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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, 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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
    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
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Banks, Oregon
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?