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Columbus Inn

2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806-2444
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Ranked #70 of 473 Restaurants in Wilmington
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Woodlawn
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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90 reviews 90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I dined at Columbus Inn on 7/31 to celebrate my birthday. I made my reservation through OpenTable, which was convenient - I was able to reserve a specific table in the restaurant. For appetizers we had the fried pickles and the tomato mozz salad - both were delicious. We ordered a bottle of cabernet franc, but were served a bottle... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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170 reviews 170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a wonderful experience here the 4th of July weekend, the Ci Cioppino was exceptional. The service was great. We took advantage of a 20% off coupon and booked through OpenTable.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we didn't find many options, and this was the best of them. impressed with the number if staff per guest, but the menu selection was weak and not clear - we had to ask soecific questions on some of the entrees in order to fully understand what they were offering. good bar scene.

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Elkton, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visited with friends for dinner before the theater. We were seated promptly as the restaurant area was almost empty. We were promptly given water and orders taken for beverages. Here the good service ended. Our waitress was sullen and inattentive. The food was vastly over salted. Sautéed spinach was so salty that two of us sent it back. When we... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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286 reviews 286 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was part of a business dinner of 12+ people in a private room on a weekday. The food here was so much better than the service. Even though the restaurant knew exactly when we were coming, they were unable to do simple things like get drinks for everyone, serve everyone's meal within a 10 minute window, or even check... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The happy hour here is probably the best around, especially if you want something more than a 2 dollar miller lite. The chocolate covered pretzel martini, the oysters, and the cheesesteak are my go to items.

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Wilmington, DE
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142 reviews 142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was the first time that my wife and I visited the Columbus Inn for dinner. I had been there previously for some work dinners and we went to a happy hour together but had never eaten together. We made reservations which probably weren't needed given that it was a Saturday night in June. We were seated promptly in their... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We did a Sunday morning brunch here and would likely do it again. There was a variety of foods and serving stations, the food was good and the servers cordial and on point. It has a slightly more formal atmosphere and I'd say fairly priced for the product they're putting out. It's somewhat popular and not terribly big so I... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Atmosphere outstanding as was the service. Great selection on buffet including omlette and carving station. Even included a "raw bar" with several types of shellfish. A bit pricy.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This restaurant has a great ambiance. The wait staff is efficient and friendly, and nothing is ever a problem. The food is very good, and the specials are always a good bet. We go here quite frequently and are never disappointed. There has been a recent change in the general manager which seems to be further improving a great place,... More

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