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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
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Ranked #21 of 83 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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977 reviews 977 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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
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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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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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
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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431 reviews 431 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Additional Information about Columbian Cafe

Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
Phone Number: 503-325-2233
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Contemporary

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