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Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

Christiana Campbell's Tavern

4.6
4.6
4059 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.
The street address is 101 S. Waller Street, with ample parking behind the tavern.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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What 4,059 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Good for groups

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

4,059 Reviews
  1. Arthur

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was poorly prepared. Fried chicken was burnt beyond recognition. Spoon bread was over cooked, dry and tasteless. Cocktail was tasteless and watery. I suspect it was not served on a timely basis with the ice cubes substantially melted. Food arrived cold. Service was slow and inattentive

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  2. Dacia15

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Apps were great as was dessert, but the main dishes of fried fish and chicken I found inedible. Service was fantastic as was the ambiance.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great but the back room was not. It was very loud and screaming kids echo back there in the corners. We came for the music and history but felt like we should have skipped it. There was hardly any music except for one song that was played back there.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My server was incredible. I had my 20 month old with me and she was struggling to sit still that evening for dinner but I tried to stay because I knew the venue could accommodate her food allergies and we had trouble on this trip finding places that knew what was in the food they were serving. We ended up having to take the meals to go after a short time and the waitress helped me out on the porch with my daughter. I had the seafood pyre which was excellent and my daughter loved her food as well. Thank you for being so helpful with me and my overstimulated toddler! I knew it was risky to try to eat here but I greatly appreciated the help and attention to her allergy- I was tired of feeding her fries and snacks from home on this trip so I was incredibly grateful for a nice meal! Oh! I almost forgot. The guitar player tried to calm her by playing twinkle twinkle- very thoughtful! Thanks to all!

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  5. DavidB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. We could not have been happier!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Southern fried chicken and crab cakes were cooked just right and plate presentation was eye-catching. Waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Candles on each table provided most of the lighting. A musician played 17th and 18th century songs on recorder and guitar, providing unique background for the excellent food and service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When in Williamsburg, a must visit! The crab cakes, pea soup, and spoon bread are brilliant! The staff are amazing and very pleasant! Ask for Tim!! ❤️

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  8. MeTT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious diinner with our 26 yo son who loves fine dining and history. He had the pea soup and I had the salad which were good but the pea soup would have been amazing with some ham in it. We both had the fried chicken which was quite tasty and 3 decent sized pieces. It was served with string beans over thin slices of ham with made the beans taste amazing! My husband had the fried fish which was a full trout with string beans too. He had grumbled before it arrived how the option was fried and he disliked fried food. Anyway his dish arrived and he shut right up. He was very pleased and really enjoyed his entree as well as a piece of chicken too! Apple pie was FANTASTIC and the chocolate cake was very very good. There was a traditional fiddler playing and he really added a lovely ambience. We proceeded on to the 9 pm ghost tour by Colonial ghost inc which was a perfect solution to walk off our delicious Christiana Campbell dinner and a fantastic tour. We highly recommend both!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. The service was very good and the server was able to answer any questions we had. She also gave us a fun demonstration about the napkins, which are very large in the fashion of the colonial times. Our table ordered the fried chicken and the crabcakes. The crabcakes seemed to be the better choice, but I do think they were really expensive. The chicken was cooked well but needed more seasoning. We had the apple pie for dessert and it was very good. The ambiance of the tavern seemed very authentic and it was much larger inside than expected. If you are looking for a good tavern experience, Christiana Campbell's will fit the bill.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience in a historic setting. Seated right away… service was excellent. Unique drink offerings consistent with the period and food very good from start to finish. Chicken and the crab cakes were both very good… crab cakes some of the best I’ve had anywhere.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent food although menu is very limited. Way over staffed which helps explain the high cost, but doesn’t explain why our server was so rude.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server (Timothy E) was exceptional! He explained the items on the menu, and when our meals were served explained the ‘colonial’ aspect and history behind the meals and the spoon bread. We were not rushed and could thoroughly enjoy the food and the ambiance. Timothy checked back several rimes to make sure that everything was to our liking.

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  13. NWdiner

    Portland

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastically delicious meal. We all had different entrees , crab cakes, oysters and seafood pye, each had a beautiful presentation and served hot and with complimentary spoon bread which was to die for. Our server, Amanda was very knowledgeable about the food offerings and very pleasant and a joy to speak with. It was an exceptional dining experience.

