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Christiana Campbell's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg

101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
+1 800-447-8679
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“spoon bread” (185 reviews)
“spoonbread” (40 reviews)
“crab cakes” (172 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
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Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful place. We had Bangers and Mash and the Stuffed Flounder. Delicious. Best bangers since we lived in England. Music was perfect for the setting. Highly recommend Christiana's.

Thank CJ_Expat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Travel with our grandson’s dairy and peanut allergies plus gluten intolerance often presents challenges. Christiana Campbell’s chef met the challenge and went beyond what we expected. He personally met my grandson before dinner, took the time to explain options he could do and then cleared...More

1  Thank stormymidwest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christiana Campbell's is our favorite Colonial Williamsburg restaurant. We had requested Tim as our waiter when we made reservations and were pleased to see him again. He is very personable! The spoonbread and sweet potato muffins are my favorites. I had the Seafood Fricassee, generous...More

Thank Trish L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to hunt for the oyster in the over breaded cheaply seasoned appetizer. the 'salat' was just plain nasty...really not AT ALL a seafood restaurant. The evening was topped off by the cashier who was sleeping at the little portal window. Our waitress was friendly...More

1  Thank cunctator2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 kids ages 4-10. We had a reservation at 5:45 which was great, other families around us so didn’t feel like we were disrupting any romantic dinners (tables are a little close together). We sat upstairs and the room was beautiful! Our...More

Thank spowell4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing for $120 dinner for two. The corn chowder, sweet potato rolls and spoon bread were the best parts of the meal. I had the Waterman's Supper, the stuffed flounder was rubbery. I tried the stuffing and pushed it aside. The crab cakes were...More

1  Thank Rascal K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Campbell's served our $12 Family Punch Bowl in a Cambro Plastic salad bar container insert and a scratched up clear plastic salad dressing ladle. Very disappointing. Otherwise food was good, a bit under-salted. Chocolate cake dry. Seafood Friccasee and fried chicken were delicious. That plastic...More

2  Thank NC_time_Traveler
Reviewed 13 March 2018

When planning a visit to Colonial Williamsburg & The Colonial Village...whether as a first timer or as a return visitor..You are looking for an Authentic Colonial Experience. We made dinner reservations, as first time visitors to Williamsburg, at Christina Campbell's Tavern and we couldn't be...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We are regular visitors to Colonial Williamsburg. When planning our trip, I always make reservations for dinner in the historic district, otherwise forget it. Christina Campbell's Tavern is our favorite, having eaten there on every trip last year. It has a seafood heavy menu, as...More

1  Thank Ken D
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Pleasant atmosphere with prompt service. Fried chicken portions were generous and the food was good. We really liked the sweet potato muffins! It is a little pricey but it's the ambiance that makes it memorable.

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28 February 2018|
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Response from KentuckyBreezing | Reviewed this property |
Since it is a tourist spot, you see everything. We all did business casual because we were treating the evening as a special treat for the family.
Amy R
12 February 2018|
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Response from bethduncan7 | Reviewed this property |
I liked all of them. Christiana Campbell's was probably my favorite for dinner. I've enjoyed the others as well. I would look at the menus and see which looks most appealing to you. I liked Chownings best for lunch.
2 December 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I would figure on at least an hour. There are always multiple courses. Even if the courses seem to come too quickly to savor or for your party to socialize, the service takes a while. give yourself an hour and a half of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 800-447-8679
Not much has changed since George Washington frequented Christiana Campbell’s Tavern for its delicious seafood in the 18th century. Lively conversation and learned discussion still abound, and today’s menu items could easily have been ordered by our founding fathers. Dig in to locally sourced shrimp, scallops, and fish, and be sure to try Christiana’s famous crab cakes, and a group of balladeers will help you channel your inner seafarer with toe-tapping shanties.
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