Christiana Campbell's Tavern

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
Music is provided nightly in the tavern from 5:15pm- 7:15pm.
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DM
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is the second visit we've made to this tavern. We brought some family with us and were very hyped for them to try the food and the overall experience of Christiana Cambell's. The food was very good and the meal was enough for two people to enjoy. The server seemed to be tired or bored and therefore the experience that we were looking forward to was lost. When we sat he said, "Open your menus" which we did thinking he was going to tell us about the different dishes but instead he told us about the foods that the tavern had run out of. There was no interaction with us of any type. We were disappointed that the service we had received the previous visit was not there this time. It is our hope that the next time we visit we can be pleasantly surprised.

Q
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! Perfect service, lovely atmosphere and beyond delicious food. Will certainly dine here again.

B
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively entertainment, great menu selection, sevice impeccable. All made for a memorable New Year's Eve dinner.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Jim as our waiter and he was fantastic. Prompt and wonderful service with great humor. We also enjoy the authentic 1700 century music and musician that played and sang foke tuns for us. Very festive and a great way to end 2019!

HE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we travel to visit Colonial Williamsburg we make a reservation at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. We have visited many times since we started in 1995 and have never been let down by our dining experience. Tuesday nights meal was exceptional.

AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner at Christiana Campbell’s. The seasonal salad, corn chowder, and spoon bread were amazing.
I enjoyed my steak and ice cream too. Everything I ate was gluten free.

GN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most beautiful evening. Staff was great. Atmosphere, perfect. And the food was beyond excellent. An evening we will be talking about for quite some time

TS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great place to eat in Colonial Williamsburg, but be sure to make advance reservations. Great tavern atmosphere, excellent food and setting. Main dining areas are a bit tight and candle lit. So reading the menus can be challenging. But this is a must-do location to visit in a complete Williamsburg visit. Prices are not too high, given the quality of food and location. Expect approx. $35-42 (plus alcohol costs) for a four-course meal.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Tim was amazing. He was attentive without being overbearing. He took our daughter to meet the tavern musician when she asked about the instrument she saw on the way into the tavern. Tim was well versed with all the menu items, even suggesting changes to make the meal better. He was able to tell us about all the foods as we would expect but also let us know about changes that have taken place within the historic area as well. If you can request a waiter, ask for Tim, you won’t be disappointed.

RF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

My Husband and I visit Colonial Williamsburg once a year and Christiana Campbell’s is always on our places to eat. The food has really gone down hill, even the spoon bread that they are famous for wasn’t good. Also our server didn’t give us the right special catch of the day.

S
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 51st anniversary dinner was perfect. The food was delicious, the entertainment delightful and our server the best.

PR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Campbell’s Tavern for 45 years! We wouldn’t go anywhere else because it has a special place in our heart!

VC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was exceptional. We began at a slightly cramped table, but were happily and graciously moved to a better location. The food was really delicious. Christiana Campbell's is our favorite colonial restaurant.

AC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only drawback was two men at different tables who felt the need to share their conversations with the rest of the room. I really didn't need to know one man's daily calorie intake and how he managed it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience dining in colonial period style, large portions of delicious food & all 4 courses included in one price. We will most definitely be back!!

LC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very nice to eat in an historical setting. The house provides you with a good understanding of life during that era. The servers are all gracious and accommodating. The food was good but not absolutely fabulous.

KE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Pooh, was a delightful combo of representing the historic period and maintaining high, modern service standards with charming humor. The menu balances the historic and modern as well, but leans towards the former (and so is not great for sensitive or restricted dining). The sweet potato bread is a winner as is the berry crumble dessert. The entrees are well-seasoned and filling with good base ingredients. However, if you're a true crab cake aficionado, do not expect any actual lump crab meat in your 'jumbo lump' crab cakes. Seating is cozy at both your and with neighboring tables. Though the scale is small (we're all slim), the wooden chairs are surprisingly comfy.

BS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife Dolores and I returned to Williamsburg to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. We were married on December 19th 1959 and we came to Williamsburg for our honeymoon. We only spent two nights there for at that time we didn't have a lot of money. We have been back to Williamsburg several times since then with our three children. We took them to Christiana Campbell's for supper one of those times and they loved it. This time brought back so many good memories. Our server, named Pooh, made our evening so enjoyable. She was a joy to talk to. We couldn't have been more pleased with our evening dining at Christiana Campbell's.

