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Columbian Cafe

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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
503-325-2233
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan...
Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan dishes.. Enjoy a specialty cocktail in the VoodooRoom, a visual homage to New Orleans.Long a favorite of locals and visitors from afar.
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A jewel

What a wonderful stop for lunch. This is a tiny restaurant that has been in Astoria for decades, and it was evident the cook and servers like working there. When our drinks were served, the server brought us excellent toasted bread. Fresh iced tea (not instant or "fountain"). We had crepes because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Skaneateles, New York
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  • Local cuisine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I so wanted to like this place; I love diners and dives. This place fell short IMO. We waited exactly 74 minutes for 3 breakfast dishes. Food tasted fine but definitely not 74 minutes worth of fine. There were only a total of six people in the establishment plus 3 people sitting outside so I don't know why it took... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place got high reviews but I'm not sure why. I ordered the chorizo scramble and it was not the kind of chorizo that I like, this was that mealy kind that comes out of a casing and then just dissolves. It was ok, but not fantastic. My husband had the Chili Rellano "like" burrito and it needed more cheese... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a wonderful stop for lunch. This is a tiny restaurant that has been in Astoria for decades, and it was evident the cook and servers like working there. When our drinks were served, the server brought us excellent toasted bread. Fresh iced tea (not instant or "fountain"). We had crepes because so few places serve them. I had apple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is awesome, good cocktails carb loading on yummy bread and jelly. The main courses are fantastic!! Just remember it is small only 3 booths, bar seating and CASH only. A must go while in Astoria Oregon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I went to Astoria for the weekend and stumbled upon this fantastic joint! We went both days for breakfast. Sit at the bar and watch Kyle the chef do his magic at the grill. All food is fresh and chopped/grated to order. Kyle and Tonya were very friendly. Don't miss!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My friends and I visited the Columbian Cafe for breakfast and sat at the counter. We had a front-row view of the chef at work, and this helped pass the time. I'm not going to sugar-coat, it was a long wait for our food. This is not the place to go if you're in a hurry because the kitchen seems... More 

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Banks, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place doesn't seat to many and only has 3 booths plus counter service for about 14. The cook cooks right in behind the counter. Great homemade Smoked Salmon Hash! Go early to get a good seat. Best breakfast in Astoria

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Columbian Cafe. Aside from an anticipated wait, you'll find your patience will pay off. Let me tell you why. At the Columbian you are getting a meal made fresh. Every time. They don't pre cut vegetables, excellent portions, they make their pasta to order, and I know I'm getting fresh seafood. You can taste the quality of the food. I... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Waited an hour for 2 eggs over easy with potatoes. Potatoes absolutely tasteless. Also a so called chilli relleno omlette. No poblano chillies - tasteless omelet, tasteless black beans and rice. Avoid Columbian Cafe-Fresca unless you have time to kill and like tasteless food.

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Go for chefs choice, and get the bread with all the jelly selection. start with an E shot, or bacon bloody Mary. These guys make food that is awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 503-325-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan dishes.. Enjoy a specialty cocktail in the VoodooRoom, a visual homage to New Orleans.Long a favorite of locals and visitors from afar.
Open Hours
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?