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Columbia Restaurant

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649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747 (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
+1 407-566-1505
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 110 years, Columbia has earned acclaim...
Family-owned and operated for over 110 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(R), 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 cafe 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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  • 421
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
1905 Salad - BEST SALAD EVER!

My girlfriends all meet up here for lunch once a month for the 1905 salad!! It's FANTASTIC. Tossed at your table. So good. And always consistent here. That is an iconic salad with a recipe from 1905 and its perfected because it always tastes the same.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jen B
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My girlfriends all meet up here for lunch once a month for the 1905 salad!! It's FANTASTIC. Tossed at your table. So good. And always consistent here. That is an iconic salad with a recipe from 1905 and its perfected because it always tastes the same.

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Homosassa, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building from 1905, Done in a spanish motif,waiters and waitresses are all in black and white,nicely dressed.clothe napkin for your lap.Delicious lunches!Had a awesome Havana Club with plantain chips and the other half had a lovely Grilled chicken salad.So filling.Everything is just so Elegant.Their is outside dining if you prefer too.Recommend to anyone over in the area!

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Celebration, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

my favorite restaurant in Celebration, FL. They also have other locations in Florida. All the food is very fresh and great.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful but casual restaurant located in Celebration, near Orlando. The food is very good. You could almost say it was comfort food. It fills you up and tastes good. We had the Paella which was very good. Our group also tried a chicken and a pork dish. The pork was excellent. The meals contain a lot of... More 

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tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous. The salads were amazing at lunch, the entre's were amazing at dinner! GET THE BREAD - it is to die for!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was delicious and freshly made. Our server Lori was friendly and professional. Had the half Cuban sandwich and the 1905 salad.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The fact that this restaurant is still family owned since 1905 adds to the experience. Our waitress was Elida. She was charming and knowledgeable about the food and the history. The white sangria is delicious.

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I’m local and did enjoyed the atmosphere of that old Spaniard restaurant/cuisine..,,, but food was very disappointing and very overpriced .I think my paella was rushed and the salt shaker lost in it. …. paid $12 for 4 medium size gambas (regular shrimps) appetizers of no quality at all… With this many options around will never return .

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

We know that our guests have many choices about where they will dine, and we thank you for choosing to dine with us. Our family has been serving guests in Florida for 110 years. Unfortunately, we let you down by serving you meals that were not prepared correctly, and we apologize. We will use your comments in our next staff... More 

Ocala
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We absolutely love the Columbia and I think the one in Celebration is one of their best locations! The food is always fantastic! It's so close to Disney but feels miles away from the theme park atmosphere. It's nice to have a restaurant that you can rely on for consistently great food and experiences!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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301 reviews 301 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

At a recent lunch here we enjoyed the food and service. The restaurant is located in a nice area of this town. I had the half Cuban sandwich and small 1905 salad. They were good. Others in our group had the pork dinner and the grouper dinner. Both of these were tasty. Service was attentive. The restaurant is fairly large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
    (Front St. & Sycamore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Celebration
  • Phone Number: +1 407-566-1505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Family-owned and operated for over 110 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(R), 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 cafe 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.
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

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