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Columbus Inn

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American, Bar, Wine Bar
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2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806-2444 (Woodlawn)
+1 302-571-1492
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Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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 - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Business Lunch

West Wilmington Delaware has been in need of a lunch location with plenty of parking, can get you served in the limited time a business person has for lunch, in an atmosphere that is relaxing are quiet while presenting very good food. Columbus Inn is filling that need very nicely. Salad order by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Vernon G
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

West Wilmington Delaware has been in need of a lunch location with plenty of parking, can get you served in the limited time a business person has for lunch, in an atmosphere that is relaxing are quiet while presenting very good food. Columbus Inn is filling that need very nicely. Salad order by 3 of us and a salmon entrée... More 

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Newark
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a large group for dinner (9). The server was not the best, got our drink order wrong. Now, that is easy to do with a lrg group, but not when 6 people had the same bottle of wine & the others had beer.We started out with some appetizers; fried pickles & Calamari. Now I love fried pickles, but... More 

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Guelph, Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Once a year my family and I spend Christmas in Wilmington, Delaware. I seize the opportunity to meet a friend and have dinner with him on December 23rd. We always go to the Columbus Inn. They offer many different micro beers and the food is excellent. It is fresh, tasty and well-presented. The service we received was fast and efficient.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food overall was very good however the service was slow at lunch. Very nice atmosphere and food, although I thought the portions were small. The staff is very nice and helpful.

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a good Sunday brunch option to go with family but don't expect any stellar or innovative items from the buffet. It is a good value if you actually eat items from several of the stations. There is an eggs and meat carving station ( I had to ask if they had a different cheese than the parmesan and... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My friends and I dined there two Thursdays ago and were absolutely delighted. The decor, the hosts and servers, and the food were wonderful! I love the new renovations---adding a classic comfort to all the rooms. Great location, with parking on all the streets surrounding once the parking lot fills up. Even an adjacent office parking lot across the small... More 

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Landenberg, Pa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are a few places in the area where you can get a larger buffet with more choices, in the same price range, but this spot was more convenient for our group, and none of us had actually been there in quite a LONG while, so we wanted to try it. We were pleasantly surprised when we got there, that... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I visited the Columbus Inn after seeing the Downton Abbey costume exhibit at Winterthur. It was too early for a heavy dinner, so we went to the tavern side of the restaurant for happy hour. I had downloaded the "3-6-9" happy hour menu from their web site that morning. Everything fell into one of those three price categories. I had... More 

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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806-2444
    (Woodlawn)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-571-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, 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 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?