Columbus Inn

4.7
1508 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

Support Columbus Inn during COVID-19

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: $52 per adult/$26 per child (ages 4-10) Includes Soup & Salad, Turkey & Filet with traditional sides & dessert are served for table share. We will not be offering any a la carte or bar menu. Credit card is required to secure reservation.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Special A la carte dining menu. Reservations strongly recommended as walk-in seating will be limited to bar area only. Credit card are required to secure reservation.

What 1508 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJewels
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday celebration with my mom and sister. The service was wonderful and the food even better. Looking forward to our next visit.

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MaryJo
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. We liked the family style serving of the accompaniments.

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Jonathon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Our reservation was ready, no waiting. Service was excellent. Proper distance between tables made us feel comfortable relative to COVID and the staff wore face masks at all times. All other patrons wore masks when moving around the restaurant. And the food was absolutely delightful.

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SusanR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal. Our server was wonderful and attentive. The environment was cozy and comfortable. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Delaware

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john
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Seating spaced at a comfortable distance. The shrimp and grits dish was delicious!

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SamuelD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. This was our first time there but definitely not our last. The staff was friendly and courteous. The food was excellent, I had Filet and you could cut it with a fork and my wife had the Salmon also very delicious. Highly recommend The Columbus Inn.

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vipBryanS
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here in a month and it was even better than the first. We again sat outdoors on the heated patio. Service by Noah was excellent. The food was exceptional: my beef short ribs were possibly the best I’ve ever eaten and were presented with great artistry. Another standout was the Arrogant Cauliflower appetizer - 2 of them were devoured by the four of us. Based on consecutive very good and now outstanding experiences here I would highly recommend Columbus Inn for a great dining experience.

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NormanH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambiance. Romantic atmosphere. Wait staff was very accommodating. We wanted an open air outside table so they rolled up the plastic sheets around the patio.

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vipNik922
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing but we had a party of 6 and they didn’t tell me the added 20% tip. I’m ok with it and added more but should have been told

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Lindsed
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always love this place. Miss the brunch buffet and wish the server could have been present more but food was good as always and very nice atmosphere

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vipFoodie63
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Spooky Brunch was good. Hot chocolate very rich. French toast good, kids grilled cheese good, and Corned beef hash very tender. Service friendly and courteous. Ambiance nicely decorated for Halloween. Nice touch giving the kids candy. Social distancing maintained. Thank you.

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Anners
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambience excellent as usual. Staff here should pick a different livelihood. That is always the issue here. Customer service is key! Bartender and our waiter were abrupt and unfriendly from the moment we arrived. Love this gem but staff are bringing it down.

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Juls
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always excellent here! The cookie dough French toast is the absolute best!

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ScottC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Service! Never disappointed! A little loud in the main room thanks to a 7 person party, but hey, people are excited just to be able to get out and enjoy a great meal.

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vipBryanS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio and really enjoyed excellent service from Joe. Entrees we’re all excellent and the wine (Juggernaut Cabernet) outstanding. Highly recommended.

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JaymieL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our anniversary dinner at the Columbus Inn, a classic warm and inviting place with great food and ambiance. I started with the oysters on the half shell, which were delicious. For an entree, I enjoyed the Wild Isles Salmon with risotto, and my husband had the Shellfish Cobb salad. Both were excellent. Our server Noah was personable and efficient, and we were very comfortable with the way they are handling safety during the pandemic. For dessert we shared the Double Chocolate cake, which was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always delicious!

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Toast
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - what a surprise - portions were enormous - food was delicious. Love you can pay with your phone -
Due to covid 19 and tables so spread - the area was a bit nosier than normal - but worth the sound.

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vipDineOutTravelAbout
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for restaurant week the choices were great other than the desserts which were just OK

Wish that the outdoor dining had more access to the true outside very limited on the edge by the outside

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vipGLC55
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the staff/service was great.

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Cara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to go to Columbus Inn, i finally decided to for restaurant week! Food was absolutely delicious and our server was very nice. can’t wait to dine again.

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Can't wait to go back! Great time with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
271 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandywine Valley Restaurant week was fabulous as always. This menu was so varied it was difficult to decide what to order. Handled the virus pandemic situation extremely well. Great service, delicious food, served at the right temperatures, with superb ambiance. The salmon is my favorite . This is one of our faves and we will be back!

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and wine! Really enjoyed sitting on the enclosed patio.

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foodies
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I wish I could have rated Columbus Inn higher. We hadn't been there in years and were looking forward to it. We went for Restaurant Week. My husband did not really enjoy his stuffed trout, kind of mushy and trout tasteless. My food was very tasty but I asked for a medium well filet (I know) and got medium rare, but I ate around the edges and took it home for leftovers. The wedge salads were delicious and my creme brulee was as well.
Service was very pleasant, but unattentive. We waited for everything. Ambiance not great in the back room. I know hard with Covid. Maybe we'll give it a try another time.

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vipjoanne
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, nice menu options, nice presentation. The outdoor space was well-done and quite comfortable even on a chilly evening. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service!!

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Gblkrum
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Columbus Inn is always warm and inviting. The food is always good and the servers are always on top of their game with advice and recommendations. It is a little quieter now that there are fewer people but that hasn't stopped this from being a must go to place. I would always a recommendation for the location, especially since the seating is more limited now.

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vipmanfred
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I would agree that the era of COVID & restaurants serving food has been challenging. So it also is time for some restaurants to re-invent themselves.
The food Tuesday night was (if I remember correctly from other visits) always tasty.

Because people are becoming more conscious about nutritious & healthier choices it should be a lot easier than ever before to offer either less fried & salty bar foods &/or to start offering more plant-based vegetable dishes in place of way too many animal proteins.

Would I recommend your restaurant to friends? Not without a critique that your menu needs a serious upgrade for anyone who is planning to support restaurants' dining again & finding healthier alternatives.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week and the deal was amazing! Steak perfectly cooked as always. Also, they need to put the pumpkin gnocchi with alfredo sauce on the menu for fall. Can’t wait to get back.

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vipheatherP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and waiter was fabulous! We sat at a high top next to the bar. I don’t recall the waiters name, but he was great.

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at Columbus Inn. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. We went to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and they didn't miss a single detail, we were greeted with champagne as we're seated, such a lovely surprise. Food was outstanding and we took our dessert to go, it was yummy. We will be back again soon and would highly recommend to all. Thank you again you made our evening out a wonderful experience.

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MaureenA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Service was good. Nice setting

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Walt
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent! Main entrees were very good. Seasonal salad...fair.

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vipCathyG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Would recommend to anyone looking for good food and atmosphere!

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 1508 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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