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Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
727-596-8400
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Ranked #12 of 573 Restaurants in Clearwater
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, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine & wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Don't miss our world-famous "1905" SaladTM, named “One of America’s Top 10 Best Salads” by the Salad Guy – Wiley Mullins in USA Today -- The only restaurant in Florida to be named. Whether you choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite. 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Even for a non salad fan the 1905 salad is excellent. Crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms were great. Beautiful atmosphere, great tapas.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food and view, make sure you ask for a table outside on the water. And if you are looking for a short safe commute, stay at the Marriott Clearwater Beach next door and just walk over. The 1905 salad is made at your table, just watch the garlic amount unless you love a strong garlic taste. Still very very... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I ate at the Columbia in Clearwater Beach on 9/6 with 2 other adults and 3 kids. I specifically asked for no onions in my dish; my companion asked for a medium rare steak. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, his steak was way overcooked and my dish was loaded with onions. The waiter gave the 2 yr old an adult... More

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We apologize for the many mistakes made on your visit. We only have one chance to make a good first impression, and we failed to do so with our mistakes. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great sangria red or white. Best spanish food this side of the Atlantic. Very traditional spanish/cuban food. Several locations...tampa, sand key and in Sarasota at st armands key. If you like Latin food, this is a must visit with friends or as a couple. Love this place!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The service initially was a bit apathetic but the food was tasty. Reasonably priced. Felt a bit rushed but have had this in a lot of American restaurants.

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just dined at Colombia in Clearwater Beach on 9/20 with my girlfriend for her b-day and everything was phenomenal! She raved about her rib-eye and my snapper alacantra was deeeeelicous as well! Service was top notch and the location itself was beautiful.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was our first time eating at Columbia. The Clearwater location was really nice, right on the water. Our lunch service was good. The Cuban bread was warm and crusty and delicious. I got the chicken with yellow rice and it was delicious! Very simple, but tasty. I love Spanish food and the ingredients and options available. Next time I... More

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Martinez, California
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The original Columbian restaurant is in the historic Ybor City area of Tampa. We have eaten there several times over the years. Since we were staying on Sand Key, we were delighted that there was now a location just across the street from our hotel. The restaurant has outdoor seating overlooking the Bay. The food in this location, on this... More

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Wombourne
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We discovered this place on our last night there, which is a real shame, as the food was excellent. We had a lively wine and really enjoyed the service too. A great place to eat!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was our first trip to Columbia's. It was very nice. Professional staff and great food. I would recommend this restruant any time you want a great meal in a great atmosphere.

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