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Dalton's Columbia Inn

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31 Decatur St, Columbia, NJ 07832
908-496-4700
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
7 minute walk from truck stopl

Wait staff is very friendly, the specials change daily. They offer apps, dinners and desserts. The portions are good, and menu is affordable. Only place I eat at in the area. Have local bands every Sunday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wait staff is very friendly, the specials change daily. They offer apps, dinners and desserts. The portions are good, and menu is affordable. Only place I eat at in the area. Have local bands every Sunday night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The meals taste prepackaged. The menu hasn't changed in at least 5 years. Although it's inexpensive, it's worth what you're paying for it. Service is sketchy. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Should waitresses be wearing flip-flops?

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The service is only excelled by the food- having stopped here three times this past year as a trucker- speaks volumes or - should. It is way above the norm!!

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love this place! Great honest food-all homemade. The waitresses are so nice and welcoming-seems they know you personally. Love the Artichoke Francais appy-creamy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was great & the staff and owners were very friendly. Try the chicken pot pie. The drinks were also awesome.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While visiting the area we lived in 25 years ago we met friends for dinner at the old Columbia Inn, now Dalton's Columbia Inn. Things haven't changed too much on the inside but the food was good and our waitress was a lot of fun. Dined on a Tues. night and there was only one other table with diners in... More 

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Columbia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a must visit resaurant! They have the best Ribs, Burgers, Soups, Steaks, Fish, ect... Always a grat atmosphere with live music twice a week. Appetizers you might never have tried yet? Fried Pickels! Celtic Nachos! (Fresh sliced/Fried potato chips covered in Cheddar, Bacon, tomatoes, halopenos, with salsa and sour cream!!!)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stopped by Dalton's for a nibble before a hike. The restaurant wasn't open yet, but we were greeted in such a warm and friendly way that we were willing to go for a walk and come back later. I asked if we could leave our car in the restaurant lot while we passed the time and it was no... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is an update to the last review I gave. The quality of the food has improved since our last visit. I'm not 100% sure but it appears that they might have had a change of owners, we didn't recognize any of the staff this last time.There are a few things that they can improve on like offering warm dinner... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were regular patrons at Daltons, eating there weekly. The food was always good, great service. The last time we were there my wife got food poisoning from bad chicken, it looked bad and tasted worse. My steak was borderline too. It seemed like overnight they lost it. My wife and I dine out two to three times a week... More 

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  • Address: 31 Decatur St, Columbia, NJ 07832
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 908-496-4700

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