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Columbia

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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 110...
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 110 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 Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Restaurant!

Food and staff are fantastic! The extensive menu might have you looking for awhile. I've found after several visits that there is not a bad selection to be made. I have not ordered the same meal twice and was more than satisfied with every selection so far. And of course you will be served by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Mike87AOH
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food and staff are fantastic! The extensive menu might have you looking for awhile. I've found after several visits that there is not a bad selection to be made. I have not ordered the same meal twice and was more than satisfied with every selection so far. And of course you will be served by the best staff who are... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow the service and food amazing the drinks are to die for and great view of the sea slightly more expensive but worth it

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent, we had Nash for a waiter. He was knowledgeable and attentive. The entree was above average. We thoroughly enjoyed the house salad, a must if you like salad. The crab cake appetizers were very good. We sat outside with a view of the bay, a little windy but still well worth it. Would recommend to rest if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I disliked this place very much. Went for lunch with a large party. Got in quickly. They were not busy. The inside is beautiful. That was it. I had the Enzi Chardonnay and the Adelita Chardonnay. They were both tasty. My hubby and I ordered the Lobster Langosta flatbread. It was also tasty. We then ordered the Cuban sandwich and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We do apologize that you did not experience the care and concern that we expect from our employees while taking care of our guests. We have been serving our guests in Florida for 110 years and we could not remain in business if we did not care about our guests and make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our party of 5 including two kids 7&11 had a great experience at the Columbia. The Cuban Sandwhich was excellent and my wife had the 1905 salad and it was huge portion size. Kids were able to find good offerings from their menu. I would also recommend the tasty Sangria make sure get the pitcher as a glass isn't a... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is not our first time to enjoy dinner at this restaurant. But this time while we were in Clearwater, we ate here twice. We love this place. The food is always consistent and we have always been impressed with the service. The table side pitcher of mojitos are the best. One of the best mojitos we have had and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went to dinner with family as we visited the area from Ohio. The restaurant was beautiful, the view of the bay was gorgeous, staff was somewhat friendly. However the food was not as good as expected and was very expensive. I do not see myself going back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I am not a fish lover but this dish was one of the best I have ever had. Service was great, appetizers were warm and flavorful. Get the white sangria, a house specialty! Would go back any time.

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Benton
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the grouper Jimmy and the mahi mahi. Both were delicious. We sat at the bar and had excellent service. We would definitely return.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First let me start out by saying the restaurant is in a very nice location. It is situated right by the water and the view is just beautiful! The food is good yet a little too expensive considering what you have to pay for. I would definitely recommend going here for a special night like maybe a birthday or anniversary!... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia

Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 110 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 Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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