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The Columns

601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
+1 732-988-3213
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
6 days ago
“Go For The Food”
6 days ago
“post wedding party”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is outstanding. We enjoyed a couple weekend specials which were terrific - my stuffed shrimp dinner was creative and son's grilled sea scallops were superb. Wife had the lobster with a tough shell and daughter had baked scallops. Rice and green bean...More

Thank ArubaConsultant
Reviewed 6 days ago

handles the crowd well and had food and drinks ready as everyone started filing in..small band was great and staff was attentive..possible could have a few more chairs

Thank hunblos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend 2 weeks at the Jersey shore and Columns is always on my list of stops. This year didn't fail. Live music was a little to loud, but I was the minority in the room. Everyone else seemed to enjoy it. Will definitely be back...More

Thank peeshCharleston_SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small menu plus specials. Specialty cocktails and good selection of beer and wine. Prices were a bit higher than I thought, but when I got my dinner, there was a good portion. Only outdoor seating on the porch with beautiful view of the ocean. Food...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends here for seafood and drinks..beautiful old building with large rooms I believe it is quite historic but not sure of the building's original date

Thank goodfoodrocks77
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My friends and family have been going here for years! We wish it were open all year round! Great for casual dining and sitting outside is wonderful! The drinks are reasonable and the specials are awesome!

Thank bjmcinerney2016
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant for lunch several times. The food is good and you can not argue with the view. They are not overpriced and for several weekends in the summer they offer 25cent clams and live music. How can...More

Thank bbbeanie
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, however the food was lacking. It was lobster day, and what was supposed to be steamed lobster was obviously boiled. They had apparently been marinating in a pot of water for quite awhile, when we cracked the shells water just poured out and...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

An oasis of pleasure after an afternoon on a hot beach. The service is impeccable, the margaritas cold and the nibbles and seafoods soooo tasty. A highlight of our day.

Thank David190343
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Been here before. Better sometimes than others, never really bad. Will come back. First time for lunch. Clam specials on weekends.

Thank ChasNewJersey
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Donna R
What does the bar menu consist of? What choices are offered for inside dining for lunch & dinner?
8 August 2016|
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Response from NelsonVirginia | Reviewed this property |
Variety of foods, and drinks. Daily specials. Very good food. The view is beautiful, looking at the ocean.I would suggest you look on their site and see menu or call for daily specials.
Reservations taken?
16 July 2016|
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Response from NelsonVirginia | Reviewed this property |
If you had a part of 6 or more you can make reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 732-988-3213
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