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Columbus Inn, Wilmington, DE

Columbus Inn

4.7
4.7
1992 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Columbus Inn has been reborn as a contemporary bar/restaurant that combines the best of both the old and new. Featuring seasonal Modern American menus with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and craft cocktails.

Online Ordering and Delivery Options available through our website: www.ColumbusInn.net

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 571-1492 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ross Essner

  • Catering

    Columbus Inn is also available to cater private events thru our sister company Taste Catering! Please contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Anton, for further details. Ashley@ColumbusInn.net

  • Private party facilities

    Columbus Inn proudly offers numerous Private Event Packages. We welcome groups of all sizes and strive to create the ideal experience to suit your function and budget. Whether joining us for a bunch or dinner, birthday or wedding rehearsal, allow our staff to make your event a gathering that is memorable and unique. Set in a beautifully rehabbed historical building, Columbus Inn sets as the perfect backdrop to your special event. Offering numerous Private Dining Room options with various floor plan layouts we are sure that you will find the perfect room to suit your needs. Many of our rooms also feature complimentary high tech AV equipment as needed. Private Event Spaces: Fenster Room - 60 guests seated / 100 cocktail affair, Ramsey Room - 50 guests seated/ 75 cocktail affair, Wally Room - 22 guests seated, Tabac Room - 12 guests seated

  • Private party contact

    events@columbusinn.net: (302) 571-1492

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Woodlawn

  • Parking details

    Front and back parking on-site, public parking on Pennsylvania Ave or across the street behind the Medical building. Please be kind to our neighbors and not park in front of their homes or driveways.

  • Entertainment

    Please see our Website: www.ColumbusInn.Net for upcoming events/specials.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Family Style Christmas Eve Prix Fix

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Seven Fishes Theme - 4 courses served family style for table to share. Confirmed menu will be available on website - we will not be offering happy hour or regular dinner menu. Reservations required. $65 per adult, $35 children (ages 4-10). Parties of 5 or more may be seated upstairs (we do not have an elevator) if anyone in your party has mobility issues, please note in reservation.
  • SANTA BRUNCH BUFFET

    $45.00 per person

    Dec 18, 2022 only
    Join us for our Christmas themed brunch buffet -10am to 2pm- Sunday December 18th. $45 per adult, $25 per child (ages 4-10). Buffet will feature: Seasonal Soups & Salads, French Toast, Pearl Sugar Waffles, Breakfast potatoes & meets, Live action Omelette & Carving Station with Prime Rib & Turkey, CI Signature Raw Bar, and Dessert Station. Parties of 2 to 6 guests are allotted two hours to dine. Parties over 6 are allotted up to 2.5 hours. We will be seating larger parties on our second floor (we do not have an elevator) so please note if anyone in your party has mobility issues. Credit Cards are REQUIRED to hold the reservation.

Popular dishes

What 1,992 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Value

  • Delaware

    Good for special occasions

  • Delaware

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  1. TW

    TomW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Chicken and Seafood Cobb Salad excellent. Tavern area on the loud side but very comfortable seating on the high top. Go for the booth in the tavern instead.
  2. C

    Christina

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu with many delicious options. Beautiful and warm atmosphere for any special occasion. Our server was so kind and we look forward to returning.
  3. JM

    JamesM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Our server Katrina was attentive without being intrusive. We sat in the Tavern area, which was a little loud with several guests waiting for seats. Once the crowd thinned out the noise level improved. If you want a quieter place to have dinner there are several areas in the restaurant that are much quieter.
  4. F

    Finch

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I had shrimp and Lobster fried rice. Generous and tasty. Only the coffee was a disappointment. Late, tepid, and a little on the bitter side.
  5. JK

    JenniferK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Shellfish Cobb
  6. DP

    DonnaP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and really nice experience! Thank you! We will be back!
  7. KO

    KathyO

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! One of our favorites, never disappoints.
  8. M

    Mediadiner2021

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Thanksgiving feast is worth the price. It’s a lot of food and you will probably take some home.
  9. DW

    DeblW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had fun chatting with other couples that were there to celebrating Thanksgiving. It was very comfortable.
  10. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Had Reservations still had a 40 minute wait wait staff seemed a little frazzled over all the food was good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  12. BM

    BillM

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving experience at Columbus Inn was simply fabulous. It's hard to believe that on such a busy day that the kitchen was able to produce such a multi-element meal with such precision and quality. The featured wines were excellent - a Radley & Finch chenin blanc and the delightful High Def Reisling. Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The pumpkin bisque: lovely texture and flavor thanks in part to that swirl of ginger crema. The salads were very nice. My wife, like myself a discriminating diner, was highly complimentary of the Caesar salad. Our entrees and sides ... so good. (All served family style, which for 2 people at a tavern high top [the reason for the sound rating] made for quite the tabletop arrangement. The turkey and gravy were delicious, but I spent more time with the fork-cuttable/medium rare pepper-crusted beef. The Brussels Sprouts/green beans/roasted cauliflower/sweet potatotes/cranberry compote and more - excellent, though we are not huge sprouts fans and opted to scrape the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes. The desserts were ridiculous, if you know what I mean. We were struck by the careful balance of seasoning in every single dish. Flavorful and complimentary but never overwhelming the food. Sweets that weren't overly sugary. Nothing over-salted, or under for that matter. Even the house coffee was excellent - rich and bold but again, not overly so. Again, amazing to have been served this sort of quality on such a busy day. And speaking of service, Zach did a great job. Friendly, he knows his stuff and was great about checking back without hovering. +100
  13. l

    liveforfood

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is always good, but we always had the luck of getting a busy waiter who rushed us to order but never came around afterwards?
  14. l

    lisa

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food. We started in the bar with cocktails and Edemame. Moved to a table.. Cowboy pork chop with incredible grits and greens, also filet mignon steak sandwich was delicious, highly recommend!
  15. JG

    JanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good place for a special occasion where money is no object. Great service, terrific food, also options for food allergies.
  16. o

    octraveler

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was pretty good except for our apple tart dessert which was obviously refrigerated for a while and did not contain several of the ingredients listed on the menu - I could find something better at the Acme. They seemed to be understaffed and service was very slow between courses. Dishes were not removed from the table promptly. All in all, not an enjoyable experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It wasn’t the elegant dining experience we expected. Quickly realized by seeing how the staff was attired upon entering.
  18. a

    annette

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat in the outdoor area and I appreciate the fact that they provide that area. Food and service are good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date HSN DMD
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Tavern can be lively
  21. KL

    KathyL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Arrogant cauliflower was the best appetizer I’ve ever had!!!
  22. AY

    AraY

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reservations for 6:30 on a Saturday evening. Was seated immediately after checking in at reception at 6:30. Was promptly greeted by our waiter Mikal, and he described the specials and even recommended a red wine from Spain, for her. She enjoyed the semi-sweet wine and I enjoyed my espresso martini. Ordered the charcuterie meat/cheese board and the shaved ribeye spring rolls. Both apps were delicious. She ordered twin petite filets and I ordered crab cakes. Both entrees were perfectly prepared and flavorful. Both are recommended. Overall a very good experience with a nitpick on dessert. We both ordered coffee and shared the pumpkin torte/crème brûlée. We received the coffees and nearly 6 minutes later was served dessert. Was not offered a refill on our coffees either. Other than minor complaints regarding dessert, will definitely visit again.
  23. PA

    PrincessAnastazea

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often enjoy happy hour in bar area on Friday night. The food is always great, cocktails are awesome and the service is outstanding.
  24. MA

    MaryAnnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cakes were Devine. Beautiful place..friendly staff!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time catching up with friends dinner was delicious and relaxing very friendly and helpful service the scallops and tuna roll are standouts on the menu. We will be back soon.
  26. DG

    DouglasG

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding -- the Steak and Cake special was delicious! What a wonderful experience!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome. Server was awesome
  28. HA

    HeidiA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to go for a girls night out, date night with spouse, family dinner or just go out by myself for a drink and good food at happy hour. Staff makes you feel like family.
  29. M

    Momof2

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Server was efficient but not very personable. Sat outside and would have preferred the heaters to remain consistently on.
  30. t

    toni2177

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was very nice for our first time . Perfect for a birthday celebration 🎉
  31. G

    Ghostwriter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu choices have declined to quick-serve, good value items. The ambience is the attraction.
  32. JW

    JosephW

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a local favorite. Great food and service in a rustic atmosphere.
  33. LS

    LindaS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service & delicious food
  34. GL

    GaleL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Columbus inn never disappoints. The food is always terrific especially love the crab and shrimp cocktail. Service was friendly, polite and prompt from Jamie. We sat first at the bar for a drink and in the tavern for dinner. Bartenders were very attentive which you don’t see everywhere. We dine here at least once a month.
  35. L

    Lindsey

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We ate in the tavern which was very loud, but to be expected. The food was OK but we don't plan on returning.
  36. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the fresh seafood, and of course, the great cocktails.
  37. NF

    NotFussy

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere perfect for conversation
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Didn’t have the seating available that was reserved for anniversary dinner.
  39. JM

    JimMcG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service as always, food was done perfectly, great atmosphere. A go to location for a fine dining experience.
  40. P

    Pilu

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have read about this restaurant for years and we finally made it. The wait was worth it. Tried multiple dishes and all were great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Columbus Inn using the Order Online button. Columbus Inn also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Columbus Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 571-1492 ext. 2.

Columbus Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1992 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Columbus Inn

2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodlawn

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Front and back parking on-site, public parking on Pennsylvania Ave or across the street behind the Medical building. Please be kind to our neighbors and not park in front of their homes or driveways.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ross Essner

  • Entertainment

    Please see our Website: www.ColumbusInn.Net for upcoming events/specials.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (302) 571-1492 ext. 2

  • Catering

    Columbus Inn is also available to cater private events thru our sister company Taste Catering! Please contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Anton, for further details. Ashley@ColumbusInn.net

  • Private party facilities

    Columbus Inn proudly offers numerous Private Event Packages. We welcome groups of all sizes and strive to create the ideal experience to suit your function and budget. Whether joining us for a bunch or dinner, birthday or wedding rehearsal, allow our staff to make your event a gathering that is memorable and unique. Set in a beautifully rehabbed historical building, Columbus Inn sets as the perfect backdrop to your special event. Offering numerous Private Dining Room options with various floor plan layouts we are sure that you will find the perfect room to suit your needs. Many of our rooms also feature complimentary high tech AV equipment as needed. Private Event Spaces: Fenster Room - 60 guests seated / 100 cocktail affair, Ramsey Room - 50 guests seated/ 75 cocktail affair, Wally Room - 22 guests seated, Tabac Room - 12 guests seated

  • Private party contact

    events@columbusinn.net: (302) 571-1492

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