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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

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Cozy (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 25, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 19, 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 17, 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 17, 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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Got the table that wanted which made everything better. Meal was okay nothing special. Eat there often enough to know that I will get for the most part value for my money. Except with the cream burlee, I do not think there was an oz of custard in the ramkin. Nevertheless Columbus is like an old pair of slippery reliable and comfy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very interesting side dishes...applesauce was tasty and unique. Service was very good. Ambiance and food were good value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I love Columbus Inn. It's a very classy place with great service and food.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great upscale meal with a warm ambiance. We were in the mood for seafood and the Columbus Inn did not disappoint.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful as always! The kitchen is usually super fast. Last night was super busy, so they were a little slower, but the food came out hot & spot on! Always a pleasure!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to Columbus Inn for Thanksgiving..
The wait was incredibly long, they must have over booked. Other than that, the experience was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Arrived at 5:00 for a 5:15 reservation, got seated at 6:37, served bread at 7:05, salad 7:30, dinner 8:00. Dinner was cold , service sucked. Very Disappointed!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We arrived at 5:00 for our 5:15 reservation. Management had clearly overestimated their seating capacity and underestimated the amount of time diners would stay for this family style Thanksgiving dinner. We were finally seated shortly after 6:15. Drinks were excellent. Turkey was moist and tender. But most sides were cold, and the stuffing was dry (with no additional gravy provided). The requested second helping of turkey never arrived. Dessert offerings were skimpy and neither coffee nor after-dinner drinks were offered. Wait staff was consistently courteous but obviously stretched far too thin, and must have been exhausted by the time the evening wound down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Seated promptly, food was delicious and the server was pleasant and efficient. We had a good experience at the Columbus Inn.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and generous. They prepared fresh salmon RARE, just as we asked! Bountiful sides with plenty of vegetables. Wonderful experience- no mess and no stress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our first ever Thanksgiving dinner out and it was a huge disappointment. The service was incredibly slow and very disorganized as was the overall place. They did not seem to have enough servers for the number of guests, the food was lukewarm, at best, and nothing terribly exciting, and not cheap. I do have to say there were two brighter spots - the coffee was quite good and hot and the desserts were tasty. Overall though, a big disappointment. I felt bad for the waitstaff.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving meal.Really like the meal being served family style.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Save yourself aggravation and stay away from the Columbus Inn! This place used to be wonderful.

This was the worst experience ever! The hostess gave our reserved table away and didn't even apologize! Isn't it standard to ask the people the name on the reservation? We had a party of six and were on time to celebrate my dear friends birthday. We had to make a suggestion on pushing tables together, so we could sit in the room was had requested. The services was horrible and the bartender argued with my friend. Horrible!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fathers Birthday

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great meal at the CI. They change the menu seasonally and the food is always great. One of my favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very enjoyable attractive restaurant with good food and ambiance. Will recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We split butternut squash bisque for our starter. It was delicious & easily could have been a meal on its own. We each had the salmon which was perfectly prepared. To finish we had two different flavors of gelato. I had decaf coffee which was very good. The entire meal was wonderful. My only frustration is I always find it to be loud. Other than that I've always had a good meal at The Inn.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was the worst experience I have ever received dinning here. My family and I have been coming here for over 12 years for family brunch to anniversaries and birthday parties. The first issue was after being seated. My grandmother and I sat for 15 minutes and our waiter or waitress had not greeted us. We has specially came for the brunch buffet so I told my grandmother to get her food and I would wait to put in our drink order. My grandmother came back and still we had not been waited on.So I went to the hostess stand to let them know we were still waiting for our server. Then I went to get my food and by the time I came back Jennifer had came already. Through out dinning she was not attentive. I had to ask another server to ask her to come and that took her 10 mins to respond. My prime rib was cold off of the buffet and I sent it back to be reheated which took 20 minutes. We chose to dine before the lunch rush so it was not busy. Mind you there were plenty of other staff members rotating about the area, even a manager who checked on other parties to see how everything was gong but he never came to our table. And our table was not hard to miss (5 top round left of the buffet). I thought the Columbus Inn was a pleasant place to dine but I guess things have changed. As a fellow person who works in the food/ hospitality industry I understand and have gone through the same things that I experienced on this very day. I'm very upset on how there was a lack of accountability and apologies toward us for our dinning experience. On a positive note there was a very pleasant and professional server, a slender Caucasian male with blond hair. He was the only person who checked on us and was very welcoming. He is a keeper and I hope you treat him well for HIS customer service.His alone was better than the restaurant as a whole.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. The seasonal menu (Fall) is fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friends birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I always enjoy the Columbus Inn. And, will continue to. But, the food service this time was slower than average. And, the women’s bathroom is really worn for a restaurant of this caliber. Paint and finishes scratched and worn and on the ceiling above the sink there was a full section of paint peeling off.

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