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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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Classy, Cozy, and Consistent

This time we went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. We've been here several times for dinner especially on holiday weekends. The brunch was great. Lots of selections, including fresh, raw, oysters. I like the idea that this restaurant is not huge. It has a great cozy feel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
tlscorpio
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Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This time we went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. We've been here several times for dinner especially on holiday weekends. The brunch was great. Lots of selections, including fresh, raw, oysters. I like the idea that this restaurant is not huge. It has a great cozy feel.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A dining party of two, we ate in the bar area. It was a bit loud, but still enjoyable. Our drink order came out just fine. The fish taco appetizer was tasty: three small tacos, each with a satisfying piece of lightly breaded fish on each taco. The server was attentive, the entrees came right in time. My dining companion... More 

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wilmington, delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I love going to Brunch. We decided to try the Columbus Inn. We were at brunch around 12:30pm on a Sunday. It's a very nice building. You can sit in the main dining room or the bar area. There's a few fire places which make for a romantic setting. You wear something formal or jeans. We sat... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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?