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Columbia Restaurant

649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
407-566-1505
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Celebration
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Front St. & Sycamore St.
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
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Arcachon, France
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

On Sunday we decided to have lunch in Celebration the golf town near Walt Disney world in florida ; On front St the Columbia restaurant is perfectly located and according to the hot and sunny weather we had lunch on the terrasse outside With the lake view The must is the original Columbia salade the same since 1905 Prefer With... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My mom lives in nearby Kissimmee, which is sorely lacking for good restaurants, so we drove to Celebration yesterday just to try Columbia and we were not disappointed. Atmosphere is lovely, service attentive and we all enjoyed our food. We had the Cuban Bean Soup and Black Bean soup, followed by the traditional Cuban sandwich (full-size is large enough to... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Columbia Restaurant at St. Armand's Circle, and now to the one in Celebration, the food does not disappoint and the atmosphere is elegant! The gazpacho and the 1905 salad are divine. Check this jewel out!

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wigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Its a nice décor and the staff where attentive, but I felt they where a little bit regimented and working from a script. The food was ok, but nothing special. I had a seafood cannelloni and could have cooked better at home. My appetizer was a cup of black beans soup, which was ok, but a bit bland. My wife... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Service is among the best I have encountered ever. Attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Food was served efficiently and properly. We had shrimp dishes that were excellent. The salad, however, is the highlight of the place. Spectacular. Only drawback was some patrons dressed inappropriately for a fine restaurant, but what can I say these days?

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Orlando, Fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I forget sometimes how lucky we are to have so many wonderful restaurants a stone's throw from our home. We are indeed fortunate to have one of the Columbian Restaurants in our community. It is hard to try new dishes when we have our favorites - I can make a meal from a simple cup of their black bean soup... More

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West Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a nice restaurant which is nestled in the quaint community of Celebration. The atmosphere is nice and the service was good. I selected the Filet Mignon and it was seasoned with a unique flavor of spices. It was also the most tender filet I have ever eaten and it's almost like they ran it through a meat tenderizer.... More

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been here a number of times and the service is always great. The make terrific Mojitos and I look forward to their gazpacho every time I visit. The sangria is very good too, as well as the cuban bread. Give it a try the next time you are in the area.

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Celebration, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has got to be one of the BEST Columian restaurants outside of Columbia! Try the Empanadas, they are fantastico! The white sangria is superb, and the 1905 salad is to die for. You can't go wrong, and all this in the cute town of Celebration! Ole!

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. I just want to note that our name, Columbia, is not associated with the country of Colombia. Our menu items are a blend of both of our family heritages, Spanish and Cuban -- showcasing many traditional foods as well as many items that are creations by each of the five generations who... More

Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Service was good. Food was delicious.. I've been here a couple of times but must say the Sangria is absolutely worth coming back.

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Additional Information about Columbia Restaurant

Address: 649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
Phone Number: 407-566-1505
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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