Christiana Campbell's Tavern

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipcmd3
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal--be prepared to have all three courses, but there is plenty of choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at this tavern!! Amazing food!!

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KimberlyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We’ve eaten here before and had a good experience. This time our food was cold and lacking in flavor. Our bill was $120 for 2 people. Not impressed.

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vipCityguy007
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the historical ambiance, excellent service, and outstanding food quality.

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vipMPLH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any visit to Colonial Williamsburg isn’t complete without a meal at one of the Taverns. Christians Campbell’s always provides a menu of delicious options, with a staff who makes the visit informative and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Christiana Campbell’s Tavern on our last night in Williamsburg. The food was excellent and the service superb. We arrived early for our reservation, and were taken straight to our table. The meal was served with style and arrived in a timely manner and hot. Everyone was full when the dishes were cleared. 😎

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife Gina’s birthday. The experience was incredible. Our server, “Pooh” was outstanding. One of our best dining out experiences ever.

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LawrenceS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. I am looking forward to returning on my next trip to Williamsburg

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was delicious! The service is outstanding and the historical aspect is so fun.

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AbbieF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Excellent food and kind wait staff!

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Woozie
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the live entertainment by a traveling singer with his guitar. The food was excellent and very plentiful.

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JacquelineH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating in this tavern. The only drawback this time was the fact they put us in a room with about 13 noisy children.

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AnneL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening with friends who were visiting here in Williamsburg. We did have to wait a little extra time even with reservations but the staff was very pleasant and explained the situation. Will certainly plan on a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a very enjoyable experience. The food and the entertainment were very good. Our issue was that at a 5:30 seating they were already out of the catch of the day. The server told us the catch of the day was rockfish and were informed as they delivered the plate they were out of rockfish and we were getting salmon instead. They offered to substitute but that was not real option an hour into the meal .
Other suggestion is be one of the first into the room as they fill each room. If you are one of the last seated in the room you get the feeling you are being rushed out as they make up all the other the tables around you.

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Roberta
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet and attentive. She really made the evening for us! The menu is interesting and varied. The food was well presented and delicious. My salmon was cooked perfectly and my wife's York Supper was excellent. The spoon bread was a real treat and they serve the BEST pecan pie you'll ever have!

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melindag
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

servers very much in character - a step back in time

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HarryY
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and a very relaxing atmosphere. Food was very tasty and plentiful. A good place for a first time date.

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WilliamS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great colonial atmosphere with some live entertainment thrown in. Enjoyed all of our courses from the crab soup, refreshing salad, delicious sweet potato bread and excellent entrees. Wonderful dinner by candlelight. Service was exceptional.

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ThomasT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our birthdays at Christiana Campbell's Tavern and had a very nice experience. The Candle light supper with a wonderful waiter and minstrel were very good and in period.

The food was good but the price was a bit high.
Very enjoyable but at that price we can only justify it for special occasions.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first, I thought the price was on the high side. But after dining at Christiana Cambell's it was well worth it. Food was delicious and serving size was large. The price was all inclusive and included entree, soup or salad, desert, sweet potato bread, and corn spoon bread. I also thoroughly enjoyed the traveling musician who shared along with music, the history of the role of taverns.

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LunchBunch
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night open after the winter break. Quality of the food was fabulous. Service fantastic.

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vipDM50
Miami
22 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.

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97Queenie
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBucky
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.

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AshleyS
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!

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HomerE
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.

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ThomasS
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.

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AlexisS
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.

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GeorgeN
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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RobertF
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.

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Samandeb
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.

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PamR
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!

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VickyC
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.

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AnnualChristmasdinner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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LinC
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.

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KatharineE
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.

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BillS
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.

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BeckyC
Columbus
9 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.

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