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  14. Bigkahuna

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing. Service was inattentive, food lacked much flavor and was overpriced. Seemed like they were more interested in freeing up the table for the next guest that serving those at the table. Fish pye included lobster, shrimp and scallops all of which tasted the same. Fried chicken breast was very dry. Not worth the price.

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  15. JAS1

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Will request a table NOT on the back porch. Doesn’t have same ambience and is very tight. Spending that much money for dinner I want the full colonial feel!

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  16. JulieP

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great history and great food, especially for peopl who don't eat a lot of meat but are more pescatarian. The history given at dinner was interesting and the live singing was a nice touch. The food was flavorful and fun

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  17. JanetP

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. Heather our server was very attentive. Food as always was good. The music was enjoyable. We will return.

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  18. BobM

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was exceptional and our waitress, Titania (sp?) was fantastic with an outstanding personality and fully knowledgeable of the entire menu and what was being served! We look forward to our next visit.

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  19. GeneJ

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect crab cakes, perfect steak! Wish they offered something like a baked potato instead of spoon bread, which is bland.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, the atmosphere was great, and the service (big shout out to Alexis), was awesome!!

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  21. gc19807

    Philadelphia

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious and presented beautifully. The wait staff shared so much of the history of our food and the tavern. Thank you

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  22. jonisb

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious dinner. We had the Fish Pye. It was amazing. The room was lit by candlelight. The servers were dressed in colonial dress. Besides serving the food the two in our room bantered back and forth with history of the tavern. Very entertaining. Loved it!

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  23. JoyceA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic flavor of historic Williamsburg. Menu had a good variety of choices.

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  24. SeanM

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Moved upstairs to avoid our assigned table next to a lid large party. After 15 mins another large party was seated next to us. They were so loud we could not hear the person talking next to us. Room was nice, food ok, and was a memorable experience of the worst kind

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  25. PeggyB

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ther server and food were excellent. Loved the colonial atmosphere! It was a great meal!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexis is a great asset to Christiana Campbells. She is a great server as well as a great personality for the Tavern.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad, Oysters, corn pudding bread, steak, crab cakes, seafood pye- vegetables, bourbon cocktail, beer, coffee, apple pie, chocolate ice cream. The food and drink are so close to being off the charts amazing. The important items- oysters, entrees and vegetables were perfect! Crab cakes could have used a touch more spice for our tastes but are delicious as they are. The cocktail was barely average. The apple pie was more of an apple berry thingie with a very thick crust, some of us liked it and some didn’t. The ice cream was very good. The ambiance was great. The live music was fantastic and provided by an excellent musician. 👏👏👏👏 The service was okay-ish.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here every year and it's well worth it every time.

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  29. LRooke

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enchanting and fun...our anniversary dinner started with a card from the staff wishing us good wishes. SO special to be recognized! The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Tatiana was enchanting!

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  30. MarkB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great experience eating at the colonial taverns. You get the 18th century cuisine and ambience. The biggest issue is the price. They are just over the top how expensive it is. That's why we just eat one meal there for the entire vacation. If they brought the prices down, I would eat every dinner and lunch at them.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered fried fish. Large portions. Our waitress told me of 3 things that could be made gluten free, which I appreciated.

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  32. AllisonS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, yummy food, and fun, but relaxing ambience!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was a great experience, the food was awesome, staff and service as well. The guitar and recorder play was wonderful. The staff told stories of the restaurant and the napkins. Also, told us the history of the foods. Could not have asked for a better experience!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think it would be nice if you disclosed what side you are serving with the dish. I loved the crab cakes but not the veg medley served with it.

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  35. JulieT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been many times. This time was even more special because our server gave us a great talk about the history of the time. Food is always very good. It is pricey but it is worth it to be immersed in the history of Colonial Williamsburg. Highly recommend.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A large group in the room made the noise level way too loud. Otherwise, a wonderful experience!

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  37. JaneH

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I highly recommend Christiana Campbell Tavern. The food and service were above and beyond. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and the Tavern gave us an anniversary card which touched us both.

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  38. EugeneJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and experience. Enjoyed the fresh ingredients, thoughtful preparations and authentic recipes. The service was fantastic and the live music was especially fun. Really a great place to visit with delicious food if you’re in the area and enjoy lightly themed dining.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Period entertainment was delightful. Server divided our split salad on 2 plates without asking. Wonderful!

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  40. BruceE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, the meals were very good.

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FAQs

Christiana Campbell's Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 4059 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 17 times today
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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