Columbus Inn

4.7
1741 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

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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 1741 people are saying
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JosephH
Key West
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality establishment with top notch food and service. High end dining experience that I would recommend for anyone to experience.

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bryon26
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Appealing venue; excellent cuisine; service was very good.

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vipFergieking
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best from start to finish. Excellent drinks, food, and service. Lovely outdoor seating.

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vipRobinF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The steak was absolutely terrible

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Vegetarian
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love their outdoor patio. Everything we had was delicious. Wish they had a vegetarian entree option other than pizza.

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vipMES0303
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

As a long time patron of the Columbus Inn, I must say our experience this past Saturday evening for dinner was disappointing. Unfortunately, our evening began with a 35-40 minute wait for an appetizer (Avocado Toast with Salmon). Our server Jamie (extremely nice) informed us that the kitchen ran out of avocado and was making more. We asked to speak with a manager and this is where our evening went really bad. Admen, the manager, approached our table, did not introduce himself, had a very bad attitude and said “It’s Saturday night and the Kitchen is really busy” . He did not apologize for the wait on our appetizer. We informed the manager that we felt that lack of communication on what had occurred was poor and he said that he would speak with Jamie about this issue. However, as a manager at a restaurant that is under staffed, I felt that this was management’s responsibility and told him just that. He indicated that our appetizer would be compensated. Admen served us our appetizer and entrees without speaking and was noticeably angered at us and clearly did not want to speak to us any further. At this point I asked for his name. I truly hope this was a one time occurrence and that in the future management can treat their paying patrons with respect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great waiter and food!

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DanO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Columbus Inn never disappoints!

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Sherry
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food. Fish a bit over cooked and dry. Asked for bread or rolls but they don’t have any

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ambience was perfect for a nice summer evening dinner.

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Poppi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Restaurant had a musty odor on arrival. Lighting was better than I remembered and food was good but not great.

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vipKennethB
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary with our friends who also shared the same date for their anniversary. Service provided by our server Noah was outstanding, food and drinks were excellent and the whole evening was just wonderful. Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking for a top notch dinner in Wilmington, DE.

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vipBevt
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Columbus Inn is always a quality experience! Our cozy table, delicious drinks and appetizers were just perfect. Very comfortable place!
Beverly and Harry Thomes

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vipDesh
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Looking forward to next time.

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CharlesM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there back in March and it was exceptional so we took the parents it was still good but it was much more crowded than last time and I'm not one for a noisy dinner

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KatherineC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary and we loved it! Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, great service and so many wine options! We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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lisa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was superb. Our waiter Jose was attentive and respectful. We always stop here on our way to New York and have never been disappointed!

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's definitely a local favorite, as we tend to dine here at least once a week. The food is amazing, drinks yummy, and the atmosphere is energetic. Plus if you have an AAdvantage account with American Airlines, you get miles for dining!

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ChristineC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Columbus Inn, they never disappoint and consistently provide good food, services, and drinks.

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Rokes21
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Cobb is amazing

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we will definitely be back!!

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vipAaliyahC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an Amazing experience! One of my Faves!

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Columbus Inn makes everyone feel special. Our server, Jose, was the best. The food and drink were delicious and the setting couldn't have been better; beautiful and quiet.

One of my favorite places to celebrate special occasions.

Thank you.

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bryon26
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Superb food. Attractive and appealing ambiance. The Columbus Inn never disappoints. One of my favorite restaurants, to which I always look forward to returning. Thanks and Kudos!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner for my husband’s birthday with his parents. Service and food were wonderful. Great outdoor seating.

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ShaylaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this place for my mother’s birthday. It’s beautiful with its Tiki Torches outside and gorgeous lighting inside. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. I will come back one day, but with my friends. If you need a place to go for date night, girls night, or honoring a family member, this place is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've been visiting birth Rehoboth and Wilmington the last couple weeks some excellent restaurants. By far, or meal at Columbus Inn was the best. I ordered the crab cakes and mixed green salad, and I completely cleaned my plate. My wife and uncle also responded the same way (salmon). We will definitely be back to Delaware and will need to visit the CI again!

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JudyK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Crab Cake sandwich was the size of a crab ball. Price way too high for portion.
Was seated next to mens bathroom and serving station even though other tables were available.

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Sheilanoon
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful deck setting. Yummy food. We had a great time. Thank you!

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vipChaddsfordfoodie
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside, which was lovely! Our server, Cassidy , was excellent. We started with the oysters on the half shell- they were big, sweet and worth the price. We also had the Tuna rolls, again, delicious. My husband had the trout for his entree. He usually does not order any fish, but he decided to try it- he said it was absolutely perfect. Very moist, seasoned very well, and the greens that accompanied the entree were excellent. I decided to try the shellfish conn salad. It looked beautifully presented, but the best part was it had a bounty of shellfish. All in all, it was an excellent meal. We will be coming back again soon!

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NormanH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Service was also good. Good menu selection but no bread service was available.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Morgan was amazing and very helpful with recommendations food was on point and Morgan was a great ambassador for the restaurant brand

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Fancy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was even nicer than I expected. Such a perfect date night.

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Eatdrinkandbemerry
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there on a Friday night and received excellent service even though they were starting to get busy. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very pleasant.

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DeeF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating my husband's birthday with family. Delicious food, excellent company and great service - Thanks Jamie!! :-)

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vipPhil
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Columbus Inn while on a getaway from Pittsburgh. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The table was ready when we arrived. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was expertly prepared. I had the filet and my wife had crab cake. We also splurged on dessert! The restaurant has an extensive wine list, include a wide selection of Spanish reds and whites, which is very rare. They also offer wine specials on Wednesdays. We would definitely return.

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CrystineT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a warm and inviting atmosphere. The rooms were beautiful and the food was delicious. Only complaint was that we were placed at a rocky table and when asked to move to a more stable option staff seemed perplexed and unwilling stating that they had another reservation that was ALREADY late she noted. Considering this and the fact that we had been seated at the poor table I was surprised that this was even a discussion topic but once determined that we could relocate staff did not assist in the move, so we had to move our own drinks apps and personal affects and they walked away. Now this was not a deal breaker of the evening as I’m pretty light hearted but not the best first impression. I’d ask for more of this young staff in the future to be realistic and more helpful should this arise for any guest.

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 1741 OpenTable diners.

Columbus Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/columbus-inn/giftcards.

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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