service and attentiveness of the staff remains at a high level as before, but the new menu has raised the culinary experience above and beyond. I am gluten free, and was offered three options for mains. I chose the pan fried fish coated with corn meal. The fish was trout, and turned out to be one of the best cooked that I have ever had. My husband had the chowder for which the fish was swordfish, and not what you would think of as a New England chowder, for example. Deconstructed, may be more appropriate. The swordfish was in one large piece and perfectly cooked to his liking. In sum, Christiana Campbell's has reinvented its menu and we love it!

    Christiana Campbell's TavernResponded 3 days agoThanks so much for joining us at Campbell's ! It was a pleasure speaking with the two of you.

  4. RB

    RolandB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived about 30 minutes early for our 5:00 PM reservation but were seated immediately by the hostess. Our waitress Heather was outstanding and very knowledgeable about early American History. Food ordered Crab Cakes and Seafood Pye was all delicious as advertised. We even ordered desserts that almost never is done. Felicia also greeted us at table to make sure everything was good and to see if we needed anything else. We will definitely reserve a table on our next visit next fall. The Mandolin player was very enjoying to set mode in restaurant. Thanks to all !!!

    Christiana Campbell's TavernResponded 3 days agoThanks so much for coming to visit us at Christiana Campbell's Tavern! We so appreciate your kind words. We'll see you next fall!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic - candlelit tables and live music creates a wonderful ambiance, and the food was surprisingly good. My crab cakes were the best I’ve had in years, and my husband loved the steak.
  6. GH

    GlenH

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent atmosphere and decent food. The prices are very high for what you get.
  7. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My server was fun and informative. Had a great time engaging in colonial trivia.
  8. CY

    CharleneY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda, our server, was fantastic! She made the whole experience outstanding! Of course, the ambiance and the food was a wonderful foundation. I would highly recommend the Tavern to neighbors and visitors alike.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cakes were wonderful as well as the green salad. Service impeccable.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always. Ambiance great. We were stuck in a smaller room so it was loud. We will be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fried chicken was outstanding! The vegetables were under cooked, but still tasty. My husband said the crab was very good, but less breading or coating would have been better. The sweet potato muffins were the best! I wish they offered the relish tray of samples like King's Arms does when you get your bread. Bring back the sweet watermelon pickles!
  12. DM

    DocMac

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever had! The food was absolutely delicious and the service, music and atmosphere terrific!
  13. TC

    TomC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Both of us had crab cakes. Best in all of tidewater! We have eaten here at least 4 times since it reopened last fall and have eaten here many times since our first meal in 1976. Menu is not as diverse as in prior decades, but food remains top notch. Service was not quite as good as in the past. I requested a change in veggies and anticipated that the veggies would be swapped out and dinner returned immediately. Had to wait until my wife was almost done with her meal to get mine. Rather disappointing. Otherwise, excellent meal. spoon Bread and Sweet Potato Muffins are always a big draw for eating at CC's!
  14. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and food! Can't wait to go back!
  15. MK

    MelissaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried fish was a large portion and had a thin bread coating. Vegetables were not overcooked, and had good flavor.
  16. k

    kellym

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This was my second dining experience since Christiana Campbell reopened. The food lacks flavor, especially for the price. My husband and I both had crab cakes. I felt like they could have been seasoned more, and it would have been nice if they hadn't sit them on top of watery vegs. Plus there was no sauce for the crab. The service was good and prompt. Nice atmosphere.
  17. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apon entering we were greeted by the front area with a great welcome. They sat us both down right away and we were served by an amazing waitress. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. There was a bard who sang 3 short songs which made the atmosphere wonderful. We'd recommend coming here to eat.
  18. PS

    PhillipS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Generous portions, great service. Server was knowledgeable about menu items customs and traditions. He made the evening enjoyable and fun for family.
  19. JJ

    JessicaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous dining experience. The crab cakes were amazing! Don’t skip out on the punch and dessert. Eating by candlelight with live music made it even more magical. We will definitely do this again!
  20. LR

    LoriR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently moved to Williamsburg and have been trying ALL the restaurants. The food here was the BEST we have had yet and the service was stellar- fried oysters were phenomenal, fried chicken was tasty. And the Seafood Pye with the puff pastry was amazing! It is on the higher side price wise, but it was definitely not the most expensive meal we've had in town by far. The tavern atmosphere and strolling musician added to the ambiance of course, but even the details in the menu did not go unnoticed. We were celebrating my birthday that evening; I received a card from the "Tavern Staff." So many nice details made for a fabulous evening. If you have one reservation for nice dining as a tourist, skip the Inn, skip any French's pots and choose Christiana Campbell's Tavern. Seriously, so good!
  21. SO

    SallyO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The string beans although aldente were just raw. Could not even eat. The gnocchi was just okay. Told waitress yes to get a to go container but purposely left it on the table. Butter crab was good. Personally didn’t like corn bread dip. Way too sweet. Rum tart was good. Won’t go back. Had been to kings arm for lunch n same drinks. Also menu was different then online and was disappointed in items not in the menu.
  22. BD

    BethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very multi-talented musician entertained us and provided pleasing background music during our visit. She played several different instruments and provided us with information on the songs she sang and the melodies she played. Our reservation was at 4 pm and the restaurant was not busy. Our waiter was polite and attentive. He provided interesting history and information in relation to our meal. We both had the Seafood Pye which was light and tasty and we ate every last morsel. We so enjoyed our bowl of Boston Punch with our meal. Rum Cream Torte dessert came home with us. It melted in our mouths and was delicious.
  23. B

    Boba13

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. I’m so glad we ended our trip to Williamsburg with a visit to Christiana Campbell’s restaurant. It was amazing food and service. Pricey. A treat.
  24. KC

    KerryC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was very good, but rather pricey. We loved the sweet potato muffins to begin with, and our entrees of oysters and fried chicken were both very good. The drinks were also tasty! While our server started out strong and he was attentive, after taking our order he pretty much disappeared. We sat for at least fifteen minutes after we finished eating, with no check, box or table being cleared. We had to ask for each of these things. A very disappointing end to a promising start. Though the food was good, we will not return.
  25. RR

    RosemaryR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived the seafood pye and crab dish. Wonderful atmosphere!!
  26. SL

    StephanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were thrilled with our experience at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. The service was exceptional, food delicious and ambiance charming!
  27. AC

    AntoniaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent dining in an authentic historical setting. The menu is true to the Colonial Williamsburg period, with dishes from the time (and descriptions of how they would be cooked. Atmospheric: strolling players play music on period instruments; table settings (including candles with hurricane globes), waiters and musicians in period dress. Seafood is the specialty (there are a few meat items), and it is superb, ranging from the more familiar fried oysters to the more exotic buttered crab and fried lobster. The oysters were perfect: tender and succulent, the best I have ever had. The buttered crab was a real treat: the crabmeat is blended with butte, cooked, and served on the shell of the crab (no need to crack the shell or extract the crabmeat!). Amazing. My husband had the fried oysters (which he loved, and he's usually not an "oyster person," and a delectable salmon. It was a delightful evening: atmosphere, authenticity, and exquisite food. Very highly recommend!
  28. DH

    DavidH

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful NY Eve dinner! The crab cakes were fantastic as well as the seafood pie!!!! 💕💕💕
  29. TR

    TerryR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to CW yearly for 42 years & dining at all the restored taverns is a must. The menu is predominantly seafood & it is excellent…… the food, the wait staff & the ambiance is what you expect from a 5-star restaurant. Don’t pass this up
  30. BO

    BobOnTheShore

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating here. It definitely will not be our last. From the moment we stepped onto the porch until we left, it was a memorable night.
  31. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing, very historic, loved the live historic music from the period. Menu was really cool and great choices, however food was a bit average in flavor for the price. A little disappointing when our dishes came out. Service was good.
  32. TR

    TerryR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Williamsburg & Christiana Campbell for 42 consecutive years…… the ambiance, surrounding atmosphere takes you back to the colonial days. Service & food were excellent. A must dining experience when in the Colonial Capital
  33. C

    Caitie

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating a belated Christmas. The sweet potato muffins they gave were outstanding! I got the potato dumplings and my boyfriend got the seafood pie. Both were very good but my boyfriend liked my dumplings the best. They also gave us a side of cornbread spoon bread which was amazing and very tasty. The ambiance was lovely and there was live music at one point. The server we had was outstanding! Would definitely recommend and would return.
  34. DC

    DessieC

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were warmly greeted when we arrived for our reservation and promptly seated. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with menu selections. The meal from the hot buttered rum to the fried oysters and seafood pye was delicious and the ambiance was delightful! Definitely a must do in Williamsburg!
  35. TK

    TimK

    Baton Rouge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a superb Christmas meal at Christina Campbell’s Tavern. Roxanna took exceptional care of us and combined with a delicious dinner made the evening memorable.
  36. RT

    RebekahT

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server did not have adequate knowledge of liquor available in bar. Bar was not stocked well with top shelf alcohol. Appetizers were good -risotto and clam chowder. Entrees:roast beef (higher quality and cut would have been appreciated) and mushroom/vegetable pie was actually a flaky pie crust atop a mix of sliced veggies and mushrooms. Dessert was a cold gingerbread cake and cold pumpkin pie type tart ( out of chocolate dessert). The harp entertainment was appreciated.
  37. FR

    FlemingR

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for the history, the location, and the atmosphere and were delighted to discover how good the cocktails and the food were. We had a fine time and would gladly go again.
  38. DL

    DeannaL

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Efficient handling of Christmas dinner crowd. Good meal selection.. food was good
  39. KM

    KathyM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Christmas dinner here. My husband had rockfish and I crab cakes. Both were perfectly prepared. Our server was delightful and the colonial ambience and music (we had a harpist) can’t be beat. This is a must do restaurant if you are in Williamsburg.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas Day dinner was very well done. The menu offerings were a diverse mix that would satisfy a variety of tastes. The ambiance was very special with candlelit tables, wait staff in colonial period attire, and an irish harp musician playing Christmas music. A perfect end to Christmas Day.

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Christiana Campbell's Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 3202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Christiana Campbell's Tavern

101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine

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