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About Columbus Inn

Columbus Inn has been reborn as a contemporary bar/restaurant that combines the best of both the old & new. Featuring seasonal Modern American menus with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and craft cocktails.

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2216 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
WINTER 2016/17 HOURS
DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9*pm /
Friday & Saturday 5pm-9*pm

TAVERN/BAR:
Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm
Thursday, Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturdays 5pm-7pm (Bar/Tavern only)

LUNCH:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2pm

SUNDAY BRUNCH: 10am-2pm

*We will be open for New Year's Day Brunch- 11am to 3pm. Closed January 2nd, re-opening for dinner service Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Cross Street:
Woodlawn

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 571-1492 ext. 2

Website:
http://www.columbusinn.net/

Entertainment:
Please see our Website: www.ColumbusInn.Net for upcoming events/specials.

Catering:
Columbus Inn is also available to cater private events at your location. Please contact our Event Coordinator for further details. Or visit our sister site: tastecicatering.com

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.

Executive Chef:
Ross Essner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check INN with us on our website, Facebook, or Twitter for up-to-date lists of news & happenINN's.

www.columbusinn.net

Columbus Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (25)
Business Meals (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 20 hours ago

Service was prompt. Food was ok, but soulless. They didn’t bring or offer bread or rolls or crackers or anything with our salads. The Caesar salads had croutons that looked like stale pieces of cornbread (too large and tasteless).

It’s a convenient location with plenty of parking, but I won’t go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Brunch and Good variety. The Food was fresh and prepared well.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Would have given this 5 stars except for two of the meals. One, the seafood salad was missing the tomatoes, the beans and another ingredient. So a little sparse. The chicken BLT would have been better except chicken cooked too long, and dry. The tuna and the filet mignon sandwich got rave reviews. Desserts were excellent and different from standard menu fare. Service was friendly and prompt, especially considering the waitress had a lot of tables. Also, the noise level was high, too high, and I was surprised to see a TV in the dining room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Columbus Inn never fails to deliver! It is definitely our restaurant of choice for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a romantic dinner. Food is always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice wine selection, good service from bar. Service overall was good. We weren't over- demanding, so nothing over the top was needed. No issues at all w/server- she was pleasant and attentive. Food was very good, but not insanely priced. Only drawback for me was having a table on each side of ours within a foot. Hard not to listen to them, and other way, I'm sure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Wife and I went to Columbus Inn for dinner. Appetizer , soup, entrees we selected were excellent. Unfortunately the dessert, a creme brulee, was very disappointing--was like dessert was from a different restaurant than our first two courses. Wait staff first class.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Haven’t been here in years. One of premier restaurants in the Wilmington. Not any more, at least for a Friday lunch. Their large dining room was empty. Their alternate, smaller dining was busy. Ambience was lovely, fireplace burning. Food was OK. Service was slow. It was quiet enough, since it was a smaller room. Location is good, easy to get to... . Going there depends of what your priorities are.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

What a great experience. We went for Valentine's day! Perfect Menu, Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere. Well Done Columbus Inn. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We went the day before Valentines Day and had the Tasting Menu items (1 soup or salad, 1 entree, and 1 dessert) which was an excellent value. The food was exemplary and very tasty!
HOWEVER, the service was deplorable. Our reservation was for 6:30pm and because of the extremely slow service, we didn't get our check until 9pm. And we were looking for servers to ask for our next tasting menu item! It's too bad, because otherwise, this would be a great place to recommend on account of the delicious food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I had lunch with a friend. It was her first visit, but I have been to the Columbus Inn at other times. The food was good. We had lunch at 1:00, so it was not too busy and noisy.
The food was good and the service excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The atmosphere was quite lovely with a fire going. Three for lunch celebrating a birthday. We each had the crab cake sandwich with house made chips. Presentation was nice. Food was tasty but the crab cake was very small. Looked lost on the bun once you moved the lettuce and pickle that had been stacked on top. The Manhattan cocktail was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

There was a time when the Columbus Inn was on the top of my list. Not anymore. It is not what it used to be. The last two times I have been there, the service was just mediocre. Both times I had to look for wait staff to take our order. Both times we had to wait too long to get our bill. I will not be going there for a long time I hope it improves.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant was nice and food was good. When I walked my date to her door my hands were sweating I was so nervous. I kissed her and she turned around and started making gagging sounds, that was embarrassing. The worst part was when I got in my truck, this guy pulls up in a tricked out Volkswagen and she comes out the door and they ride off. I hope she calls.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great selection of brunch foods. Cozy atmosphere and fine service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

