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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Wilmington, DE 19806
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
WINTER 2016/17 HOURS
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)
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(302) 571-1492 ext. 2
Please see our Website: www.ColumbusInn.Net for upcoming events/specials.
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
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.
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:
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Columbus Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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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