Columbus Inn

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1291 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Columbus Inn has been reborn as a contemporary bar/restaurant that combines the best of both the old & new. Featuring seasonal Modern American menus with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and craft cocktails.

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Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Family Style dining INN style - credit cards required at time of reservation (subject to $25 per person cancellation fee). Parties of six or more may be seated on our second floor that does not have an elevator. Please note in your reservation if ANYONE in your party has mobility issues.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us INN before Christmas. Reservations are required and subject to cancellation fee. Larger parties may be seated upstairs. Please note if anyone in party has mobility issues.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 1291 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed great food with excellent service provided by Jose
Highly recommend for those visiting Wilmington

M
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch buffet! They have the old standards, but they are wonderfully done--steam trays of eggs, bacon, potatoes (and cheesy tots!!!), pancakes, waffles, french toast, omelet and carving stations, mini desserts, plus a raw bar all for $30! Nice atmosphere, and lovely staff.

LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our families first time going to Columbus Inn. The food, specialty drinks and service were exceptional

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! 5 stars all around.

S
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been here for 10 years, and sorry we took so long! We WILL RETURN! Wonderful meal, Kelly was a great server, and ambiance was great! Can’t wait to bring friends!

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. I will definitely be back with friends

BR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. We had a very nice time. I wish the main dining room would be redecorated to better fit with the character of the building. it seems cold and modern instead of warm and inviting.

M
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner Great service staff

LH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated out on the covered porch on a beautiful Fall Sunday. Choices were plentiful and here are a few things we tried: omelette made to order, raw bar including shrimp, oysters, raw tuna and crab claws - all fresh and yummy with options such as noodles, greens and all kinds of sauces/toppings. French toast, corn muffins, tomato bisque, blueberry cobbler over lemon cake, tossed salad, pumpkin muffins and bloody Mary’s. Are you full just reading this? There were plenty of other things we didn’t get to try so we will definitely be back for more!

DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zack was so attentive. He came to our table several times to check on us. The food was delicious from the roasted turkey, peanut butter stuffed French toast to the mint tea. Would highly recommend !!

B
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Service was non-existent.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We can always count on this place to impress. The food, service and ambiance led to a perfect date night with my wife.

SF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

In our reservation we Asked for a table outside. The table was so jammed in between two other tables we physically could not get into the chairs. Had to eat inside as no other table available outside. Everything else was really good but please stop jamming tables in the outside patio. Thank you.

CP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had been to Columbus Inn in a very long time. It was to celebrate my daughter's birthday and everything was wonderful. The evening was topped off with a fireworks like sparkler on top of a dessert which we all loved. We'll definitely be back!

c
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time for dinner in a long time and it was a very nice experience with both the food and the service. Started with the seafood platter which was very good, cold and well cooked seafood. I had the short rib which was very very good, husband had the steak special which he loved. Cannot wait to go back again for dinner.

GS
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent!

AL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

First time at the Columbus Inn for brunch. Table was ready when we arrived. Outstanding brunch buffet. Noise level was a bit high, though. It was difficult to have a conversation at the table. Server was very good and pleasant.

JG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful and charming, the setting is fantastic and the food was excellent. For the ambience of such a lovely restaurant the prices were reasonable. We will definitely return.

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food available was everything and more that you would want from a brunch. Excellent selection!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

LL
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner during our fifth evening of our Restaurant Week experience. Exceptional service from Ian, many excellent choices on the menu in all three course categories. All served with perfection and excellent customer service despite being very busy. Thank you for a seamless and enjoyable evening.

i
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week proved to be a hit with the ahi tuna appetizer that melted in your mouth. The bone in porkchop with apple slaw was amazing, and the topper was the pecan pie with butter pecan ice cream served with a black Manhattan. What an amazing menu. Great job Columbus Inn.

P
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a Restaurant Week dinner and it was great. We will be back!

CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic environment. The food was terrific, as was the service in the restaurant. Definitely a place to go either for happy hour or a nice dinner.

R
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been at the Columbus Inn for some time and were very impressed. The food was delicious and the service was very professional. We both had the halibut and enjoyed it very much. A very good experience and we will go back frequently.

CF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant - the service and food - both very good. We will be back!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This happy hour is sensational and we loved the atmosphere in the deck. Can't wait to go back!

AM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly our waitress was excellent. She recommended the shrimp as an appetizer and it was delicious. Thank you for a very nice evening with wonderful food and service.

KO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sevice was wonderful. The food was really good.

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We were there on a Tuesday evening. They offered their Tasting Menu which is like a restaurant week menu. The price only $30 per person. The food was excellent as well as the menu selections.
We had good service although it was a little slow.
The alcohol selection was extremely good.
Our only complaint was that it was so loud. We had to almost yell to talk to each other.

RS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice change of pace to get out of the city for lunch. Very good quiet business lunch. The food was very good. I’ll need to keep this in the restaurant loop because it’s very convenient even if not right downtown.

F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant evening dining, good food, could carry on conversations with others at the table.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner out on the patio! Service was a bit slow but our server took care of us! Food quality was great and atmosphere was quaint.

A
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. The entree had more food than we expected, we ordered a side to share, but didn't really need it. We will definitely go back.

c
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another very nice lunch, good rose wine with the crabcake sandwich. Husband had draft beer and the grilled cheese and said it was very good. Service was excellent. We will be back soon.

LL
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding birthday luncheon for my sister. Our server, Diana, was amazing with perfect timing and pleasantly gracious. Fabulous menu, delicious dishes, comfortable upscale elegance. Thanks again for pleasing us!

MK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and great food - fresh ingredients and innovative dishes! I was really wow-ed by this Delaware restaurant. Would definitely return!!!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Scallops ever! Beautiful atmosphere on the patio on a summer evening. Great Service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The halibut was delicious. Miss the tableside caesar salad still

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