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Columbus Inn

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American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806 (Woodlawn)
+1 302-571-1492
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Columbus Inn IS reborn as a contemporary restaurant & tavern that combines...
Columbus Inn IS reborn as a contemporary restaurant & tavern that combines the best of both the old and the new. Seasonally inspired & fresh food with an amazing selection of wines, craft beers, quality spirits & cocktails.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok food, but nice setting for large group

I had a large group dinner here for work. The food was just ok as was the service, but the back room was a nice place for a large group (35-40) people. We had two separate rooms, one with a bar for the cocktail hour and then we moved into an adjoining room for dinner. I recognize that the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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bethesda, md
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  • Bar scene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a business dinner with approximately 25 guests. I am on a restricted diet and asked for steamed veggies and either steamed seafood or a grilled filet. I was told they couldn't do any type of steamed veggies or steamed seafood. They promptly told one of my colleagues who had organized the dinner that they would charge us $10... More 

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GeneralMama1492, Manager at Columbus Inn, responded to this review

Antoinette, I am deeply sorry to hear about your recent experience at Columbus Inn. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service to all of our guests as well as accommodating restricted diets. If you could please email me at info@columbusinn.net so we could hear more about your experience I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. More 

bethesda, md
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had a large group dinner here for work. The food was just ok as was the service, but the back room was a nice place for a large group (35-40) people. We had two separate rooms, one with a bar for the cocktail hour and then we moved into an adjoining room for dinner. I recognize that the quality... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Read the reviews and put it on the list. But, man did this place over achieive. The feel, the space, the vibe were excellent. The service was outstanding. Beer selections very good. Did I say the service was outstanding? But boy was the food tremendous, everything our party had was simply fantastic. When I go back to this state, I... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A well established name... with an updated twist. Great food... every time... friendly service and very hospitable environment! It has become a new favorite!

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This is an older well established venue. I was pleasantly surprised by the menu choices and the quality of the food. Six of us dined and we all had great meals from excellent raw oysters to tender short ribs and fresh scallops. The only downside was that they seemed to be short staffed. The waiter did the best he could... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Four of us had dinner there and we where seated without any problems. The staff was excellent, taking our orders, delivery of our food etc. The only problem was the loud noisy and loud talking from the patrons. It made a good dinner not a good dinner. I am not sure what can be done but I will not go... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We've been to Columbus Inn several times this year and enjoy it's atmosphere. Most of the time we're there when it's not very busy. We recently enjoyed the 3-course Steak and Cake Monday Special for $28 per person. However, City Restaurant Week was busy and very noisy. The music was too loud and inappropriate. The fixed priced dinner was good... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a business dinner with a small group of coworkers. Lots of choices available and all agreed they enjoyed their meal. I had the tuna and it was nicely done. We were in a small room upstairs (one of several), so the atmosphere was perfect to have group conversations. The bar has a very nice ambiance as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have come to really enjoy this spot. Great food, great wine list, great energy and vibe. Highly recommend it. The tavern area is a lot of fun.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a nice dinner here in the main dining room. The food was good, the variety nice, the service was above average, the prices were on the high side, but the real killer was the noise level. Even in the main dining room, with lowere ceilings, and a lot of customers, they had the music over the PA system... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
    (Woodlawn)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-571-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Columbus Inn IS reborn as a contemporary restaurant & tavern that combines the best of both the old and the new. Seasonally inspired & fresh food with an amazing selection of wines, craft beers, quality spirits & cocktails.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?