BC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you love history the Williamsburg Historical Village taverns on Christmas Eve are the place to bé. The atmosphere was festive complete with músician, and the service is excellent. We enjoyed our meals that included soup, salad, entree and dessert- too much, really. Only complaint: I don’t think the $28 alcoholic punchbowl had any alcohol in it - or so little as to be negligible.

RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great dinner. The only negative is that we were in the basement. Not the best ambiance.

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Best dinner we had in Williamsburg!

FR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Williamsburg Taverns will probably always be know more for atmosphere than for food (much like their original versions, no doubt), but we were pleased with our dishes and delighted with the service. As for the candlelit ambience, it was just wonderful. We had the smallest upstairs room, highly recommended for seniors or anyone with hearing problems..or for a younger couple seeking an intimate setting!

BH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the sweet potato bread and steak was perfect

KC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love coming at Christmas and enjoy the entertainment.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary and wasn't disappointed at all. The diningroom was full of happy diners, the staff was pleasant and efficient, and the food...from start to finish was AMAZING! Spoon bread, sweet potato bread, she crab soup, entrees, everything was delicious. Too full for dessert so we had to take it with us. Was presented with a card and a serenade by a talented mandolin player in honor of our anniversary. Definitely going back. Only wish hours of operation were longer. Felt a little rushed but with a short window of time, totally understand.

PB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Our waiter was the best we have ever had. He didn't rush any part of the meal.

JS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and well worth the price. The service is excellent, although because they seat everyone in the room at one time it takes a while to get going. The ambiance is dark and romantic and makes you feel like you've stepped back in time if you're in the side rooms, but if you're seated in the middle rooms the unshaded light bulbs over the server stations are too bright and unpleasant. We LOVED the she crab soup (packed with crab meat), the low country stew (delicious broth, so much seafood), and the berry crumble with ice cream (crunchy, so flavorful). The NY strip was perfectly cooked although a bit gristly, and the salads were fresh and delicious. This is the best tavern food in CW.

m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with our daughter and son in law. Crabcakes were full of crab meat. Bourbon pecan pie was fantastic. Great service.

d
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Husband became violently I'll from his meal will never return

OT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 4 course meal at this Williamsburg tavern in the historic area. Beautiful candle light dining and attentive, efficient service from Sherry. Crab cakes were delicious with lots of crabmeat and little filler. Nice array of beverages. Would definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and well presented. Dinner was candle lit and they had live music. Staff was friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed the experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very celebratory dinner. Great for our special Christmas get together with my sister.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Each course came out in a timely fashion. The food was prepared well, and the flavors were very good. It is expensive, but when the evening is over, you realize it was well worth it.

JN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite dining experience recreating the atmosphere of a colonial tavern with a well-prepared four-course meal accompanied by cups of hot buttered rum, a specialty of the season. Our server was charming. This dinner was the highlight of our week in Williamsburg.

c
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

51st Anniversary. Food was fantastic best in Williamsburg! Waiter was great but service was slow. Would go back again and again!! Thanks

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Highly recommend!

BK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience5

I looked forward to going and they sat us right next to a party of 12 with 2 small children, one screaming with parents that didn’t take him out to calm him down. Very expensive meal and wasted $170!

VF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Candlelight colonial dining in the historic area. Christiana Campbell’s is an experience and the food is good. The building is old and authentic. The service has been great every time we’ve been. Always seems to be a strolling musical performer which adds to the atmosphere. This particular Colonial Williamsburg venue is a favorite of ours.

AP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great

J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christiana Campbell's is our favorite restaurant at Williamsburg. We always plan our annual trip so we are there on a day when it is open. We got the Waterman's Supper, and the price is very good at $42.95. The dinner includes soup, salad, and dessert as well as delicious sweet potato bread. Usually you are required to choose either a soup or a salad, but here you get both, and are able to choose from 2 soups and 2 salads. We always get the she crab soup which is outstanding. The seasonal salad was delightful. We split the dinner, but we did add an extra soup. We had plenty to eat as the quantities of all are generous. The entree has 2 very large crab cakes which are probably the best we have had anywhere. There are 5-6 desserts to choose from, and we got the mixed berry compote with vanilla ice cream which was outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and thoughtful. The strolling musician added to the colonial atmosphere. If Christiana Campbell's had been open on the next night of our stay, we would have gone a second time and ordered the exact same dinner--it was that good!

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