Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

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George Washington’s favorite for good reason.

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern will reopen on February 27, Tuesday – Saturday from 4 pm – 8pm. In the meantime we invite you to visit Kings Arms Tavern.

George Washington frequented Christiana Campbell’s Tavern for its delicious seafood in the 18th century. Lively conversation and learned discussion have returned to Campbell’s Tavern. We are looking forward to welcoming back guests this spring to enjoy our historically inspired, locally acquired menu of shrimp, scallops, and fish, and of course our world-renowned crab cakes and spoon bread.

*Campbell’s Tavern is not ADA-accessible. Please visit Chowning’s Tavern or Kings Arm’s Tavern, as both of these locations have ADA accessibility.

“The Cellar” at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the convivial charm of Colonial Williamsburg’s newest walk-in experience. Nestled beneath the historic walls of Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, The Cellar invites a limited number of guests to relish an evening of authentic 18th-century ambiance.

To accompany your libations, indulge in a selection of light fare that pays homage to the culinary traditions of the past. From delicate bites to savory treats, each dish is crafted with an artisanal touch, ensuring a delightful experience for your palate.

Please note, The Cellar experience is exclusively walk-up only, adding an element of spontaneity to your visit. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your place in this immersive journey through time.

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner Menu

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Good Corner Dishes

  • Green Pease Soup without Meat

    9 Dictionarium Domesticum, Nathan Bailey, 1736
  • Lettuces from the Garden

    12 Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s acclaimed 250 varieties of greens at Monticello)
  • To Roast Lobsters

    28 Inspired by The Art of Cookery Mae Plain and Easy, Hannah Glasse, 1765)

Oysters

From the waters of the Chesapeake region Mrs. Campbell’s oysters are grown in the pristine waters of Virginia. These exclusive locations continue to grace the table and were famously enjoyed by George Washington

  • On the half shell

    19 Campbell’s Tavern Original, 2024
  • Farced Oisters

    19 Inspired by, The Court and Country Cook, Massialot, 1702

Made Dishes

Made Dishes come to table with Indian pudding and offerings properly dressed from the garden
Enhance your entrée with Jumbo Lump Crab or Buttered Shrimp 22

  • Mrs. Campbells Fried Chicken

    32 A Colonial Williamsburg Favorite
  • Crab Cakes

    48 A Campbell’s Tavern Original
  • To Fry Fish

    36 Recipes from the Personal cookbook of Thomas Jefferson, beginning in 1788
  • A Seafood Pye

    49 Campbells original, inspired by The Universal Cook; Or Lady’s Complete Assistant, John Townshend, 1773
  • To Broil Beef Steaks

    49 The Lady’s Assistant, Charlotte Mason, 1777
  • Potato Dumplings in the Italian Manner

    29 A Campbell’s Tavern Original

Pastry and Confections

Tarts in General…If to be eat cold, make the short crust
(The Lady’s Assistant, Charlotte Mason, 1777)

  • A Rum Tart

    10 Christiana Campbell’s Tavern Classic)
  • Apple Pie

    10 The Lady’s Assistant, Charlotte Mason, 1777
  • Trifle of the Season

    10 A Christiana Campbell’s Original, 2022
  • A Chocolate Tart

    10 A Colonial Williamsburg Original with American Heritage Chocolate)
  • Ice Creams

    8 The Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, &c., Mrs. Frazier, 1791

Campbell's Tavern - Children's Menu 2023

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For Children 10 and Younger

All meals served with choice of fountain beverage, vegetables & spoon bread.

  • Fried Fish

    15
  • Batter Fried Shrimp

    15
  • Fried Chicken

    15
  • Potato Dumplings with Cheese

    12

Beverages

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Non-Fortified Beverages

Served in Punch Bowls for sharing. Serves 2-4

Family Punch Bowls

  • Colonial Shrub

    Bowl | 14

    Glass | 6
  • West Indies Punch

    Bowl | 14

    Glass | 6

Fortified Drinks

Punch Bowls are made for sharing. Serves 2-4 People.

  • Boston Punch

    Bowl | 30

    Glass | 14
  • Laird's Punch

    Bowl | 30

    Glass | 14

Fortified Drinks

  • Cherry Bounce

    15
  • Monticello Spritzer

    15
  • Pringle's Potable

    14
  • Blackbeard

    14
  • Whiskey Cup

    15
  • Rummer

    15

Sparkling and Rosé Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Prosecco Bisol Jeio, Italy 12 42
  • Brut Barboursville Cuvee 1814, Virginia 65
  • Champagne Charles Heidsieck, France 80
  • Sparkling Rose Lucien Albrecht, Alsace 14 54
  • Grenache Perassol, France 11 42

White Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Vinho Verde Aveleda, Portugal 10 38
  • Pinot Grigio Maso Canali, Trentino, Italy 10 40
  • Sauvigon Blanc Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA 12 46
  • Chardonnay Domaine Larouche, Chablis, France 88
  • Chardonnay St. Francis, Sonoma Co., CA 12 46
  • Chardonnay Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma Co., CA 65
  • Riesling Williamsburg Winery, Virginia 10 38

Red Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Pinot Noir Banshee, Sonoma Co., CA 14 54
  • Pinot Noir Raeburng, Russian River Valley, CA 60
  • Pinot Noir Boen, Sonoma Co., CA 50
  • Pinot Noir Bouchard Pere & Fils, Bourgogne, France 70
  • Gamay Louis Jadot, Beaujolais, France 10 38
  • Grenache Rouge M. Chapoutier, Cotes du Rhone 10 38
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau La Freynelle, Bordeaux, France 55
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia 12 46

On Draught

  • Old Stitch, Alewerks 8
  • Billsburg Lager 8
  • Superb IPA, Alewerks 8
  • Seasonal Selection 8

By the Bottle

  • Glass Bottle
  • Bold Rock Apple Hard Cider 9
  • King's Arms Ginger Ale Non-fortified 4
  • Chowning's Root Beer Non-fortified
  • Sparkling Cider Non-fortified 4

Special Features from the Bar

  • Glenmorangie

    18
  • Glenfiddich

    16
  • Gentleman Jack

    13
  • Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

    14
  • Copper Fox

    13
  • Woodford Reserve

    12
  • Dewars Blended Scotch

    11
  • Jameson

    11
  • Jim Beam Rye

    9

Dessert

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Chirstiana Campbell’s Tavern Pastry and Confections

Add your favorite Ice Cream to any dessert for 3

  • A Rum Cream Tart

    10
  • Apple Pie

    10
  • Trifle of the Season

    10
  • A Chocolate Cake without Flour

    10
  • Ice Creams

    8

Christiana Campbell's Tavern Dessert Beverages

Sweet Wines to End a Meal

  • Taylors, 10 year Tawny Port 9
  • Taylors, 20 year Tawny Port 12
  • Blandy's, Malmsey Madeira 9
  • Harvey's, Bristol Cream Sherry 8
  • Dry Sack Sherry 9

Cognac and Liqueurs

  • Amaretto Disaronno 9
  • B & B 9
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream 9
  • Chambord 10
  • Courvoisier VSOP 18
  • Drambuie 10
  • Frangelico 9
  • Gran Marnier 11
  • Hennessey XO 55
  • Kahlua 9
  • Remy VSOP 18
  • Remy XO 45
  • Sambucca Southern 9
  • Comfort 9

Coffee and Tea

  • Royal Cup Coffee 5
  • Royal Cup Hot Tea 5

The Cellar

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Menu

Family Punch Bowls

  • Oisters on the Half Shell

    9
  • Grilled Oisters

    9
  • Shrimp Another Way

    12
  • Pimento Cheese

    10
  • To Stew Pork

    15
  • Crab Cake

    20

Entrees on Reverse Side

  • A Seafood Pye

    49 Campbells original, inspired by The Universal Cook; Or Lady’s Complete Assistant, John Townshend, 1773
  • To Broil Beef Steaks

    49 The Lady’s Assistant, Charlotte Mason, 1777)
  • Potato Dumplings in the Italian Manner

    29 A Campbell’s Tavern Original

International Women's Month

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Menu selections celebrating International Women’s Month

March 8th – 30th
Inspired and chosen from
Eliza Smiths “The Compleat Housewife, Or, Accomplished Gentlewomen’s Companion” was originally published in London in 1727 and again in Williamsburg in 1742


$28.00 ala carte
Serves Two

Shareable Appetizer Sampler

  • Oyster Loaf

  • Pickled Fish

  • Cheese Pie

St. Patrick's Day

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Join us for a taste of St. Patrick's Day at Christiana Campbell's Tavern! While we're closed on the 17th, we're celebrating early on March 16th. Don't miss out on experiencing the true luck of the Irish with us!




Menu

  • Corned Beef and Cabage Soup

    $9
  • Classic Fish and Chips

    $32
  • Braised Lamb Shank

    $48
  • Pistachio Cheese Cake

    $10

Easter Brunch

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Indulge in a luxurious Easter Brunch experience at Campbell’s Tavern on March 31st.

Join us for this unforgettable Easter celebration priced at $75.00++ per person.

First Course

Select One

  • The Kings Onion Soup

  • Mrs. Campbell’s Oysters

  • Local Greens from Manakintowne

Entrees

  • Lamb Pye

  • Jumbo Lump Crab Salmagundi

  • Pappardelle

  • Pan Roasted Salmon

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef

Desserts

  • Carrot Cake

  • Lemon Meringue Tart

  • Flourless Chocolate Torte

1 Adult
0 Children