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Columbus Inn

961 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9*pm /
Friday & Saturday 5pm-9*pm

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

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

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-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
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Phone number
(302) 571-1492 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ross Essner
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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:
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Cross street
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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.
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Please see our Website: www.ColumbusInn.Net for upcoming events/specials.
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Special events & promotions
Check INN with us on our website, Facebook, or Twitter for up-to-date lists of news & happenINN's.

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
What 961 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneHK (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days 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.

vipMEandSHE (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

4.0  Dined 5 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.

chefmom (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

DMfromChaddsFord (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

Weenjoyeatingout (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

MaureenD (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 7 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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

RJaYB (Philadelphia)
2.0  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.

vipDEdiner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

NLHC (Atlantic City)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

DelawareTasteBud (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

vipTimF (Philadelphia)
3.0  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.

DAPHNE (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

SteenyA (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

vipDaniel (Philadelphia)
4.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.