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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #65 of 486 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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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We had a good experience here. We stopped in during lunch, the place was packed with hungry tourist. I had the lobster cannoli, my wife had the paella and mac and cheese for the kid. Here is my take on these dishes, the lobster cannoli was good. A bit heavy with cheese and sauce but very flavorful. Definitely the better... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Can't go wrong with dining at the Columbia House. We've been going there for 25 years and always good service and great food. Perfect for large parties and entertaining guest. Free available parking too.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The empanadas were delicious - I'm always searching for that taste I experienced as a child living in the Canal Zone.

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Redington Shores, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

great food , great atmosphere. great service .. we were in a group of 35 + people .. Staff was very professional & did a great job of serving all of us at the same time . Manager was also very helpful ...

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We are from Tampa, FL where the original Columbia is at. Visiting in St. Augustine was just like home. Food and service where awesome. The only thing is they do not sell ice cream at this location. Food was delicious as usual.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I recently went to the Columbia restaurant in Saint Augustine for a work Christmas dinner. The food was good, I ordered the Del Monico steak... but I can't say it was the best steak I ever had. It was on par with Outback... not Ruths Chris. Still had great service, great atmosphere, the steak was done properly (medium). I'd certainly... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Columbia is one of my favorite restaurants; I have been to all but one of their locations throughout Florida. Their menu is large, but they do everything well. The 1905 salad is my go-to nearly every time: the combination of cheeses, olives, tomatoes and their homemade dressing, mixed tableside, is the best! The dressing on the salad is unique... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Delicious food as always. The garlic shrimp tapas is fantastic. You have to save the olive oil for dipping your bread.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I hold this restaurant dear to our hearts because we had our rehearsal dinner at The Columbia! We have eaten there on numerous occasions and are never disappointed. The 1905 Salad is one of a kind and a salad that has to be ordered every time you visit. If you order a large it is made table-side.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

You just can't beat the Columbia for food and service. I think that we've eaten in all of their restaurants and have not ever been disappointed. The service is excellent.

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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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