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Columbus Inn

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Mon, 9/23
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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$19 - $30
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

GARDEN & SOUP
add chicken $8, salmon $8, crab cake $9, steak or shrimp $10 to any salad
7
Corn & Crab Chowder
scallions
7
Seasonal Soup Selection
9
12
Arugula Salad
marinated strawberries, candied pecans, pickled red onions, fresh and aged goat cheese, strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette
12
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & burrata, EVOO, aged balsamic vinegar, garden basil
8
10
Add Anchovies 2
Classic Caesar Salad
garlic croutons, parmesan
9
12
Wedge Salad
iceberg lettuce, bacon, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, choice of dressing: blue cheese, 1000 island, 50/50
12
Cherry & Pistachio Salad
baby gem lettuce, fresh burrata, red wine cherries, fresh herbs, pistachios, buttermilk pistachio dressing
14
Shrimp, Crab, and Avocado
arugula, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, roasted tomato-horseradish vinaigrette
6
9
Simple Mixed Greens Salad
cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, balsamic vinaigrette
RAW BAR
18
Crab Cocktail
jumbo lump crab meat, crab claws, lemon vinaigrette
MP
Oysters on the Half Shell
mignonette, classic cocktail
16
Shrimp Cocktail
classic cocktail
16
Surf and Turf
colossal crab, charred beef carpaccio, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, stone crab mustard
19
Shrimp & Crab Cocktail
classic cocktail, lemon wedge
36
Add Chilled 1lb Whole Lobster 16
Seafood Platter
oysters, shrimp, jumbo lump crab meat, crab claws, tuna tartare
13
Chilled Sesame Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna
summer vegetables, edamame & Asian style noodles, chilled wasabi broth, spicy bang bang mayo
APPETIZERS
10
Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps
bibb lettuce, cream cheese, red onion, capers, cucumbers, everything bagel spice
12
Crispy Calamari
tomato fondue, lemon aioli, hot and sweet pepper relish
7
Grandma's Pierogies
cheese & potato pierogies, caramelized onions, bacon crumble & loaded sour cream
12
Green Tomato Carpaccio
marinated crab, arugula, spicy remoulade
9
Hummus
roasted red peppers, vegetable crudite, house made pita
8
Shortbread Crusted Brie
strawberry puree, arugula, candied pecans & strawberry salad
6
Roasted Soy Beans
sea salt, cracked black pepper
12
Octopus a la Plancha
spicy chorizo bolognese, shrimp, sweet potato & squid ink gnocchi
12
Tuna Roll
tempura fried, spicy mayo, soy reduction, wasabi, ginger
SANDWICHES
all sandwiches are served on brioche bun, includes a choice of house cut fries or petite green salad
13
Tavern Burger
8 oz burger, bibb lettuce, tomato, pickle
14
Loaded Smash Burger
Two 4oz patties, melted cooper sharp American cheese, bacon jam, fried onions. No temp - cooked through
15
Filet Mignon Sandwich
caramelized onions, provolone, hot peppers
13
Chicken Parm
breaded chicken cutlet, red sauce, fresh mozzarella on nikki roll
15
Crab Cake
broiled CI crab cake on brioche, classic tartar sauce
ENTREES
28
Line Caught Halibut
corn, leek and tomato risotto, sweet corn cream
24
Memphis Hot Style Roasted Chicken Breast
corn bread & sausage stuffing, smokey, hot & sweet collards, confit studded chicken gravy, Memphis hot sauce
34
8 oz Filet Mignon Oscar
sweet potato puree and grilled asparagus, chilled colossal crab, red wine reduction, hollandaise
24
Hay Roasted Pork Chop
bone-in cowboy cut pork chop, aged cheddar grits, blackened green beans, pickled peaches, pork jus, spicy honey drizzle
29
Steak House Deluxe
twin petite filet medallions, small wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bacon "croutons", steak fries, beef demi-glaz
28
Shellfish Cobb
shrimp, 1/2 lobster, lump crab, mixed greens, egg, bacon, avocado, cucumber, tomato, radish, red onions, green beans, horseradish spiked 1000 island dressing
29
Lobster Fried Rice
edamame, shiitake mushroom, pineapple and shrimp fried rice, coconut curry, tempura green beans, sweet soy reduction
32
Summer Steak Frite
16 oz bone-in grilled Rib Eye steak, (fatty but delicious), crispy asparagus, roasted corn, heirloom tomato and blue cheese salad, smokey blue cheese butter
28
CI Signature Crab Cakes
salt & vinegar fingerling potatoes, tangy crab fat slaw, fancy tartar sauce
28
Seared Diver Scallops
summer vegetable, shrimp and crab succotash, shellfish nage
ARTISANAL MEAT & CHEESE BOARDS
served with seasonal accompaniments & crostini; 3 for $14, 5 for $20
MEATS
Petite Jesus
pork salami, red wine & garlic
Tamworth Prosciutto Americano
american styled cured ham
Bresaola
cured beef eye round
Salami Toscana
course ground, handmade italian style salami
Finocchiona Salame
all pork italian style salami
Spicy Coppa
air-dried whole pork shoulder
Spicy Sopressata
sweet & spicy salami
CHEESE
Laura Chenel's Chevre
goat cheese, traditional style
Taleggio
semi-soft wash rind robust Italian cheese
Prima Donna
cow's milk, gouda
Savile Row Cheddar
aged 2 years, robust & true english cheddar
Moody Blue
roth creamery, wisconsin
Delice de Bourgogne
triple cream cow's milk
BRICK OVEN PIZZA
Each pie is hand tossed and baked at 840 degrees in our brick oven. They are well done! Finished with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt
12
Add Artisan Pepperoni 2
Traditional
red sauce, shredded fresh mozzarella
14
Diavolo
red sauce, fresh & shredded mozzarella, spicy soppressata, pepperoni & hot capicola, chili flakes
14
Philly Pie
fresh tomato sauce, shaved prime rib, caramelized onions, provolone and american cheese, spicy pepper relish
14
Italian Sausage
red sauce, fresh & shredded mozzarella, provolone, roasted tomatoes, italian sausage, wilted spinach
12
Margherita
red sauce, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil oil
14
Kennett
local mushrooms, herb cheese, arugula, caramelized onions, dry aged goat cheese
14
Summer Pie
white sauce, heirloom tomatoes, corn, basil & jalapeno pesto
SHAREABLE SIDES
5
House Cut French Fries
twice cooked house cut idaho potatoes
6
Sweet Potato Fries
8
Mexican Cauliflower
"street style" with chipotle crema, chili powder, cotija cheese
8
Roasted Asparagus
bacon jam & dippy egg
12
Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Rice
pineapple fried jasmine rice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This week, my wife and I went out for dinner five times during Restaurant Week. Overall, the food and service at most of the fine dining place were average at best, except for the Columbus Inn. The young man, Ian, who was our server, took...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank tlscorpio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for my husband's birthday celebration. I was looking for somewhere with possible outside seating that wasn't a pub or chain but more upscale without being stuffy. The inside of the restaurant was oddly packed for a Tuesday night, which is generally a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Phillyfoodie2013
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

