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Christiana Campbell's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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FIRST COURSES​
The Captain's Eastern Shore Clam Chowder
Eastern shore cream-based chowder with clams, celery, onions, potatoes, and light hints of sherry cup
$6.25
Christiana's Favorite Salet
Roasted red beets, golden raisins, candied pecans, and blue cheese on a bed of mixed greens with roasted shallot vinaigrette
$9.75
Tavern Oyster Salet
Flash-fried plump oysters on a bed of mixed greens and slaw with sweet gun-powder sauce
$13.25
Smoked Salmon Salet
Smoked​ salmon on a bed of mixed greens with pickled red onions, boiled egg, capers with lemon-honey vinaigrette
$14.25
FEATURED DISHES​
Waterman's Supper
A three-course meal starting with a cup of the eastern shore clam chowder followed by a dish of gridiron-cooked salmon, with a shrimp and scallop brochette adorning a bed of rice pilaf with a lemon dill cream, ending with your choice of ice cream
$35.00
Seafood Fricassee
A favorite Virginia dish of succulent shrimp, scallops, and lobster meat simmered in a sherry cream with mushrooms, tomatoes, leeks, and green peppers tossed with pasta
$34.95
Stuffed Rainbow Trout
Pan-seared rainbow trout dressed with seafood stuffing drizzled with a mustard sauce
$32.75
Hearth-Baked Flounder and Shrimp Ragout
Fresh-baked flounder in shallots, butter and fine wine adorned with a ragout of shrimp, tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms
$31.25
Molly's Macaroni
Fresh sautéed vegetables with pasta in a sauce of aromatic herbs, fine white wine, cream, and parmesan cheese inspired by a recipe from 1769
$23.75
Hickory-Grilled Tenderloin
Beef's finest cut—the “tenderloin”—served with forest mushroom cream and herb-roasted potatoes
$34.75
Crab Cakes
From Christiana's special recipe, patties of the finest crab, lemon caper sauce and onion crisps
$34.75
Cook's Fried Chicken
Southern-style fried chicken put forth with a rasher of salty surry ham with sweet potato salet
$28.95
Chef 's Land and Sea Feature of the Day
The​ land and sea provides many ingredients from which the chef can create superior dishes
$Market
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we visit Colonial Williamsburg, we come here for their seafood selection. The atmosphere is great also. Not a fan of the spoon bread, though, which all the CW taverns offer. Otherwise, excellent food for a justifiable price point.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 4rkd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there was an MBA class that taught you how to generate the most revenue in the smallest amount of space without sacrificing quality this restaurant would be the ideal model! It is run like a well oiled machine! It appears that there are seatings...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinning experience at Mrs. Campbell's Tavern on New Year's Eve. This was the last day before the restaurant closes for the winter. We highly recommend the seafood, which is the speciality ot the restaurant. Reservations a must.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Jeffery W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved our table a few weeks ahead of time, as it was around the Grand Illumination event, which is super popular, and it was a first time eating there. Good food, variety interesting, and we walked out of there satisfied with the food, atmosphere...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Kip F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful meal there. Food was very good but the best part was our server. He made sure to wrap up some the bread we did not eat so we could take it with us on our ride back the next am. It...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Deede W
Reviewed January 10, 2020

Of all the places we ate in W'burg on this trip, this was our least favorite. Soup, and especially the salad, were good. Wait staff was helpful and pleasant and on top of things. Biggest disappointment was the crab cake. We are from Maryland where...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank cheng31
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We visited for an anniversary celebration, and in the past, there was at least a mention or a congratulations spoken, but this time, nothing. To me, 45 years is significant! Having read other reviews, I am a little surprised at the criticisms, as our meal...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank NewVirginian
Reviewed December 28, 2019

We seldom go here because their menu is mostly fish and I have become allergic to shellfish. We made an exception for Christmas and very much enjoyed the meal. Although I would have loved to be eating the stuffed lobster that people around me were,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank nordies2015
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

For years I’ve been a historical guide at Colonial Williamsburg and intimately knowledgeable about the kind and quality of each location. To be honest, I can find something I like at each venue, but Christiana’s is just...more comfortable. The servers seem more relaxed and attentive,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank arnoldnm
Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

I had such high hopes. I researched all taverns for where we would go to enjoy a special meal and landed on CC. I took some reviews in stride because, after all, who really cares about too much chicken. But I wish I chose somewhere...More

Date of visit: December 2019
5  Thank Santorini06252009
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Ahmed503
October 27, 2019|
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Response from jlucaschg0 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I recommend contacting the restaurant.
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VABobby
September 11, 2019|
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Response from TavernManager | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Campbell's Tavern does offer a Supper for Young Patriots. These meals are the same as our regular menu choices just half the size. You can view these choices as well as others by visiting the... More
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Allegany
February 27, 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.
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