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Eastern shore cream-based chowder with clams, celery, onions, potatoes, and light hints of sherry cup
Christiana's Favorite Salet
Roasted red beets, golden raisins, candied pecans, and blue cheese on a bed of mixed greens with roasted shallot vinaigrette
Tavern Oyster Salet
Flash-fried plump oysters on a bed of mixed greens and slaw with sweet gun-powder sauce
Smoked Salmon Salet
Smoked salmon on a bed of mixed greens with pickled red onions, boiled egg, capers with lemon-honey vinaigrette
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
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
Stuffed Rainbow Trout
Pan-seared rainbow trout dressed with seafood stuffing drizzled with a mustard sauce
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
Fresh sautéed vegetables with pasta in a sauce of aromatic herbs, fine white wine, cream, and parmesan cheese inspired by a recipe from 1769
Beef's finest cut—the “tenderloin”—served with forest mushroom cream and herb-roasted potatoes
From Christiana's special recipe, patties of the finest crab, lemon caper sauce and onion crisps
Cook's Fried Chicken
Southern-style fried chicken put forth with a rasher of salty surry ham with sweet potato salet
Chef 's Land and Sea Feature of the Day
The land and sea provides many ingredients from which the chef can create superior dishes
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.
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Colonial Williamsburg website and click on dine option at the top of the page, follow that to Campbell's Tavern so that you can review the menu and all the choices that are available to our guest.
Thank you again for your questions and I do hope that we see you soon.