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Columbus Inn, Wilmington, DE

Columbus Inn

4.7
4.7
2318 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 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm 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

  • MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET

    $62.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    $62 per adult, $31 per child (ages 4-10). Buffet includes breakfast & lunch items (Omelette Station, Waffles, French Toast, Breakfast Meats & Potatoes, Yogurt, Bagel & Lox Station and assorted pastries and fruit), Carving Station ( Turkey, Prime Rib), Raw Bar, Seasonal Salads, Soup, Crab Cakes, Salmon and assorted sides & seasonal desserts. Drinks/Gratuity are not included in pricing. Reservations are alloted 2 hours to enjoy the buffet. Seating is throughout the restaurant and larger parties (6 or more) may be assigned to upstairs (we do not have an elevator). Please let us know if anyone in your party has mobility issues. Credit card is required to hold reservation. Cancellation within 24 hrs will be charged $25 per person.
  • Mothers Day Family Style Dinner

    $68.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Family Style Mothers Day Dinner from 5pm to 8pm. The menu will include featured raw bar items, seasonal salads, filet mignon, crab cakes, salmon, seasonal Pasta dish plus sides and dessert for your family to share. The cost is $68 per adult, $34 for children ages 4-10, 3 and under are free (does not include drinks or gratuity). * PLEASE NOTE: MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE * Due to high volume, no take out services will be offered on this day, including take-out packs. Credit Cards are REQUIRED to hold the reservation. Due to high volume, larger tables may be seated on our second floor – however, we do not have an elevator, so please let us know in your reservation if you require 1st floor seating.

What 2,318 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,318 Reviews
  1. CarvellaJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for Sunday brunch and were quite pleased with the selection, amount, presentation, and taste of the food. This is a great place to go and joy good food, lovely atmosphere.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fair. The portions huge - one portion would easily feed two. The bacon and squash pizza not good - squash does not work on pizza and the crust thick and undercooked. Please dump that from your menu.

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  3. JohnL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Never had a bad meal here. My favorite restaurant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Sunday brunch spread is 🔥🔥

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  5. RyanW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch this Easter!!! Everything was fresh and refilled even at 330 when our res was.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional this year. Service was superior with Patrick being our server. Buffet food was a higher standard than ever. Reservations as planned.

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  7. lisa

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff (Jamie) was amazing and attentive. As usually, the cocktails were generous and the food fresh and delicious.

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  8. Pete

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good but the portions of the small wedge salad was much smaller than on our many recent visits. It is half the size it just to be and the price has gone up.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Columbus Inn and were there for my husband’s birthday dinner. The short ribs and chicken parmesan were delicious. We usually sit on the heated patio because it’s quieter.

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  10. AraY

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table for 2 on a Monday at 5pm for my birthday. Indicated “special occasion-birthday” on OpenTable’s system. Made it in time for “happy hour” with reduced price appetizers. Ordered shrimp cocktail, burnt beef tips, and cheese steak spring rolls. All 3 were amazing: shrimp were plump, fresh, and packed with flavor. Cheese steak spring roll was crunchy on the outside and warm and cheesy thinly shaved beef inside. The burnt beef tips possessing amazing grill flavor balance with the right amount and tang of bbq sauce! We couldn’t pick a favorite they were all that good! She ordered the smash cheeseburger. I ordered surf and turf (scallops and short ribs). Her burger was good, if slightly dry from being “smashed” and cooked medium-well (only 1 temperature they stated). My scallops and short ribs were fantastic and full of their corresponding flavors with magnificent presentation. The Columbus Inn rarely disappoints. This was another extremely good dinner. The only negative was there was no acknowledgment of a birthday. We thought the occasion would be acknowledged by a small piece of cake or dessert, since we documented it when making reservations? Regardless, we will be back again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. WillardG

    Paris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All very nice but putting a table of four in the middle of the path to buffet was sorta like a pinball machine with people bouncing off our chairs. 🪑 Patrons hard to avoid bumping into our seating.

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  12. MJKeith

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Sunday Brunch. All the food items were good but replenishment of food and plates was lagging. All the staff was friendly and welcoming. It is a buffet, but our server did not check in with us often enough. At times felt abandoned. Very nice restaurant and will go back for dinner to see if we have a different experience. Overall positive experience with some exceptions.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. JoJo

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, and our server, Joe, made it even better!

