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Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
727-596-8400
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Ranked #12 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
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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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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent service led to really good food. Desserts are awesome so save some room. Restaurant has been around for over 100 years for a reason!

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Largo, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Having just come back from a 2 week vacation in Canada and Maine, it was so nice to return to this restaurant for a birthday celebration and enjoy our favorite place to eat on Sand Key. Always feel like I'm on vacation when there - whether you are inside or out on deck along the intercoastal waterway. Service and food... More

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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We love Columbia. From the mojitos to the sangria, the ambiance of the restaurant, the as good as advertised 1905 salads, the awesome tapas, delicious palella, to the desserts and coffee, really we couldn't find anything that we didn't love. And for my family that is really saying something. Each time we have gone, we have had a great server,... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We ate here during lunch mid-week after reading the outstanding reviews of others. Parking lot could become an issue during a busy tourist/holiday season. Staff was very friendly and atmosphere was very nice and reflected their Cuban restaurant heritage. We sat outside as it was nice weather-wise and as others have said, it is a bit more informal than the... More

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MANSFIELD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant! Went there with my husband and 2 teenage boys for lunch and everyone was happy with their meals. Waiter was fantastic. The 1905 salad was great. We even saw a dolphin jumping out of the ocean from our indoor table near the window!! When we left we were given fresh iced tea and sodas in to go cups... More

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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our waitress was very attentive. We went out for a late lunch/early dinner. The waitress knew the menu very well and was able to help narrow selections based on things she had tried. The atmosphere was very nice, open and airy with a nice view of the inland waterway!

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Hanson, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First trip to Clearwater! First trip to Colombia! Loved it! The food was amazing and the staff was fantastic! Every dish was excellant! The bread has a story all its own and the decor is very authentic! We spent 200.00 less tip for 4, including wine, appetizers, dinner, dessert and coffee. Portions were huge we could have easily shared but... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On the day we ate at Columbia, we had spent the day at the beach and skipped lunch. The food was delicious, the portions were large and the staff was very helpful! The only problem I had the entire dinner was that we sat in the uncovered deck and I was the unfortunate recipient of a seagulls dropping. Which has... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food Great atmosphere We love visiting all the Columbia locations we really like the Sarosota location

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food in a more upmarket setting than many places we visited in the area. Would recommend the tapas.

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