While the food was very good, we were disappointed with the inattentive service we received. On at least two occasions during our meal our server was nowhere to be found for 15 minute stretches. This occurred at the beginning of the meal just after being seated and letting him know we had only just begun to look at the menu, and again at the end of the meal when we were ready to ask for the check. In past visits we did not have any problems, so this was unexpected and not up to the usual standards we expect from the Columbus Inn.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The homemade applesauce purée with cranberry and pomegranate chutney was spectacular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My friends and I had the perfect brunch! The waitstaff was very helpful and friendly, not overly watchful. We sat next to the fireplace which was perfect on the freezing winter morning we came in. The only downfall was there was so much good food that we weren't able to try because we ate. So. Much.

Guess we have to go back!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service , Atmosphere and Food were all quite good. I have only one concern. One of our dinners was Prime Rib and although it was done correctly and was tasty. The particular cut received was loaded with fat and in some cases difficult to separate from the meat.
So I would say the overall experience was very good but the difference between that and excellent was the cut of the meat

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for a date night last week. Arrived a little early and was able to take advantage of the happy hour menu at the bar before our dinner. Cocktails were great, as was the gingersnap brie. Dinner was excellent! The sparerib stroganoff was amazing, and I am not a mushroom lover. Service was wonderful and we are already planning our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My third time dining here, absolutely love the atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Last minute reservation that turned into an enjoyable evening dinner with family.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were there for anniveesary we were seated near fireplace which was nice. But were were also next to a very noisy bar with loud music.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Blew a main fuse 10 minutes after we arrived. Were unable to fix problem. Comped our drinks

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reservation was made for 4...new years eve 2017. My husband has frequented this establishment on several occasions for business and thus recommended for our annual new years eve dinner with family (from out of state). An hour into our pre dinner drinks, the electricity shuts off..staff continues to play through as if nothing is wrong and the lights come back on....lights off again...staff continue to play through and seat us for dinner. Mind you it is below 20 degrees outside and now the restaurant is getting cold and and lights go out again after the second course. our waitress was very apologetic however she was clueless in how to handle the situation...which was understood. Manager on duty was no where to been seen...Needless to say we ended up leaving and going to another establishment for dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant lost power multiple times throughout our time there. This resulted in many patrons leaving and our not receiving our entire meal. They accommodated this through an adjustment to our bill, but still disappointing on such a festive night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had to eat in the dark electricity off with coats on champagne was comentry we were never offered it plus could not get coffee because no electric the worst I ever had at the Columbus inn the service was awful

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As usual the food never disappoint. 👍🏽Unfortunately the table we were given was near the door so we had to keep our coats on 😑
Drinks were on point! Love my Merry mule
My guests were very appreciative of the meal. Thank you chefs! We had a marvelous waiter
As I said the place NEVER disappoint I LOVE IT My Fav spot

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was very high quality. Great atmosphere for the Holidays.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always delicious. Great atmosphere. Happy hour is a bargain with delicious food and dribk choices. Bartender made me a delicious spicy margarita. Just like i like em! My only complaint is the noise level in the bar area can be very high. Low ceilings and they sometimes play the music too high. Cant hear conversations at times. Overall love this place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food. Bartending substandard. An Old-Fashion is a staple bar drink. Everyone should know to muddle fruit for this drink. I received sugar water and bourbon. Yuk!! Our waiter was in a big hurry. Next time I will eat at the bar and hope that Zack is there to make my drink!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was not good. I do not think I can blame our server for the experience entirely as the restaurant seemed understaffed that night. We waited quite a while for our appetizers and then within 60 seconds someone else from the wait staff placed our entrees on the table. Our server recognized the timing was not good and offered to take our entrees away to keep them warm. As for the quality of the food, the soup (appetizer) was not warm enough and the crab cake entrée was salty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was fabulous. Creative. Great options. The only downside is the noise but it won’t keep us away.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food and drinks were great! The service was good too. We sat on the bar side, which was a little loud but it fit our personality. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good food, drinks, and a great atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and very good service except that the bar orders were slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is a go to page for us. We've never left disappointed. Love the food and hanging out at the bar before hand for a cocktail.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was good. Service and pacing was almost unacceptably slow. No explanation of the delay in courses. Other tables of similar size around us seated much, much later and we finishing dessert at the same time - or sooner.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Meals to over an hour to get to the table. When they got there it was below average.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Whether dressed to the nines or barely casual, Columbus Inn is a great place for family and friends to get together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit, but, won't be the last. Met friends for a birthday dinner. The service, food and ambiance were very good. We had a lovely dinner fireside.

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