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Columbian Cafe

1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
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Ranked #15 of 82 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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.
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English first
Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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336 reviews 336 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Everything we had was great...a small, funky restaurant... looks like an old tavern... but the chef makes miracles in her tiny kitchen... all 4 of us had incredible dishes... great service and a fun evening... will be back as often as possible... as they also have breakfast and lunch...

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Aloha, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Terrible service in an eclectic type restaurant. Not the greatest experience and there are so many better places to eat in Astoria. Sorry buys.

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Fairview, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We arrived for lunch shortly before noon on a weekday. No wait for a table. Our food arrived almost an hour after we ordered. The food is good and fresh, nothing extraordinary. We probably won't eat here again due to the long wait. Couldn't really understand it since the restaurant wasn't crowded and only seats about 25 people.

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warrenton, OR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If your idea of a good meal is olive garden and Denny's, this isn't your place. If you want fresh, locally sourced fish and vegetarian meals in an eclectic atmosphere, you will be happy. Their breakfast is particularly inviting. It is something in between a dive bar, a northwest natural food store and a food cart. Honestly, it isn't my... More

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ScootersPeople, Owner at Columbian Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Good news! We do have delicious happy bacon and other meat items on our menu or for specials. Thanks again! More

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