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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #12 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
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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Martinez, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Columbia Restaurant was beautiful. The décor was pleasantly Spanish and not overdone. The prices per entrée are a bit high ranging between $20-$30 and the side salad is extra. Service was good and if you get a waterside table, fantastic views. There is an outside eating area that allows smoking (surprisingly), but is also quite warm, so dress appropriately.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I absolutely love the 1905 salad! You must try it. The main dish food was good, but not like abuelas! The view of the bay was wonderful. The service was good and very knowledgeable of the menu. Nice experience and will be returning to try it again!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for 2 years now. From the first time that I went and up to day, I would highly recommend this to any one. I have never gotten a bad meal.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This is my second visit to this restaurant. Love the many options and well portioned food. Gorgeous views of the bay. Terry our server was gracious and most accommodating. Can be a bit pricey, but well worth it. Service is great. Reservations a much especially during peak season. Love it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was such a good place to eat with a wide variety on the menu, we ate there twice. Very good sangria and tapas.

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On a recent trip to Tampa we spent an evening in Clearwater and kicked the evening off by having dinner at Columbia. We had originally read some mixed reviews but a friend of ours had recommended the restaurant so we went ahead and gave it a shot. First off, they will take walk-ins but if you go on a Saturday... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have been coming to this restaurant for almost a decade. The food is outstanding and authentic. Our most recent experience has unfortunately tainted everything. It is a popular restaurant and consequently there is often an issue with parking. They have started a valet service. This valet service has taken over the parking lot which is used by many other... More

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

We are always pleased to hear from long time guests such as yourself. We do apologize for the issues you had while valet parking. We will share your comments with the valet company to make sure that they correct these issues so they don’t happen again. More

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