Columbus Inn

4.8
1575 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1575 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEDoc
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with an absolutely wonderful Spanish white wine the “Ethereo Albariño”. We followed this with the most wonderful appetizer in the Calamari. The dish was sumptuous and so tender!!! We followed this wonderful dish with the Shellfish Cobb and delicious salads.
Our server was superb in attentive service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As customary, the service, food and ambiance were top notch during our recent dining experience. And Wednesday’s half price wine night was a welcome surprise. Highly recommend the crab, shrimp and avocado toast appetizer and the short rib entree.

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vipRobert
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We arrived on time and were escorted from the reception desk to a high top table in the bar. It was 3 feet from 6 loud talking men. I had requested a booth. We went back to the reception desk. Next, we were taken to a room that I would describe as a mess hall. Bare wooden tables in a dreary room. Back to the reception desk. Now we were shown a table in the "Dining Room" and were seated next to a former bar that was now the wine cellar. I ordered drinks. As we settled in, we both noticed a cold draft and asked our server if we could move to an unoccupied table across the room. He told us that was reserved for a party of 7. It was a table for 4. I told him I wanted a check for the drinks as we were not staying. The manager came and relocated us to a booth in the corner of the room. The food was ok. Are we going back? What do you think?

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ColleenD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! From drinks to apps, & entrees- amazing. Even the after dinner drinks & desserts are delicious! Service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant always have good keeps getting better and better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel very safe there .. the food is great...

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Friendly, affordable yet compliant with the restrictions required to assure a safe environment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went here for Valentine’s Day dinner. The prefixed menu was perfect. The timing of each course along with the quality of service and food was outstanding. The cocktails were delicious. We tried some new foods and it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I was freezing cold and turned off by the outdoor seating, as it wasn’t as pretty as pictured on Instagram. However, the service and food was amazing. Due to COVID we had to sit outside but I refuse to leave a bad review for something out of the restaurants hands. The waiter was phenomenal, patient, informative friendly and attentive! The food!!!! Ughh the FOOD!!!! It was so good we tipped the chef’s! This was a amazing experience and worth the drive from Philly! Cannot wait to come back again.

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ScottM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our Valentine's Day dinner at Columbus Inn because we both heard friends recently touting about it. Our dining experience lived up to the expectations. The Valentine's Day menu was a 4-course meal and each course was outstanding. Due to it being Valentine's Day (we were late in placing our reservations) and still being in the grips of the COVID pandemic, our table was outside in a heated porch. It was a little chilly (it was pretty cold night), but our overall experience was still very good. Definitely recommend!

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the new greenhouse outside for Valentine’s Day and could not have been happier. It was quaint and romantic and cozy and warm enough with a jacket on unzipped. The menu had several options for each course and each one we chose was delicious. The highlight for me was the steak & eggs with the perfect spiced potato pancake and brussel sprouts with bacon. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and timed the meal expertly. We can’t wait to return!

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WilmFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I understand the need to limit the menu but I wasn't impressed with the choices of limited Valentine's Day menu.

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George
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, you could cut the filet with a fork... it was delicious

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Eileen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the cheese steak egg rolls and the filet mignon. I don't think they serve bread with dinner. The green beans were excellent as well.

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EmilyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Great knowable staff !! First time and everything was really nice . Only thing would change food came out quickly so we didn’t get a lot of time to spend . But it was still great !

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MaryJaneK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and so was our service. We will be back soon!

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vipDRMH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was just a little too much breading and sauce on the calamari, otherwise everything was perfect.

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jshel
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 4 outside and it was outstanding. We were very comfortable with the ceiling heaters and very well spaced from other diners. Felt "COVID safe" and it was great to get out and feel "normal". The interior of the building was also very well distanced.

Food and drinks were excellent; try the arrogant cauliflower appetizer.

Looking forward to going again in the next couple of weeks. Strongly recommend

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vipFoodieinmedia
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Appetizers are not a sharable size, but very tasty. Desserts were lovely!

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vippatrickf
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time....great service, atmosphere and great food.....

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time - definitely try to sit in the dining room
Next time! It looked cozy 😊!

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nogarlic
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat in the dining room and due to Covid it was quiet. The food was very good and the kitchen was accommodating to special dietary requests. Our waiter was great.

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Tenisha
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great our waitress Morgan was awesome! It was a great night!

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LisaN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our brunch! Food service and ambience excellent!

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jobo41
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, from making the reservation, having it confirmed, being served and being treated well. The aura of CI hasn’t changed, despite Covid. It’s still one of the best restaurants in the tri-state area.

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vipMuffin
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Francis, was the best. He took excellent notice of our needs without infringing on our conversation. We really enjoyed having Francis as our server.

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Melissa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and atmosphere at Columbus inn, no matter where in the restaurant you dine. We had the calamari for an appetizer which was perfect. Then for dinner we’re feeling a simple cheeseburger, which was simply amazing. Everything you want in a good cheeseburger with Columbus inn’s special touch. Never a a bad experience dining here.

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NoelleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband ordered a miller lite bottle; it was served warm; he gave it back to the waiter only to have the same beer returned to him after it had been submerged in ice for a few minutes. He was still not able to drink it. Asked for coffee with dessert and and it was luke warm. Entrees were just ok and prices were well above the quality of food/drinks we were served. We will not be returning...

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood Cobb salad was fabulous, definitely a recommendation. We dined on the patio, which was fine. It was a chilly, windy night. The patio was not toasty warm, but with our coats on it was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dinner nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious; brioche french toast with berries and avocado toast with a huge lobster claw!

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GeorgeG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tables both in the tavern and dining room are spaced far apart due to Covid 19. Outstanding service and excellent food preparation.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and right when we got there we got greeted by the host by a happy anniversary. Food was amazing! Only disappointment was the veal wasn’t on the menu anymore, that was my favorite!

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IreneD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was wonderful. Service was good and atmosphere was nice.

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MeganM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided pretty last minute to go out to dinner so we’re excited to see that there were still reservations available at Columbus Inn. The food and service were fantastic. My husband ordered the beef short rib and not only was it delicious it was humongous!

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vipPatrickB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the Seafood Cobb. The presentation and the taste were outstanding. Service attentive but not obtrusive. Ambiance very nice - comfortable and relaxing. Overall an excellent experience.

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GretchenS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place for an amazing meal with friends

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CarolT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Consistently excellent food and service.

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vipMrCE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner! Service was spot on and portions were huge!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so amazing and the service is just as amazing!!! This was our second time back & we will definitely be back again. I got the short rib and it was delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Columbus Inn using the Order Online button. Columbus Inn also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Columbus Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 571-1492 ext. 2.

Columbus Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1575 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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