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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #61 of 490 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Commerce Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We dined on a Saturday night with some friends. Our meals included grouper stuffed with crabmeat, roast pork, snapper w/shrimp, and chicken relleno, which were all delicious. My husband rated his grouper as one of the best seafood meals he's ever had. The dining rooms are tiled with beautiful Spanish tiles which made this dining experience even more special and... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this restaurant is the 1905 salad. The entrees are average quality but highly inflated prices. The Mojito's had been very weak the past few visits, its like they use the weakest and cheapest rum on the market, you leave this restaurant wanting to go somewhere for a drink. Disapointing, thei place needs get back on track... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Saturday nights seem to be a madhouse; expect an hour-plus wait without a reservation despite this being one of the largest spots in town. Wide selection of tapas and entrees; paella and sangria seem most popular, but it's hard to go wrong. Service, despite a massive staff, seemed perfunctory (the hostess especially brusque), and a simple order was delivered in... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful surroundings. Free parking during lunch, and you can pay extra to park all day and wander around town. Wonderful art on display. I had grouper, my husband had a beef dish called Ropa Vieja. I had Spanish Bean Soup, he had Cuban black bean soup. We were both very happy with our dishes. Great service. So glad a friend... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience at the Columbia this weekend. We have previously eaten at their Ybor City location. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the menu and answering questions. There were six in our party and we all left pleased with the outing. We all devoured the delicious bread. We will keep this on our list of favorites!

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Monroe, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at this restaurant with a large group and they did a good job. The group had a set menu with a choice of either soup and 1/2 sandwich, salad and 1/2 sandwich, soup and salad or a whole sandwich. All were served with a 1/3 loaf of delicious bread and a drink. The restaurant decor is lovely... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautifully decorated restaurant that makes you feel like you are on vacation on a tropical island. Even though it was a rainy day, it was bright and cheery inside. It is also conveniently located on the main street in the historic district. The waitress was friendly and helpful and came back several times to see if we... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You MUST eat here if visiting St. Augustine! The food is delicious, the service wonderful, and the atmosphere beautiful. Do yourself a favor and have the bread pudding for dessert, it is one of the best things I have ever tasted in my life!!!

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Port Orange, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

That being said, not much else is worth coming back for... I still have not had a good entree here yet to date. I tried the Snapper "Adelita" on my last visit only because I was told the Snapper "Alicante" would take 30 minutes + to prepare, which was not indicated on the menu. The "Adelita" was a dull grilled... More 

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

Thank you visiting with us again. We are pleased that you enjoy our “1905” Salad. We are sorry that you have not enjoyed your entrée choices. We do have an extensive menu with many choices, perhaps on your next visit your server can make a recommendation more to your liking. More 

West Yellowstone, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Eating here is an adventure! We had a party of ten and we had a great time! White sangria was awesome! Our waitress was soo nice. Explained all dishes to us as some of us were not familiar with menu items! We all enjoyed the tapas! The logastino pasta was yummy. One of us had veal that was excellent! The... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia Restaurant

Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904) 824-3341
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

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