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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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- Sep 16, 2014
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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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English first
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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manalapan,NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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
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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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