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Columbia

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Columbia
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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 100...
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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Great harbor-side seating, very good service and food
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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AldebaranFlorida
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St. Petersburg, Florida

We go to the Columbia Restaurant at their Sand Key / Clearwater Beach location overlooking Clearwater Harbor several times a year. We love sitting outside to enjoy the excellent view of... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 417
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We go to the Columbia Restaurant at their Sand Key / Clearwater Beach location overlooking Clearwater Harbor several times a year. We love sitting outside to enjoy the excellent view of the water. The service and food is always very good and the prices are reasonable for that area. We often get one of their two bean soups, both excellent,... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, atmosphere and view. Have eaten here 3 times. The selections are geared to a Columbian palate.

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Macomb, il
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A group of us at a conference (20+) walked across the street to Columbia's without a reservation.The servers worked us in and the service was very good. i had the grouper which was quite large and excellent. The sides were also very good. The facility is attractive with a nice view of the bay.. Would recommend for anyone staying on... More

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Belfast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have eaten in some great restaurants, but this competes with the very best - a superb Cuban/ Spanish restaurant. The food is really tasty, the staff very friendly and very well trained. If you get the chance go there!!

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Ottawa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We vacationed in Sand Key right across from the restaurant location. We simply went because it was close and we really enjoyed that restaurant. Nice patio in the back right on the water front of the bay. Cuban sandwich special is a must and it comes with a nice salad prepared at your table and value is extremely reasonable. Restaurant... More

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Lutz, Fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have eaten at all of them. The menu is outstanding, and the food is always excellent. This is their best location, though. Right on the water, beautiful day. We arrived before the Sunday crowd, but the waiter continued to be attentive even as his tables filled up.

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Cambridge, UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Touring beaches during downtime on a business trip. Stopped here for lunch before heading back to airport. Sat outside, but not offered a table in sun (saving for parties, than single diners?). Chose salad from the daily specials menu - very tasty and a good quantity of food (ie not usual American mega portion!) Side of Cuban bread was excellent.... More

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been many times for lunch and dinner. Food is great, plentiful, and prices reasonable. Service is also consistently great.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant had THE BEST food and THE BEST service. It was romantic and so beautiful! Definitely my favorite place in Clearwater. We ordered a pitcher of mojitos and they made them right at our table. We ordered desert (which in Washington we call Creme Brulee!) and they fixed that at our table as well. What a great place. I... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had our Sunday lunch there and it was great as usual. It was too cold to sit outside but we enjoyed our lunch inside. Service was great and the salad delicious.

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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 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: Cuban, Spanish

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