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Columbian Cafe

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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
503-325-2233
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    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
Delicious Toast

Seriously, who says "delicious toast"? Well, if you have the jellies that they serve at the Columbian Cafe, then that toast is delicious!! We asked to see where the locals eat, and they sent us here. We were glad they did! There was a bit of a wait, but we went next door to the Voodoo Room for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
abusse
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Astoria, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Seriously, who says "delicious toast"? Well, if you have the jellies that they serve at the Columbian Cafe, then that toast is delicious!! We asked to see where the locals eat, and they sent us here. We were glad they did! There was a bit of a wait, but we went next door to the Voodoo Room for a cocktail,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of my favorite breakfast joints in town. Fresh and unique! Perfect for taking your time and enjoying yourself. Staff is always smiling and the food is always yummy! Can't get enough of their jellies either!

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Astoria oregon
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1,092 reviews 1,092 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Astoria has some very good eating establishments. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. The accumulated dirt and grease accumulated on surfaces very unappetizing. Take a pass on this one! Return? No way. Recommend. Please see above. No.

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ScootersPeople, Owner at Columbian Cafe, responded to this review

I see that this reviewer claims to be from Astoria and has reviewed many dozens of restaurants and hotels around the globe. I wonder how it is that he has not eaten in our cafe in the 35 years we've been open. It's true that we occupy one of Astoria's oldest buildings and that the fixtures do date back. But... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An old hippie friend of mine and I had dinner there one night. Totally veg friendly, which I appreciate and my meal was great. Service friendly. We ate at the bar and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere -- must be great in the winter.

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Portland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fabulous food, eclectic, tiny, unusual restaurant...everything is totally fresh and made to order. Probably the best Bloody Mary ever!!! A top restaurant in Astoria.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is the epitome of a dive on the inside and outside. However, don't let the perpetual 50's decor fool you. The breakfast chef knows what he is doing and will make you a monster sized and delicious way to start your day. He does crepes, Mexican themed, seafood themed, and traditional breakfast foods. We did not eat there... More 

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Naples, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

To say the The Columbian Café does not have the outward appearance of an excellent place for a superior dining experience is an understatement; and that makes it all the more fun to eat there. Using superior local ingredients of all sorts Marco prepares each dish cooked to perfection and loaded with fresh flavor. Recently, I ordered a smoked salmon... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very small intimate cafe with 10 stools, 3 booths and outdoor seating. We sat at the counter opposite the grill/griddle and saw our meal being prepared to ballet precision. Allergic to shellfish? She moved it to my meal. Allergies to pasta/gluten she served it with rice. If you get there at prime eating times there might be... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I ate here on July 4th, 2014. We were only in Astoria for one night and stubmbled upon this place while walking around. We are SO happy we popped in as it turned out to be the best meal we had during our week long Oregon/Washington coastal road trip. Looks can be deceiving in this instance as... More 

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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?