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Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

Christiana Campbell's Tavern

4.6
4.6
3953 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (855) 263-1746.
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 40 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • EASTER BRUNCH

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    EASTER BRUNCH

What 3,953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

3,953 Reviews
  1. David

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way. Delightful dining experience. Highly recommend

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  2. TheresaP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Fried fish excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service. Great ambiance. Amazing food. Overall superb experience.

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  4. SusanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, perfect ambience. Be ready to dine in the dark by candlelight!

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  5. DavidB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and entertaining. The historical setting was everything expected.

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  6. LesaR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Christiana Campbell's. The food was excellent, the server was attentive and the entertainment was lovely. Learning about the food preparation and customs of the period made our visit even more enjoyable. And the crab cakes were the best I've ever had!

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  7. Regina

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and extraordinary food. Service was perfect. Highly recommend.

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  8. CathyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the whole meal experience The spoonbread was delicious. Everyone had a different entree and all liked their food. I love the roaming musician and the period dress and food.

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  10. PaulW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Would recommend the experience.

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  11. ScottM

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is bad. Hoe Cake appetizer the crab was awful. No flavor other than the off taste of old crab. Low quality crab meat as minced and not lump with an awful taste. To Butter Crab, no butter no taste no seasoning. Basically warmed up old crab with no seasoning or butter flavor topped with flavorless bread crumbs. Potato Gnocchi was a bowl of mush. The potato dumplings had no body to them. They were lumps of mush. Waiter was great, Ambiance was great food is a catastrophe.

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  12. LindaE

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and everyone was friendly and welcoming. The food was very good. We did miss the fire burning outside and Mrs. Campbell walking around talking. We miss the Cole slaw that used to be served.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the taverns with players, a good meal, and the colonial ambiance.

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  14. MarkG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, great service, beautiful ambiance

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  15. BruceL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was not expecting such a great meal but it (chowder) was incredibly delicious.

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  16. HattieP

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Christiana's and it was fabulous! Definitely worth it, especially if you love seafood.

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  17. LoraG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second experience at this Tavern. The hostess was mediocre, at best. The parking lot was not well lit. Once you left the front, it was dark. The food was good, and my waiter was excellent. A little more emphasis on enjoying the meal at a Williamsburg Tavern than rushing guests through... I love Williamsburg and come down to enjoy all it has to offer, including a relaxing meal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not great for picky kids, but otherwise a lovely experience

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  19. LakeR

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were disappointed in the quality of the food. We also felt like there needed to be some of the historical reference, which the waitress did not express. There was no discussion about meals that were served in colonial times. We have been to this tavern on numerous occasions And found it very disappointing this time. It is doubtful we will return to the tavern upon any future visits that we may make to Williamsburg current my recommendation would be the staff needs to be more engaging with the customers and bring the story perspective.

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  20. KathrynH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic and unique foots , friendly staff !!

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  21. ClaudeJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Christiana Campbell's on every Williamsburg visit since 1965. First with my parents and sister and most recently with my children and grandchildren. Other than changes in prices over 58-years, it is always a delight. Note: Christiana's was famous for its yard-square napkins. They are now 42 inches by 42 inches. Inflation affects everything.

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  22. DorothyC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Christina Campbell‘s for Christmas dinner for many years ( until their fire) had them closed)…and had always been very satisfied…(we have also dined in the past at Kings Arms..) …. This year Christiana Campbells was a total disappointment. You would expect more for the extreme, pre-paid cost of this holiday meal  the soup came out cold  the broccoli was undercooked  the sweet potato muffins were very very small compared to past years… There was no spoonbread as per past years. Service was very very slow … My husbands dinner had small potion of fish…no rice or potato…Don’t think we will do this again

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  23. TerriW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Christmas dinner. I would definitely do it again.

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  24. BillL

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Been going here for years and found 2023 a disappointment. Good quality food not there nor the way it was prepared. Was seated near open front door which made it very cool and behind me servers were pouring water and dirty dishes removed from tables were taken to this area. I wasn’t sure if I would walk out as clean as I walked into the restaurant. It came up short for the amount of money we paid for an enjoyable Christmas meal. Probably won’t go back. P

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  25. JanetD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was truly delicious and our server, Heather, was wonderful!

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  26. Foodie4me

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Since it was prepaid I guess they felt all they needed was to do bare minimum. Everything, the smoked salmon, the crab cake, the flounder with half lobster, was just bad. The fish tasted fishy. It was not fresh. Frankly I felt the total experience was a ripoff.

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  27. PDCLarry

    New York City

    92 reviews

    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    George Washington Ate Here. Christiana’s Tavern goes back to the time of the father of our country, and the menu is inspired by early dishes, but brought up to date for modern tastes. Many of the original recipes are still lists on the menu, however. It has several unique dishes, including an outstanding seafood “pye” and a chowder, which is not a soup, but a full main course of fin fish and shellfish. Both are outstanding. Deserts include George Washington’s favorite (or so they say); Oyster Ice Cream. However, the Apple Pie is an excellent choice for anyone not thrilled by Oyster Ice Cream.

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  28. CarrollH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding dinner in a authentic setting. Food was excellent as was the service.

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  29. SeanO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire meal was tremendous, starting with the appetizers and the soup (served piping hot, the cocktails of hot buttered rum taking the chill off the winter weather, the entrees more impressive than the description on the menu. The most delightful segment of the meal was our server Amanda, a most welcoming and integral part of the effort. THANK YOU!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christiana Campbell’s was impeccable! The food was incredible as the drinks as well! I would recommend dining at this Tavern and would highly recommend the rum cream pie!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding holiday meal for our family. It’s incredibly fun to hear the stories and music of the time of the tavern and feast on Mrs. Campbell’s sweet potato muffins. The oysters were fat and juicy; the hoe cakes popular with my sons and all the seafood fresh and flavorful.

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  32. FlemingR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We've always enjoyed the ambience of CC Tavern. Some might be put off by the longish historical performances, but we enjoyed them. People should be prepared that CC Tavern is part of the CW experience and adds to one's knowledge of colonial Wburg. Only complaint is that we felt rushed out at the end of the evening...understandable, but we did not think that we stayed too long...we just happened to be the last table.

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  33. Pcola

    Tallahassee

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab claws bready, lobster soup excellent. Chicken always good, trout very nice.

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  34. avocat

    Charleston

    170 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have gathered with family at Christiana Campbell's during the holidays for several years. This year the menu and tastiness was the best ever. My rainbow trout was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Everyone was pleased .

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went Dec 23rd. They had one person playing Christmas tunes on a bango and fife. It was lovely background music without being loud. Food was good. Our 11yo got fried chicken which didn’t have much flavor. I took a point off for the price. It was $91 for 2 entrees, 1 kids meal, 1 alcoholic beverage. ( no dessert or apps) I think you pay for the location and ambience which was lovely/authentic

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  36. MindyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly good food, and our server Tim was attentive, engaging and made an already wonderful experience absolutely top notch.

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  37. cmck

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service and a wonderful atmosphere.

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  38. SarahBethH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous time at Christiana Campbell's Tavern!!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fabulous and the staff was great and attentive

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  40. StevenS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must try for anyone visiting Colonial Williamsburg, especially around the holidays. The service is always top-notch, and the vibe of late 18th century is a wonderful way to spend 2 hours.

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Christiana Campbell's Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3953 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Christiana Campbell's Tavern

101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Colonial Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Fish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine
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