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Columbus Inn

2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806-2444
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Ranked #81 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
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
Wilmington, Delaware
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Senior Contributor
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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Additional Information about Columbus Inn

Address: 2216 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806-2444
Phone Number: 302-571-1492
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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