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  14. TracyV

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience. We love the food. Great staff. Joe was on point with service. The cooks are talented. Our meals are always consistent. Every person that came to our table were so polite and friendly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food was not quite up to the level you would expect from the Columbus Inn. On my previous visit I had the Beef Short Rib entree and it was fantastic. This past visit I had the same entree and it was just not as tasty as I had remembered. Overall the evening was enjoyable. I will definitely try again to hopefully revisit my previous experience.

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  16. JB22

    Philadelphia

    658 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    658 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual elegant as their own description nails it. A very thoughtful wine list, craft cocktails, and real wait professionals add to this great dining experience. The fried Tuna Roll appetizer is ridiculously delicious, and we were lucky to score one before they sell out. Dinners included the lobster/shrimp stir fried rice and believe it or not - a perfectly prepared pub burger - (elegant / casual) - right? Both dinners cooked perfectly and great timing from the wait team between courses and keeping the adult beverages filled. Definitely need to pop in more often during the week.

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  17. Dine42

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and food were excellent. However, it was pretty noisy in the bar area but it was happy hour.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fine, atmosphere was good, food was just okay.

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  19. HoneyG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places in Wilmington! Food is always great and staff is professional and friendly. LOVE dining on outside patio. 💗

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  20. jenniferB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good!! Service was excellent Waiter friendly and professional. Will definitely return

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  21. wifey41

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and i had date night. This was our first time at the restaurant we had a lovely time waiter was amazing food so good great value for the cost we will definitely come back to enjoy ourselves!!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal at the Columbus Inn! Will be back again!

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  23. wendym

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food is so reliable and service very good. the cherry and buratta salad is amazing - added salmon makes it my favorite salad in town!

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  24. TracyV

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour experience. Our first time sitting in the bar area. Comfortable seating. Perfect ambiance. The food was amazing. Our server was attentive and polite. We will be back.

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  25. Flyer

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noah did a great job. There was one challenge with the order and he had it sorted quickly. This is one of the best restaurants in town.

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  26. Katie

    Exclusive

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    All good except for 30 young girls running around and squealing and jumping on the booths in the bar area. Besides that all good. Service and food.

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  27. Spiceboy

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    (4) ~ very good dinner overall food & service...although they should offer bread in the beginning;) Note: They do have a parking lot and Street parking is free for (2) hours. DRINKS: ** Water (tap) = (4) very good, must be filtered;) ** Double Espresso = (4) very offering FOOD: ** Seafood Cobb = (4) very good ** Kennett Pizza = (4) very tasty & shareable ** Ode to Charcoal Pit Hot Fudge Sundae = (3.5) good idea, but didn't deliver...ice cream was too hard, the Fudge was not "hot / heated" which would have helped the hard ice cream, and the description said caramel sauce, but none was found...

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  28. SteveC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good and the always a nice atmosphere! It seems that one always run into someone that you know. The calamari is one of the best in town,if not the best!

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  29. JohnN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Are Server Jamie was fantastic . Kind , Funny and just over all great service.

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  30. RobertJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent. We were allowed to make deviation to the menu selection or as the waiter said you can build it your way. Definitely will return!

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  31. ByrsaFan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to be back. We need to come back more often. Columbus Inn is always an enjoyable night out.

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  32. AmyM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice anniversary dinner. It was 1/2 price bottles of wine night which was a nice surprise.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, the oysters are always amazing. The smash burger and filet sandwich are great values and the waiters always take great care of us.

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  34. JamiesonT

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a business dinner and the table had plenty of space to work. The food was delicious, service was great, and the noise level allowed for conversation. We always enjoy dinner at the Columbus Inn.

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  35. PattiW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. I had crab cakes and a friend had the strip steak and said it melted in his month. I have also had the steakhouse salad before and was outstanding. Would recommend the 50/50 dressing.

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  36. CherylS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. This is our second visit and we will definitely be back!!

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  37. saras

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hadn’t been there in about 25 years & was not disappointed! Excellent service & fabulous food!

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  38. WaltB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    IT WAS VERY LOAD WHEN WE SAT DOWN ABOUT 6:30 PM. AS THE EVENING WENT ON, IT BECAME QUIETER.

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  39. CarynN

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food. Service is sometimes sketchy and/or slow.

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  40. ToniaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service, cost reasonable, very noisy

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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 2318 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 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Columbus Inn

2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Woodlawn
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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