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Columbus Inn, Wilmington, DE

Columbus Inn

4.7
4.7
1895 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 28 times today

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

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What 1,895 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Notable Wine List

  • Delaware

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal great service try the short ribs and the tuna roll. Both are exceptional. Dessert choices are also quite good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  3. CK

    ChristopherK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and better service!
  4. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Went here on a Thursday night for dinner. The food was excellent but we had 2 waitresses (I assume one was in training) and it took us 2 hours for 2 of us to eat dinner. Normally we are in a restaurant for about an hour but this was our first time here and maybe this is the norm. We felt the time it took to be waited on and to finally leave was extreme. Even getting a refill on drinks was a process. We skipped desert due to the length of time it took because we thought “well that will take another half hour” as stated it was a Thursday night and wasn’t super crowded. We would recommend eating here as everything else aside from the service was top notch. But if you do go make sure to give yourself some time because you might be there a while
  5. FM

    FredM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I wanted an early light supper, so we dined in the Tavern on high chairs. Food was excellent, reasonable and we didn't have to wait. The service was great.
  6. A

    Anonymous

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waiter came initially for drink order and then dinner order, then didn't see him until the dinner was almost done, asked for a beer and ten minutes later still no beer. I guess he thought I was going to down a pint of beer while paying the check. Inside is crazy loud. Won't be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food and service!
  9. CB

    CheriB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Thanks for making Father's Day special and memorable. My husband really enjoyed the peach sidecar doing, as well.
  10. KR

    KRGDelaware

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service as always. We only go on special occasions and they NEVER disappoint. This is our favorite place to eat as a family.
  11. GM

    GavinM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Father’s Day lunch. Food was very enjoyable and the family style serving was a nice approach. Appetizers, main course options and desserts were first class. If anything we had too much food. Planning to return to try their regular menu.
  12. TP

    TomPoor

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service great food nice atmosphere
  13. AT

    ATV315

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I love it here. Super consistence , great food and prices are very fair. Offer some unique wines by the glass.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar area was a little loud at peak, but restaurant, food and service was excellent!
  15. GB

    GregB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love both the food and servers. But this visit really was great because the cowboy cut pork chop was again one of the specials. It was sooo tasty!
  16. GF

    GFOptions

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Many gluten free options are available. Our meals were excellent; our server was attentive. We look forward to dining at CI again
  17. MR

    MargaretR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant and the staff were helpful and professional. The food is excellent, and the specials are always top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  18. R

    Rusty

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a nice dinner, but not the best. My filet was good and my wife enjoyed her salmon. But, it seemed like everything was in slow motion and we don’t know if that was a problem with the staffing of the kitchen. There were three occupied tables when we arrived, but it still took almost 15 minutes to get a simple salad. Our server did her best and even apologized for the delays. While the food was certainly enjoyable, it was hard to enjoy the entire evening.
  19. S

    Sallycoo

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Shellfish Cobb Salad is the best thing on any menu anywhere in the state of Delaware. Last night's meal did not disappoint! Our server was efficient and very attentive. The ambience on the porch is very nice-traffic noise can get loud but after a while you don't hear it. And that's part of the experience, in my mind. The value was good, especially for what you get in the Cobb. Lobster, lump crab, shrimp-all plentiful. The chocolate cake was big enough for 4, although the 2 of us did it proud. Can't wait to come back!
  20. l

    lovedesserts

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Seated right away. Placed our order. Food took over an hour to arrive. Food very good. Waitress never returned to see how meal was or if need refill on drinks. Had to wait a long time to find waitress for bill.
  21. CM

    CM40Acres

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Columbus Inn is consistently a pleasure. Great selection of seasonal cocktails. Extensive wine list. Menu offers variety and some classics. Excellent service.
  22. MI

    MICHAELC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a real nice time, but I was used to a dress code and was kind of glad you got rid of that even though some people seemed to take advantage of it -
  23. SS

    SueS

    Philadelphia

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Salmon on risotto was very good, as was the seafood fried rice. Arrogant cauliflower is awesome. Service on the patio can be a bit slow, but server was good.
  24. DW

    DebW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, filets were delicious — calamari ok - a little undercooked and relish sauce would be better served on the side! Lovely evening on the patio! Will definitely go back soon!!
  25. DD

    DoloresD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Waitstaff was very attentive. The atmosphere was very conducive for a fine dining experience. Food was correct temperature when served. Many choices on the menu. I would definitely return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Jose was a superb waiter. Definitely recommend!
  27. RV

    RickV

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The kitchen staff shined. The food was delicious, hot when it arrived at the table, and expertly plated. The colors and textures of our salmon and short rib dishes blended well. Francis provided excellent service and was attentive without hovering. The courses weren’t hurried at all and he made our date night memorable. Great job to everyone at Columbus Inn, even the hostess who greeted us and wished us a happy anniversary.
  28. S

    Sleigh333

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well done! Perfect atmosphere to celebrate my daughters graduation!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding - delicious food and friendly service
  30. d

    deborahk

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Will go back again soon! Had filet mignon and salad, husband had pork belly appetizer which he loved along with strip steak. Meat was cooked perfectly.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good overall. Make sure when your busy to have someone acknowledge your clients after their seated.Took 20 mins I called from my seat and told them and finally someone came over. All good everyone was super nice though! Maybe was newer staff. Great drinks we will go again!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner! Good service and good food!
  33. l

    lisa

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often dine here on our way to NY. The special porchetta pork chop was juicy and delicious, the Parmesan grits and spicy broccoli rabe where equally tasty. My husband enjoyed the filet mignon sandwich with fries. The drinks were well made and our server was very attentive. Highly recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations for a party of 6 am for 5pm seating on tavern side. Check in went well ; ambiance is always nice. The food was excellent as was the service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I chose Columbus inn for our anniversary dinner this evening and had a great time! The food, the service and ambiance were all top notch! We had never been before this evening, but we will certainly return!
  37. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is always enjoyable visiting The Columbus Inn. My wife and I enjoyed.
  38. S

    Strav

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tavern at the Columbus Inn is a fun place to be. It has a great atmosphere. The food and drinks are really good.
  39. L

    Lunch

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly huge shrimp cocktail and grandma's perogies were delicious. Perfect cocktails. Excellent service. Thanks Jaime
  40. J

    Johnny

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious.

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 1895 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 28 times today
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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