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601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
732-988-3213
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Location and average food

The restaurant has a great view and provide good service and ambiance. They were out of oysters.The nachos was soggy .The crab cake was burnt . Waitress asked others how they like their food but skip me judging from the food left over in my plate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a great view and provide good service and ambiance. They were out of oysters.The nachos was soggy .The crab cake was burnt . Waitress asked others how they like their food but skip me judging from the food left over in my plate.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Dined there with 2 other couples. Three of us had the Broiled Sea food dinner. Sadly the fish was undercooked. Everyone at the table said their food was fair at best. No complaints on the service, it was good. There is a large bar inside and live entertainment weekend afternoons and many nights during the week.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Accessibility at the boardwalk. Excellent view. Huge in accommodation. Grill menu available on the weekends. Nice place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very average food served at a great location. A place to visit for apps and drinks. I ordered a stuffed lobster. The crab stuffing was excellent the lobster was served raw and after returning it to be cooked was taste less. The other main course stuffed flounder had no taste but the stuffing was good. The Greek salad was very... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice views while dining! Food was fresh and served quickly and was a reasonable portion (not so large you had to take home a box!).

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Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is fun to sit on the porch and see and hear the ocean. The food is good. We always have a fun time at the Columns!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Always fun place to hang out at avon. Above average food at good prices. Huge est. with bar, table, and outside seating. Will accommodate large parties.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Columns is in a nice location across from the Avon Pavilion, with some nice views. However, we were quite disappointed with both service and food. We waited a long time to be noticed at a table for 2 outside and finally summoned the woman who seemed to be directing service. She sent someone over and menus were produced. We... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stood at the bar for 5 mins as 2 bartenders walked by several times, the place was NOT crowded. When I finally tried to order a drink he said we don't have that brand and walked away. Waited another 5 mins before the 2nd bartender finally took my order. Awful service.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We walked off the beach at Avon by the Sea and had dinner on the Columns Terrace overlooking the ocean. Our server was quick and efficient, the menu was large and varied with many great choices, our dinner was excellent. A perfect way to end a perfect Summer day.

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Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
Phone Number: 732-988-3213
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea

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  • Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea
  • Phone Number: 732-988-3213

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business

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