Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

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George Washington’s favorite for good reason.

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern is currently opened, Tuesday – Saturday from 4 pm – 8pm.

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.







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 Crimp Shrimps

    22 (Inspired by, the Practice of Cookery Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, &c, Mrs. Frazier, 1791)


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, 2022
  • Farced Oisters

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

Made Dishes

Mrs. Campbell kindly recommends that you may add the following to any entrée
Soup or Salad and Dessert 16 / Buttered Crab or 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

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

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

    28 A Campbell’s Tavern Original


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All menu items are sent to the table with vegetables according to the proper rules of cookery Mrs. Campbell provides a soft drink or tea and ice cream as a special finish to all Young Patriots selections $17.00.


  • Hand Breaded Filet of Fish

  • To Fry Shrimp

  • Mrs. Campbell’s Fried Chicken Breast

  • Macaroni made with Cheese


Refreshments from the Bar and Wine Cellar

Fortified Beverages

Family Punch Bowls

  • Punch Bowls

    Bowl | 30

    Glass | 14
  • Boston Punch

    Bowl | 30

    Glass | 14
  • Laird's Punch

    Bowl | 30

    Glass | 14

Fortified Drinks

Seasonal Cocktail 15
Offered from your serve

  • Cherry Bounce

    15 A George Washington Favorite
  • Pringle's Potable

  • Whiskey Cup

  • Monticello Spritzer

    15 A Thomas Jefferson Favorite
  • Blackbeard

  • Rummer


Non- Fortified Drinks

Family Punch Bowls
Served in Punch Bowls for sharing, Serves 2-4
Bowl 14 ~~Glass 6

  • Colonial Shrub

    Bowl 14

    Glass 6
  • West Indies Punch

    Bowl 14

    Glass 6

Sparkling and Rosé Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Prosecco Bisol Jeio, Italy 12 42
  • Brut Barboursville Cuvee 1814, Virginia 65
  • Sparkling Rose Lucien Albrecht, Alsace 14 54

Rose Wine

  • Glass Bottle
  • Grenache, Peyrassol, France 11 42

White Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Vinho Verde Aveleda, Portugal 12 46
  • Pinot Grigio Maso Canali, Trentino, Italy 12 46
  • Sauvigon Blanc Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA 13 49
  • Chardonnay Domaine Larouche, Chablis, France 88
  • Chardonnay Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia 14 54
  • Chardonnay St. Francis, Sonoma Co., CA 65
  • Riesling Williamsburg Winery, Virginia 13 49
  • Viognier Williamsburg Winery, Virginia 68
  • Terras Gauda Albarino, Spain 14 54

Red Wines

  • Glass Bottle
  • Pinot Noir Banshee, Sonoma Co., CA 14 54
  • Pinot Noir Boen, Sonoma Co., CA 65
  • Pinot Noir Boen, New Zealand 65
  • Gamay Louis Jadot, Beaujolais, France 13 50
  • Grenache Rouge M. Chapoutier, Cotes du Rhone 14 54
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau La Freynelle, Bordeaux, France 62
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia 14 54

On Draught

  • Old Stitch, BrownAle 10
  • Classic Lager, Billsburg 10
  • Superb IPA, Alewerks 10

By the Bottle

  • Glass Bottle
  • Bold Rock Cider 9
  • Chowning's Root Beer Non-fortified 4
  • Sparkling Cider Non-fortified 4

Special Features from the Bar

  • Glenmorangie

  • Glenfiddich

  • Gentleman Jack

  • Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

  • Copper Fox

  • Woodford Reserve

  • Dewars Blended Scotch

  • Jim Beam Rye

  • Jameson



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Pastry and Confections

  • A Rum Cream Tart

    10 A Christiana Campbell’s Classic
  • Apple Pie

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

    10 A Christiana Campbell’s Original 2022
  • A Chocolate Cake

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

The Cellar

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Family Punch Bowls

  • Oisters on the Half Shell

  • To Crimp Shrimps

    12 Inspired by, The Practice of Cookery Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, &c, Mrs. Frazier, 1791
  • Pimento Cheese

  • Crab Cake

  • A Seafood Pye

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

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

    29 A Campbell’s Tavern Original
1 Adult
0 Children