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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #73 of 485 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A client recommended Columbia so we stopped in as soon as we arrived in St Aug. I ordered the house salad (1905?) it was okay. The special of the day was a burger so 2 of my kids got that. 1 ordered it no bun or cheese due to food allergies- it came with cheese but they quickly corrected that-... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the food is great! very lovely. This restaurant has been around for years and managed to keep their reputation. Made reservation and walked right in. We are a family of 4 and the menu had something for all age ranges.

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Sebring, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Typical of the Columbia Restaurant 100-year reputation, our food was outstandingly good. The decor is beautiful and the experience was wonderful. Our server seemed to be inexperienced, but overall we enjoyed our meal.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The place is beautiful and cozy but the food is average. I have had better Cuban and Spanish food. We had several tapas, Caneloni Seafood, Palomilla. Everything seemed just average. The "Queso Fundido con Chorizo" definitely bad, nothing like the real dish. The "Gambas al ajillo" were great.

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Leawood, Kansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

After attending all the sites in St Augustine, and learning of the huge Spanish influence here, we were craving some Spanish food. We were not disappointed. This restaurant is very big, which sometimes, you lose the attentive staff. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our female bartender, while waiting for a table, was delightful. When we were sat, our... More

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Saint Augustine, FLorida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On the spur of the moment a friend and I decided to head down to St George street on a Saturday Evening. Thinking about dinner... we decided to try the Columbia. I really didn't expect to be able to get a table.. but the wait was only about 20 minutes. 20 minutes in the bar goes by quickly and this... More

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Goiania, GO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

They have a beautiful place to stay with friends or family to have a great time and wonderfull food! I recomend to all my friends that visit Saint Augustine. I would like do come back there another time. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You will find nice food there.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was beautiful inside. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful in food choices. This was our first time here and it had been recommended by friends. We will definitely go back. Make sure to get their bread pudding for dessert. It's big enough for two.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Love the setting in old historic St Augustine. Loved the ambiance and the food was amazing. We had the Chorizo "espana" along with the palomilla and the bambino. Amazing and delicious, it put me into a food coma. I truly enjoyed it. The server was amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu. I always find this to be a great... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter and I were in St. Augustine this weekend for a mother/daughter trip. Bob from the Bed and Breakfast we were staying at made reservations for us at this restaurant and wow am I glad he did. We ordered a pitcher of citrus white wine sangria and it was made right in front of us it was the best... More

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