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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 110 years, Columbia has earned acclaim...
Family-owned and operated for over 110 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(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

We come here every time we come to St. Aug. We really enjoy it. The food is tasty and well done. Service and food have always been very good here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ann A
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Tampa, Florida
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Ajax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Many different dining areas with historical ambiance. Competent servers. Great variety on the menu. Entrees priced at the upper end (you get what you pay for).

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you like Spanish/Cuban food you will find yourself in Paradise. The Spanish Beer was the bomb, and I had there Ham & Bean soup.....oh my, not one cup but no two.......so,so good. Then I had their seafood Paella.....Man it was good.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can always count on the Columbia restaurant to have excellent Cuban food. I'd strongly recommend the Gazpacho, Spanish Bean soup, 1908 salad, and Cuban sandwich (of course!) to anyone. =)

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Sanford
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Every time we come to St. Augustine we go to Columbia's! They have great food and a wonderful atmosphere! The 1905 salad is yummy!

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Atlanta
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The place is beautiful with a gorgeous Spanish air and decor. So, I ordered a Sangria...but was disappointed. It was served in small wine full of ice. Not much Sangria for the price. The food was just of...nothing special or really good with the one exception of their '1905 dressing'which is truly exceptional. The service was good when presenr, but... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and food are wonderful! The sangria or mojitos are made at the table if you order the pitcher and are very good!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this place, service was excellent, salad is first class and meal was also. A relaxing,air conditioned restaurant with traditional Cuban food. We really enjoyed our visit here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Outstanding Dining! Superb Food at a reasonable price!! Excellent Service!!! Always Best to call for reservations as they are always filled!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We come here every time we come to St. Aug. We really enjoy it. The food is tasty and well done. Service and food have always been very good here.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having visited the Columbia three times over 9 months I remain perplexed how the restaurant remains in business. The last visit was for my niece's doctoral graduation party. Despite our reservation, it took 40 minutes to be seated which was too long for our 80+ year old grandparents. Once seated it took another 55 minutes and three conversations with the... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about the many mistakes made, and the lack of service you received on your visit. We apologize for letting you down when you choose to join us for a family celebration. We appreciate our guests letting us know when we make mistakes so that we can make improvements. We will share your comments with... More 

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Additional Information about Columbia Restaurant

Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 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 10 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Family-owned and operated for over 110 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(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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

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