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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 - 10:30 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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English first
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We ventured away from the Disney fare on a recent visit, and found this delightful place. The atmosphere is quaint and the service very personal and friendly. I enjoyed a delicious filet mignon, and my son had the Marilyn and Joe - a very tasty beef, chicken, and shrimp dish. We all highly recommend their famous 1905 salad, which is... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice location and atmosphere. Service was attentive and professional. This was our first trip to the Celebration location although I have been to the Ybor City location several times. Mention that to say the Celebration location is much different in appearance but frankly, I like it best..

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place and have been to The Columbia in 5 different locations (including the Tampa Airport) and I always look to go back. The rice and chicken is really good. But if you can wait, the Paella is to die for. The table side mojitos are really great also.

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Columbus, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Delicious Margaritas, amazingly fresh Cuban bread, flavorful tapas. Even my kids went on and on about how good their kids' Cuban sandwich was. Our waiter was knowledgeable, quick, and attentive. The only complaint was that they need a dedicated water/drink server. The waiter was hustling but he had to make the (wonderful) 1905 salads table side which takes time. He... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Classic Florida restaurant. Delicious 1905 salad. Great paella. Fantastic homemade Cuban bread and sandwiches. In beautiful downtown Celebration. Close to Disney. Seen on Emerils Florida and Michelle Bernsteins PBS show about Florida.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just what we needed after walking 10k around Universal Studios. Comfort food from C/S America. The only criticism was that the crockets were a touch cold. The margarita was worth a go.

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Portage, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We came here with friends who regularly frequent Columbia Restaurant. They knew what we had to have (the sangria) and could tell us what we would love on the menu. The bread and butter service was awesome! I would come back just for the sangria and bread! My husband and I both had amazing meals - too much for lunch... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

On first walking in to the restaurant with my two coworkers I was very excited about the decor and atmosphere. There was a cute shop to buy Spanish dishes and accessories as well. We we're seated right away and offered drinks. The margaritas and sangria did not disappoint. Also loved the fresh bread to start with whipped butter. However our... More 

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Charleston, SC
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128 reviews 128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our 3rd location to try. I did not realize they had an Orlando area location. Celebration is a nouveau city developed in 1994. Interesting concept. I was browsing the TripAdvisor app for restaurants near me when this popped up. Reservations were made on the fly using Open Table 30 minutes before we arrived. . I was glad I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I wasn't too sure about this restaurant choice after reading the reviews, but my son wanted some Spanish food and I am glad we tried it, we had a nice evening. The food was not outstanding (we had better paellas elsewhere), but overall of good quality anyway. I really liked the 1905 salad. The menu is long, it was difficult... More 

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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 - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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