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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
727-596-8400
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Ranked #13 of 591 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Go here! The food was so amazing! We had 5 people in our party and every dish was delicious. The service was great. The restaurant is definitely a must when in Clearwater.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Columbia in early December with group of 12 business staff for dinner. What a wonderful time, from the service to the food and entertanment! Definitely recommend!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Honestly can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Food is excellent, service is great, prices fair, certainly one of my top 5. I really like that it is one of the few places in town that is not a tourist trap.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We had a family dinner and while we told them there would be seven of us. They set a table for five. Even when they could see us sat at the table we only had five place settings. I asked for some cutlery and was passed the used ones from the next door setting, it became comical. The service was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great restaurant located overlooking Clearwater Bay on Sand Key. My recommendation would be to order the 1905 salad (made table side) and the delicous shrimp appetizer to be enjoyed on the outside patio with a pitcher of sangria....perfection! You can enjoy this meal combo for lunch or a light dinner I have yet to disappoint anyone that... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Don't miss these two staplepoints of a Tampa tradition. I love the original in Tampa but sometimes a closer beach day is in order and sand key doesn't disappoint.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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443 reviews 443 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The location is much more my taste , it's on the water. The ceramic tile decor feels European. The menu more Cuban than Spanish. We enjoyed the salad, bread, grouper, sangria. Service was great. Cost $$$

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is fabulous. It is a family owned restaurant whose family have been serving meals for generations. The interior is very European with elegant panelling, crown moulding and colourful tiles since it serves Spanish Cuban cuisine. We were here a couple times for the fish, tapas and salads, soup,all very tasty. Also, moderate prices for food quality!

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is great. Very authentic, right on the water, with great food and excellent service. I have been several times now and each one was a great time. Allow yourself some time to read the menu. Many items have a story behind them and adds to the overall experience. Their famous salad is amazing! you have to try it.... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You must start with the 1905 Salad, with Turkey, it's the best salad! It's prepared at your table and is a generous serving so be prepared to share with your friends! This is served along with individual loaves of warm Cuban bread. (We live nearby and quite often get this salad and bread as takeout to serve with dinner we... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia

Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727-596-8400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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