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“4:00PM Libation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Columns

The Columns
601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
732-988-3213
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sarasota, Florida
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128 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“4:00PM Libation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Nothing better after a day at the beach than to just walk across the street to sit on a beautiful wrap around porch facing the ocean for a drink(s) and some very good appetizers. The Columns provides it all. Good drinks and appetizers with dinner specials everyday beginning at 5:00PM. We looked forward to the Columns visit everyday over our four day visit to the Jersey shore. Reasoanbly priced.

Visited June 2013
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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“OK lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Busy and noisy lunch spot. Food was ok, as was waitstaff. Perfectly fine, but just not a noteworthy place to dine.

Visited June 2013
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view! Awnings on the patio keep you cool on a warm day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were fortunate enough to beat the lunch rush last Friday and get a great table on the porch overlooking the ocean. While it was quite warm in the sun, it was actually comfortably cool (to the point where two people in our party went to get sweaters from the car) in the shade on the porch with the ocean breeze blowing through. There were a number of tasty lunch options on the menu and even quite a few appetizers options that one could substitute as a lunch entree. This is definitely a place I would bring my out of town MIL during a visit, it just has that classic, quaint Jersey shore feeling. You feel like you've on vacation even if it's just for one meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great view for a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I came here for the first time this past weekend. I was with friends, and we wanted to grab one more drink and a bite to eat before heading home. I had been to the pier across the street before, but that is not up and running yet. This place was a great pick. You can sit at the bar and watch the waves. The parking is free, food was fanstitc and bartender service was just as good. I had a margarita and the clam chowder. My friends had beer and split the scallops wrapped in bacon. We didn't catch a live band late on Sunday night, but thye do have music most weekends. I would highly recommend this place to someone looking to hang out for a few drinks and some food on the water.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morristown, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great location. Great food specials in Grill Room.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Food was tasty and very reasonably priced. Great location on beach. Porch is perfect place to sit with friends with great view of ocean.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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