A great redux for Wilmington! Long history of great food and well done events! An upscale alternative to the everyday stop!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sio82
Reviewed June 5, 2019

The Columbus Inn was recommended as a "have to go" restaurant. We sat in the bar area for dinner and had great service, drinks, and food. I can easily recommend the Columbus Inn for drinks and dinner anytime.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MCCS2018
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Had a very good dinner at this beautiful landmark restaurant. Apparently, it used to be more formal, but it is still very elegant and sheik in upscale casual way. We started with the Gingersnap Crusted Brie which was very good. My wife had the Lobster...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank _sjanis1966
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Recently enjoyed one of the most perfect meals here. Starting off with a glass of Rose and there Prosecco on tap...yes you heard that right! Started with a salad wedge that was crisp and delicious. We enjoyed the Salmon entree and the filet entree. Both...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LaniStar13
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday night for a quiet dinner between the major holidays. It’s not as fancy-schmancy as it used to be, which is alright, but I do miss the more fine dining atmosphere. The food was excellent, and I enjoyed the array of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shellyduchsk8s
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The CI has always been one of our favorites. A recent visit was a disappointment. The steak was thin and fatty. The seafood salad was a bowl of greens with a piece of lobster and a lump of crab ( no shrimp as stated on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank josephw197
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Wonderful food and service with classy decor, yet cozy, Tables strategically arranged around huge fireplace, cool lighting. Food and wine selection were terrific. I highly recommend this place if you're ever in Wilmington DE

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Columbus Inn on a weekday. One of us had been to CI before for Happy Hour, but this was the first meal for any of us. We are fans of the menu, food and venue. But this is not the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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mdougherty511
April 19, 2016|
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Response from GeneralManagerHayla | Property representative |
Thanks so much for inquiring about our Sunday Brunch Buffet. You can find our complete regular Sunday Brunch Menu on our website under the menu tabs. We also posted our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Menu as well, if you were... More
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