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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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“crab cakes” (170 reviews)
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101 S Waller St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4554
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank beachlovr123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to get an early dinner reservation (1pm) despite waiting till just 2 days before. Having enjoyed all the Colonial taverns’ meals on previous visits, we knew we’d be waiting outside on the porch until being seated. Christmas Day was very cold &...More

Thank vineyardchick
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We visited Colonial Williamsburg on Christmas Day 2107 and ate dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. Making a reservation was slightly painful with not many choices of time and when asked if I can add one more I was told that would be a major problem,...More

1  Thank Angelo And Andr... V
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Of course this is what Williamsburg is all about. History. But Christiana Cambell's Tavern takes it to a whole new level! Starting with the large (very Large) napkin tied around your neck by your server while giving you the history of "making ends meet". Soups...More

1  Thank generalnansi
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Staff members were friendly enough but service was slow, food was generally not served hot, menu selections limited, and entrees were weak. Avoid the rib eye steak - it was mostly gristle.

1  Thank MJ F
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The best deal at this Tavern is the Watermans Supper for $38 due to the fact its 3 courses: Clam Chowder; Entree of crabcake, stuffed flounder, and grilled shrimp; dessert of black walnut pie. The Tavern is Beautiful, the service was great but you definitely...More

1  Thank Angela J
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I ate here years ago and went again this past week. It's a beautiful setting and so charming with all the candlelight on a winter evening. I think the food is overpriced, but you also are paying for the experience. However, I was disappointed that...More

2  Thank sbc77
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Overrated. We had a party of 8. Everyone thought the food was mediocre. Certainly not worth t he price you paid for it. The president of Williamsburg should go there to eat with his family. He would not be proud! Good news. The servers were...More

1  Thank Nile G
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We were going to eat here but discovered it was not only closed for lunch but that it only took reservations for dinner. Bummer since the menu looked very good. We already had other plans for dinner and it was our last night in Williamsburg....More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Every visitor to the Historic District should have at least one meal there. This would be an excellent choice. The food and service are very good. The seafood choices are among the best. The staff works hard to share information about the food and the...More

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Amy R
11 February 2018|
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Response from Lee H | Reviewed this property |
My recommendations for lunch would be Chownings and for dinner Christiana Campbell’s which you need reservations for.
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
21 September 2017|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
best to call them. I have read they do a Thanksgiving dinner. best of luck.
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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