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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch at the Beach

We eat here all the time, when we are at the beach. They have great lunch. Beautiful views of the beach on the outside porch in the summer. They have a bar and yummy Margaritas! Refreshing and relaxing. Love it! One of my favorite places near the beach. they are only open in the early spring till... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Ilovetheuk2013
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We eat here all the time, when we are at the beach. They have great lunch. Beautiful views of the beach on the outside porch in the summer. They have a bar and yummy Margaritas! Refreshing and relaxing. Love it! One of my favorite places near the beach. they are only open in the early spring till Labor day. So... More 

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Did not eat at The Columns but came for the band and shuffleboard ! LOL Fun crowd with lots of dancing but if you didn't want to dance that was ok too. We played shuffleboard.

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Thank mliebau
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lobster dinner with our friends. Had a wonderful table on the deck with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. It was a big complete lobster with sides for less than $15! Special for lobster night! Busy night for local residents and visitors so get there early for the best tables and parking spaces. Staff... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner here in early September of '15th. Food and service was very good . Sat on open porch across street from ocean. Beautiful view. They have bands and a large bar area. Well decorated .

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Thank Doug295
Blauvelt, New York, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Great lobster dinner, very busy restaurant especially on sundays when Bobby Bandiera plays , outstanding music, good service. This is not a white linen tablecloth place but if you want good food and great atmosphere The Columns is your place.

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Thank Debi K
New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food.great staff! Great place for coctails off the beach! Everyone rides bikes or walks from over from the beac! Bikes and beach chairs cover the front lawn! Grille room has great prices mini burgers chicken shrimp! Where else can you get 25 cent clams! Also grille room great for little kids!

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Thank madg0420
Naples, Florida
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is for all ages. Quintessential shore place. Eat out on the porch, or enjoy the music and bar inside. On weekends there is reggae until 10, then a rock band til all hours. Always crowded and hopping. We had a large group for dinner, including kids. Nice seafood choices. The service and food were very good. There is a... More 

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Thank Das4545
Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We had dinner here 2 nights while staying at a wonderful B&B Cashelmara. The food was good, however the hostess Alyssa was rude and should put a smile on her face when greeting and seating repeat customers.Telling a threesome the small table was adequate and being rude is not a great introduction to a restaurant . I have worked in... More 

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Thank Retirees122015
Princeton, NJ
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Come here a few times every summer. What a wonderful porch with a view of the ocean. Food is reliable and consistent - not fancy. Service has always been competent. We look forward to coming to this restaurant and unwinding on the porch.

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Thank RobbinsvilleGirl
Park Ridge, NJ
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Stopped there for an early dinner this past Saturday, August 26th. The weather was perfect so we ate outside on the porch. Had a few drinks and ordered some appetizers. I would highly recommend the Crispy Brie appetizer. It was delicious. For dinner we had NY Sirloin Steak which was cooked perfectly. My wife had the Penne with Vodka Sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?