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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
Great hangout spot by the beach.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
James S
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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
1 helpful vote 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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rock county,ny
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My favorite beach is bradley. I often see the fly by ads for columns. I was dying to go for clams. I went w my son and grandson.disgusting disgusting disgusting!!!!!!! Had to pay before food was served or I would have walked out,stay away!!!!!

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Howell, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was Labor Day, the weather forecast was not the best but we decided to take a walk down the boardwalk. The sun came out and it was hot - we saw The Columns and thought, why not stop for lunch! We were seated on the outdoor (nicely shaded with a canopy) porch overlooking the beach and ocean. Beautiful view!... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we really go there on Sunday nights to see Bobby Bandiera. they are an awesome cover band. so much fun. will be sad for the summer to end. food id ok,not great but its nice to sit out on the porch to eat which is right across the street from the ocean. fish tacos,yummy

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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206 reviews 206 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Been coming here off & on for years & years. Dancing, music, food, or drinks---always great. This time, a summer lunch with the fabulous view of the beach & the Atlantic. The menu is not complex, but always good seafood, burgers, sandwiches, etc. with prices very fair. The specialty drinks, top notch. Have a good time, and enjoy the Jersey... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant was suggested to us by a local. The meal was excellent from start to finish. The service was very good. We sat on the wrap-around porch overlooking the ocean. Not a very large menu, but enough of a choice for any taste. Highly recommended!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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