Columbus Inn

4.7
1761 reviews
$30 and under
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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Experiences

  • Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner

    $57.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at CI with our family style menu. Includes soup and salads, entrees and sides, and dessert served in abundance to share with your family. Reservations are required and space is limited. For parties of six or more, we do utilize our upstairs dining rooms, so please note if anyone in your party has mobility issues. For parties over 8, please call the restaurant to make your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1761 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipNik922
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner and service

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Anne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second happy hour experience at the Columbus Inn. Both times, the service was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. The prime rib sandwich and arrogant cauliflower are my favorites. We ate outdoors and the patio has a great ambiance.

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derrickh
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy Hours is fun, engaging and safe. Give it a chance

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! Two things were annoying, one being the table next to us were watching a horse race on their phone and had the volume turned up. The noise level was high. Not sure how you would control that except I’ve been placed they played music which brought the noose down at tables. Overall, we had great service and food!! Definitely going back!!

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SallyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server, Mark, was friendly and efficient. The drinks were delivered promptly and our order was taken and served while hot. The food was delicious and, of course, we love the atmosphere. We miss the assorted breads and butter as we are not the appetizer types. Large parties near us have a tendency to be loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, and we loved our table by the fireplace. The only bad part is that so many of the dishes sound great that it's hard to choose. The pork belly bites just melt in your mouth. Great cocktails as well. Too bad we're just visiting Wilmington, otherwise we would come often.

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VinceT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for an anniversary dinner. We celebrated here. Service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The manager and staff really assisted in making our dinner a complete success. Thank you

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LynnW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Columbus Inn is our favorite place to go for special occasions. My husband and I were celebrating our 45th anniversary. Joe, our sever was superb? Friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our experience couldn’t have been better. The CI never disappoints.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

We are regulars at Columbus. We took a table outside. Patio was overrun with bold mice! One even jumped from the iron fence onto our table. Our waiter Joseph dismissed it saying we were outside and in the city. However we’ve been going for years and have never seen it like this. We moved inside.

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SusanD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Good was fresh and hot. Very tasty. The server was kind enough to ask me if I wanted to refill on my rum punch, but she forgot to ask my husband if he needed another refill on his soda. My daughter was not asked if she wanted a refill on her Shirley Temple, either.
I thought that was strange. Considering it was my husband's birthday and our first time coming to this establishment, He was very disappointed That's something like that was completely missed.

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Adaeze
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great! We really enjoyed ourselves! The food was great and the service was prompt and the people really nice and cheerful

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MichaelR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great table
Competent and personable server and host
Excellent food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience here and great food.

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Freddie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cauliflower starter and crab salad were both delicious and in generous portions. The outdoor patio was a perfect spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were lucky to have a booth table. The ambience is very cozy. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the desserts the most. Portion size of the entrees was a bit on the small side for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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KRIS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Longer wait for food than usual

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AdamS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love the Columbus Inn. It’s not inexpensive but always a great meal and great ambiance.

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Definitely will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good is terrific. Wait staff are friendly and accommodating. Bartender Emily was attentive and proactive. Overall value is an A plus.

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bryon26
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good, and the service excellent. The Columbus Inn is reliably high quality and a "go to" place in Wilmington. Thanks and kudos!

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The Columbus Inn is a tried and true landmark, with a great ambience. However, it's food is inconsistent-sometimes really good/excellent and at times just fair. The same can be said of the service-some servers/bartenders are really good/excellent and some not so much, and actually not pleasant at all.

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vipBlairN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique historic place. It was every bit as good this time as my last trip to the area 10 years ago. Very professional and competent service, wonderful ambience and great food.

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SaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jose our waiter was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back again!

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MicheleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Happy Hour selections and everything was delicious.

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JosephH
Key West
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality establishment with top notch food and service. High end dining experience that I would recommend for anyone to experience.

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bryon26
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Appealing venue; excellent cuisine; service was very good.

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vipFergieking
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the best from start to finish. Excellent drinks, food, and service. Lovely outdoor seating.

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vipRobinF
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience5

The steak was absolutely terrible

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Vegetarian
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love their outdoor patio. Everything we had was delicious. Wish they had a vegetarian entree option other than pizza.

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vipMES0303
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

As a long time patron of the Columbus Inn, I must say our experience this past Saturday evening for dinner was disappointing. Unfortunately, our evening began with a 35-40 minute wait for an appetizer (Avocado Toast with Salmon). Our server Jamie (extremely nice) informed us that the kitchen ran out of avocado and was making more. We asked to speak with a manager and this is where our evening went really bad. Admen, the manager, approached our table, did not introduce himself, had a very bad attitude and said “It’s Saturday night and the Kitchen is really busy” . He did not apologize for the wait on our appetizer. We informed the manager that we felt that lack of communication on what had occurred was poor and he said that he would speak with Jamie about this issue. However, as a manager at a restaurant that is under staffed, I felt that this was management’s responsibility and told him just that. He indicated that our appetizer would be compensated. Admen served us our appetizer and entrees without speaking and was noticeably angered at us and clearly did not want to speak to us any further. At this point I asked for his name. I truly hope this was a one time occurrence and that in the future management can treat their paying patrons with respect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad meal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great waiter and food!

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DanO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Columbus Inn never disappoints!

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Sherry
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good food. Fish a bit over cooked and dry. Asked for bread or rolls but they don’t have any

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RichardJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Wife and I dined here for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We had Carmen as our server. She was very attentive and efficient. To be fairly new, she was very knowledgeable of the menu. She recommended delicious appetizers. Our meal was incredible! Everything was perfect. My Wife and I will be truly dinning at the Columbus Inn again.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was perfect for a nice summer evening dinner.

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Poppi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Restaurant had a musty odor on arrival. Lighting was better than I remembered and food was good but not great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Columbus Inn using the Order Online button. Columbus Inn also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Columbus Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 571-1492 ext. 2.

Columbus Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

Columbus Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/columbus-inn/giftcards.