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Columbus Inn

4.7
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1416 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We are now open for dinner service from Monday thru Saturday.
We are closed for weekday lunch & Sundays until mid Sept. 2020

Columbus Inn has been reborn as a contemporary bar/restaurant that combines the best of both the old and new. Featuring seasonal Modern American menus with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and craft cocktails.



Online Ordering and Delivery Options available through our website: www.ColumbusInn.net

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1416 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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TerrenceM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio was very nice. Service was first rate. Thanks.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet sandwich, shrimp tacos and tuna roll were all amazing

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Andrew
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff handled the social distancing aspect very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a perfect evening

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Pete
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience Wie enjoyed the experience Will be back soon to dine at the Columbus Inn

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vipcharlesk
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favorite local place hands down. Really cool place and patio in summer is shady and lovely and perfect. Food great from smash burger to fine dining. Happy hour fun and a bargain. Just go!

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vipBernadetteB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Outdoor dining great! Our server was fabulous and the food was excellent!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Columbus Inn is my absolute favorite restaurant; the food, staff and environment is always great. Never disappointed.
They’ve done a good job with following guidelines around COVID/Precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, generous portions, pleasant people!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine! Never disappointed! Great staff, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service. They are doing an outstanding job during these times. You can reserve indoor, outdoor, bar top. Highly recommend. We were not regulars but now are.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I went here because it’s my wife’s favorite restaurant. We drove from NJ to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Food was good. The place was somewhat bare due to COVID, so the atmosphere was a tad stale. But, what reduced the experience to mediocre and disappointing was she bar service.

I ordered an old fashioned - one of their “signature” drinks - but what I received resembled and tasted like a diluted Shirley Temple. The glass was filled with ice and there was merely a hint of bourbon. It was awful - worst “old fashioned” ever made. I kindly asked the server to have the bartender make a new one. He returned minutes late with two glasses - one with my previous diluted drink strained without ice, and another full of ice with remnants of the first drink - they didn’t even bother to make me a fresh drink!

If that wasn’t bad enough, I left both glasses untouched during our entire meal - and our server didn’t bother to ask me how the “new” drink was, or notice I hadn’t drank it. At the end of our meal, I asked the server to remove the drink from our bill, which he obliged. The kicker? When I reviewed the charges, I saw they had charged me for TWO drinks with a description of the second charge being “bar waste.” Um, maybe this place should change the name of the drink to this instead.

Needless to say, I won’t be coming back. It’s a real shame to write a review like this given the state of things today and limitations on dining capacity. You’d think these places would strive to provide premium service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great

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vipChick
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. The service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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ChrisP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Columbus Inn is always a great place for a wonderful meal

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MacG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was delicious. The rice in the Spicy Tuna wrap was a bit watery. The drinks were very good with the exception of an Old Fashioned. Not sure what it was but it wasn't an old fashioned. The prices of the drinks were quite high. For example a top shelf Manhattan was $22!

This establishment is an old favorite. I was disappointed to see some patrons not wearing masks when leaving their table or when leaving the restaurant. Disappointed in the person but if people are going to be jerks then the establishment needs to step in and say "Please wear your mask when entering, exiting and moving around (bathroom) the restaurant or don't come back."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent
Love it there
We feel very safe and comfortable during the strange COVID time

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Yazz
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Columbus Inn's patio! I was especially looking forward to them reopening to enjoy a cheeseboard & bottle of wine outside, but ended up trying the shrimp & scallop fried rice which was SO GOOD.

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vipMichaelS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and we are back again tonight
Tina

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VinceB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nothing specific to say.
Except expectation be seated outside but not available.

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vipgigiC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the experience was a little different than before, due to Corona related restrictions, we had a most enjoyable meal. Yes, it is odd to get pepper and salt in paper packets, but the staff was friendly and cheerful, and the food was excellent, though with a some what truncated menu offering.

Get out and eat and have fun again.

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ElaineO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating us outside was great, I felt very safe. The crabcakes were phenomenal as was the seafood Cobb salad. Attentive service. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outside deck is a great place to dine.
Only issue is the occasional loud drive by!

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DanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

would have liked to have been offered bread with our salad

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ECURBLEBO
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food nice atmosphere. They did everything right as far as social distances are required

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vipNik922
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Noah was an amazing waiter. Food was exceptional.

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vipbikir
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great post Covid dining experience! Delicious food, great service... I give the ambiance 4 stars because the music could have been more in tune with the place... playing pop rock kinda took a point away for me! 😊

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JodyJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Columbus Inn is consistently a great experience with their service , food and staff.

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XCNTRK
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a first time guest, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Colombus Inn twice and both experiences were amazing. The short rib is to die for. Looking to return very soon!

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Danny
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Server did a great job!

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vipAnneM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and great food.

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vipJewels
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time out since the Coronavirus. We sat outside on the patio. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Even though it started to rain, the atmosphere was wonderful and we enjoyed a great night out.

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vipcharlesk
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific and fun food served in a lovely setting by great servers. A neighborhood and regional gem.. My advice is Go!

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vipBevt
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable in spite of Covid fears!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother for her 60th birthday and she loved the Sunday brunch. Such a great deal

FAQs

Columbus Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Columbus Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 571-1492 ext. 2.

Columbus Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1416 OpenTable diners.

Columbus Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/columbus-inn/giftcards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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