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The Columns

601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
732-988-3213
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
manalapan,NJ
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Columns is an excellent beach restaurant. The food is good, the service is excellent and the view is magnificent.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've passed by the Columns for years, so decided to go for it for our anniversary. The parking space directly in front was a good omen. A 20 minute wait turned out to be only 10. We had a ocean facing table and gorgeous evening weather was a huge plus. Our meals were a little pricey for the casual atmosphere... More

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NJ
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

To me Columns was always much more of a nightlife party venue in my mind but my in-laws wanted an ocean view. This ended up being a delightful place to have a casual outdoor lunch but I was surprised at how tough it was to find parking at 2:00 pm on a Friday. The “local” college kids who staff the... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

had a copule of drinks after coming off the beach...good live music and great raw clams...will definitely go back but you really can't stay too long on the weekend as the place gets really noisy

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Yonkers
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had lunch here and it was delicious. The waitress was friendly and prompt. We had a nice table on the porch with a view of the ocean. There was music in the evening and a nice fun crowd of people.

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White Plains, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Super location, great beer selection, reasonable prices for the location, so-so food and terrific bands.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Popular place gets very crowded and noisy but feature some nice musical artists. Raw bar is tasty and fresh. Place is a popular gathering place.

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Brownfield, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I live in Maine but even in Maine you cannot beat the prices on the lobster and steamers here. $12 for a a lobster- cooked to perfection, $10 for a lb of fresh steamers, and $5 for a lobster bisque ~ come on- it doesn't get better than this. The staff is a bit lazy but who cares you can... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

we stopped by for dinner and the wait was 45 min so we had apps at the grill in the back shrimp steamers and sliders all good. Then we got a table and i had the skirt steak which was good and my wife had the lobster which wad also good. Good place for lunch also at the grill in... More

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Branchville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just to keep this short; the food is bad, tasteless and expensive. For example my daughter and I ordered the 5 ounce Filet Mignon and it tasted burnt and dry at $22 dollars a plate the side dish vegetables were bad too. You can get better tasting food at any good Dinner for 1/4 of the price. The place is... More

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