Columbus Inn

4.7
1794 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1794 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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AJRogers
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for husband.

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JoeM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Our server Francis was very professional and attentive to our needs. Awesome atmosphere and food

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

There were at least 3 mice running around the dining room towards the end of our meal.

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SusanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tomato bisque was wonderful!!
Cherry and pistachio salad was also great!
Our server helped me to choose my entree and he was absolutely spot on - the Halibut was fantastic.

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Margaret
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Columbus Inn does not disappoint. The food and service were superior; ambiance was cozy and excellent! Our server even noted the special occasion of my sons birthday and made his dessert festive! We really enjoyed it.

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vipDeMama
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This particular visit to the Columbus Inn was disappointing. I ordered the "Monday Special" which was a crab cake and a petite filet (medium rare). I also requested no vinegar potatoes because of a food intolerance. My plate came with the potatoes which I placed on the bread plate. I went to cut my rather petite filet and it was so well done I asked for a box at the end of the night so I could bring it home for my dog. Mentioned these situations to the server when she asked how everything was. The manager came over and asked, "What would you like me to do? I heard there was an issue with your dinner?" I explained and said, "what do you think you should do?" The answer was a free dessert. Really. I lost respect and faith in a place that we used to frequent.

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NicoleQ89
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place. We sat by the fireplace and really enjoyed our meal. We were disappointed that they ran out of lobster but the filet was amazing. Service was slower than normal but friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Enjoyed eating by the fire. Desserts were also delicious.

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vipchick
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal, very good crab appetizer, husband had soup which was very good, halibut was very good, steak was very good. Service and drinks are always very good.

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vipSunnyR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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Momofeel
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner at Columbus inn. The food was delicious snd it was very busy. Relaxed and happy environment. Servers were very busy and nice.

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MHI021417
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had crisp calamari which was very good enjoyed that quite a bit, my wife had pumpkin seed crusted halibut which was very good, I’m sorry I didn’t order that also. I had the twin fillets with potato wedges and a lettuce wedge, I asked for medium and the two fillets came out well done, they took it back and redid it to medium, however by the time it came back, I had eaten the lettuce wedge, potatoes, and anything else that was one my plate. End up taking on of the fillets home. We had an excellent server Francis and the evening was enjoyable, we will be back.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ! Excellent service, accomodating and friendly. Great atmosphere.

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lisa
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, good service

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vipEsteban
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Columbus Inn. As with any great eatery, it all begins with the food. Plenty of choices on the menu. As appetizers we had the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Amazing, both. We had the Branzino fish special and the shrimp and lobster fried rice as main courses. Both beyond delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server, Katrina was knowledgeable, attentive, upbeat and helpful. In brief, a perfect evening!

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Augie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. Unbelievably horrible.

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GretchenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation at 6 - we were seated promptly. Service & fooD were excellent

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We done here frequently but last night was not good for us. Food was not up to standard and it was very loud,

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JoanieD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our favorite place to eat

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AraY
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazed how busy it was for a Tuesday 6pm! Regardless, from experience, we know the food is always outstanding! This time was no exception. She ordered steak and I had the encrusted halibut. Hers was to die for!..fantastic beef flavor, cooked exactly to order, presentation was a 10/10 and the 3 bite size pieces of porkbelly? WAS AMAZING. My fish took 2nd place. Seating we opted for the patio. There are heaters and it’s enclosed and no other diners had chosen the patio. PERFECT for a quiet dining experience, but then the little mice came out to say hi. Not kidding, we saw several (cute) small grey mice casually walking on the floor. We weren’t upset but just didn’t want them to crawl up our legs so I was inconvenienced to get up every 10mins or so and make them scamper over the stone wall and out of view. We didn’t notify the management but I’m sure they know of the mice on the patio. We will most likely eat there again. I had to take 1 star off for the little critters, otherwise would have been 5/5 experience. Wishing I took a couple photos now that I’m leaving the review on Opentable.

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JamesM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Noah was excellent. He was very attentive which mad the experience enjoyable.

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vipcbh328
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our server, Joe, was very good and attentive. The food was, as always, excellent. But I have to say what impressed me the most was that the noise level was such that we could have a conversation without raising our voices. I don’t believe there was music playing and that made for a much more enjoyable experience. When the patrons tend to be on the older side, I don’t think most restaurants realize how important it is for the restaurant to control the noise level. There’s enough noise from conversations so music isn’t needed in my opinion. Everything was great, as it usually is at the Inn! Thank you!

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Cosmicott
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was for Thanksgiving day - They were overbooked and understaffed. Apparently, some staff called out - Despite this the staff working pulled together and did great - Sure we had to wait an extra hour to be seated - but, it all worked out well in the end. The food was great and worth the price... Drinks were not cheap... but I guess one knows that when they decide to go to the Columbus Inn. I'd go again.

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lisa
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jose took very good care of us. The food was very good and it had a very pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I requested special timing and dessert for my wife's 50th birthday. Neither happened. Slow service delayed and no desert or even acknowledgement of the birthday or our deadline to finish dinner by 730pm (2 hrs for 2 people).

Special cake and steak was good but steak small fillet was over cooked for medium rare so dry on over 1/2.

We will be back to try again. The wine was great. Server was nice just overworked.

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DeaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Joe, was fantastic! He was attentive by making sure we had everything we wanted without making us feel rushed. We will definitely return.

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Greatfriendshettogether
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was a total team effort. From the reception to Noah who did a spectacular job serving. Really nice atmosphere

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vipRicardoM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great drinks prepared by bartender, Emily and Abby. Super great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great Service wonderful love this place always

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AlisonH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and wine list were outstanding!

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vipGregB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, our favorite restaurant in town. You need to try it if you haven't yet.

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Grammy
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. Food, ambiance and service was great for a special occasion for two.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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Vicky
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both our meals were very good - double filet and seafood salad. We ate in the bar area which was noisy but had an energetic vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was great.

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Bwitt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. No bread though. Loved fireplace. A bit loud. Overall great time.

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time. The food was good, and we caught the tail end of Happy Hour which offered discounts on apps and drinks. We plan to go back again.

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Glasgowgal
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing and pleasant dining experience. The food is always very good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nick was amazing! One of the guests was gluten free and he went out of his way to check with the chef and offered recommendations. He was also a pleasure to speak to. We will ask for Nick next time we visit!

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JeffT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have never been here. We wanted to try something different to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary and we weren't disappointed.

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 1794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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