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Columbus Inn

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1494 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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: $50 per adult/$25 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 1494 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Juls
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ScottC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. Service was great.

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Toast
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
104 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Overall a decent experience. The food was subpar for my opinion. The service really did it in for me and e terrible drinks. We got the specialty Fall Bellini which just tasted like flat white wine with no flavor. The next drink was the peach sidecar which was much better. My friend has the end of summer sangria which had none of the fruits or ingredients listed. Just oversoaked white under ripened strawberries. When we inquired we were met with Joeys response of “oh the Bartenders must have changed the drink not quite sure.” We weren’t offered another beverage to replace it and the server Joey seemed like he would rather be anywhere else in the world but at Columbus Inn. The whole time he was very short, polite, but very minimalistic in his approaches. Like when we would bring up an issue he would address one person then speed off without even asking about the other guest. I had the filet and eggs which was classic. Not amazing but well cooked properly. Good but not great. The highlight of the meal was by far the specialty grilled cheese with short rib and Soup. Or should I say the soup was the star. Perfectly balanced with acidity and seasoning. Would come back for this alone. I would just skip the surly server who seemed to be too busy to really give us the attention we need. There was a total of 2 tables in the whole building (we arrived before it opened) and hey we constantly felt like we had to search for the sever. No offense to him. Joey could’ve been just having a bad day so I’ll give some slack but maybe the fact that we were young meant we were meant to have great service. As someone who worked in the industry over a decade it’s terrible as I had rated Th is very highly to my friend and this was a birthday celebration. Just wish things were better. Still great sandwich

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vipNik922
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Morgan was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service. Loved the outside heated patio. Just awesome!

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vipRich
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Columbus Inn is as good as it ever was. Nice menu selection with delicious Seafood Cobb salad!

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is amazing here! With all of the sharing sides, it makes you want to invite others to join you so that it doesn’t look like you’ll be eating all of this amazing food by yourself. 😅

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vipMichaelS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and nice atmosphere!!

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LindaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it! We were there for a birthday/anniversary dinner and it was simply perfect. The wait staff was spot on and the food was incredibly delicious. The ambiance was perfect. We can’t wait to go back again.

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DanielM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first experience with Brunch at CI proved to be outstanding overall - Noah supplied great service, the brunch format is a winner as were all of the individual preparations. Our meal consisted of a well dressed salad, fresh cut fruit, our two well executed entrees (Filet and Eggs + Shrimp & Grits) and the family style plate of crispy bacon, breakfast potatoes and sausages. From greeting to departure, we very much enjoyed the options and delivery. And, for those who care - and everyone should - they observed all Covid protocols.

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BenjaminL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch. Everything was fresh and delicious. The staff is always pleasant and attentive.

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dancingqueen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very pleasant and accommodating. We were there for Sunday brunch - food is so good, we will definitely be returning. I want to try everything! Very relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal as always. I’m always very happy with how they accommodate my food allergy.

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vipKennyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We started with the meat and cheese board which was a nice variety and good deal. We all had sandwiches which were also delicious and filling. We sampled a few cocktails which also hit the spot. Our server Joe was pleasant and professional. We dined outside on the patio which felt very safe. They are definitely taking all the necessary precautions during this tough time. We hope to visit again soon before it gets too cold for outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome and pleasant staff. The food was excellent.

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vipFasteddie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent, 4 separate dinners , all excellent, varied menu, superb service.

FAQs

Columbus Inn does offer 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 1494 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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