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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Fabulous meals and a staff from the early colonies awaits you! Experience was fantastic and eating by candle lite rooms made for an awesome experience. Must go if you are in the are

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Don’t get there early and don’t expect to be catered to. The tavern has a basement bar area yet they won’t let people wait for their reservation down there. We arrived early and had to wait outside and it was cold. They did not have...heat lamps or adequate seating. Even though we were the first to arrive, we were the last to be seated. With a reservation of 7:15 we did not even have all of our drinks until 8:15. They do not have a large menu and we ordered our food when we ordered our drinks yet we were not eating until 8:45.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Lovely place for lunch or dinner while in Colonial Williamsburg. Ambiance and service is unparalleled. Have the cider for. a refreshing change!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

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
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

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...at specific times and each course is then brought out like clock work thereafter. I found the food to be quite good and our server was lovely, but if you are looking for a leisurely meal at your own pace this is not the place. I feel like our server didn't miss a beat because as soon as one course was finished she would pick up our plates and then serve the next course. This was done simultaneously with guests' meals at the other tables. Our experience did seem a little touristy but I guess that was the point. I didn't really like that our bill was given to us after our entree plates were removed but before dessert was served. Our server made a comment to the effect that this would allow us to take our time when paying it but it was really because they wanted us to leave as soon as we were finished with dessert because the guests for the next seating were already arriving. It was a good experience but in the future I would probably consider trying another tavern.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

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
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

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...and service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

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...was right before the holiday and with holiday traffic it brought a huge smile to our faces to know we had a treat with us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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...the crab cakes are usually crab with a bit of filler to bind it together. So, I admit my bias. However the crab cakes here were mostly filler with a bit of crab (actually could have been any white fish since the taste was not that of crab). Again, I am biased given my local expectations, but these were disappointing. Otherwise, meal was quite good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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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...was promptly served, our server was attentive and the food was delicious! We throughly enjoyed ourselves, and would go back again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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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,...my tenderloin was excellent as were the sides. The prepaid meal included tax and gratuity and the four course meal was well worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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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,...than say those at Shields. Evening meals appear more inline with supper among friends than a pub style...in...eat... and get out! If you like seafood, as I do, be ready for a treat. Honestly, their crab cakes are ok, but the shrimp my favorite.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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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...else. First, the food. Soup was half full. 4 bites. (see pic). Steak and York supper were good, but not outstanding. Flavorful, but again not as special. Child's Mac and cheese was luckily not Kraft, but really just pasta with baked on cheese. Eh at best. Spoon bread was OK. They don't do sweet potato muffins because they had nuts but why not just make them without nuts. Choc cake and bourbon pie were wonderful. Bourbon pie would be worth getting an extra piece to go. Now, the real issue. Waitress sucked! First, we were there for 2 hours (yes with a toddler!) because she was nowhere to be found. Took forever to be greeted, forever to give orders, etc. No drink refills offered. I asked for a glass of water twice and eventually 1 came and that was it. Didn't clear dinner plates. Really disappointed that she shared nothing of the history no didn't get burned and she looked at me blankly and repeatedly that is was really hot when I went to move it. I'm a lawyer-let's talk liability and negligence honey! Also, we didn't get a drink we ordered (and paid for). Couldnt find her to get any service. And when I asked for a box, the check, and our desserts to go (because we were already there for 2 hours!), it took nearly another 20 min. And she forgot the box and desserts. Some people really should not be working in fine dining and this waitress (Pooh, I think is her name), should def find new line of work. It really killed the meal for us-if the half filled bowl of soup was all, I could have forgiven that but such poor service at a "fine" dining establishment, that's inexcusable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

Wonderful dinner. Had the fried chicked which was very good. Great service as well. A bit pricey but overall very good!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

We had reservations for 4 - a 7:15 seating. Each of us ordered a different main from the restricted menu. Waterman's Supper - uninspiring / mealy crab cakes. Gloucester Supper - chicken left too long under a heat lamp. Chincoteague Supper - overcooked fish stuffed...with insipid crab meat. James Supper - nicely cooked steak but thin with a lot of fat & grizzle. None of the offerings were worth the $72.00 per person. On the plus side, service was very good but there was no bussing staff to support the overworked servers.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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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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  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5