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“Luxuriate yourself !” 5 of 5 stars
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Columbia
1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
727-596-8400
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Ranked #13 of 591 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine & wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Don't miss our world-famous "1905" SaladTM, named “One of America’s Top 10 Best Salads” by the Salad Guy – Wiley Mullins in USA Today -- The only restaurant in Florida to be named. Whether you choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
Ft Lauderdale
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“Luxuriate yourself !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This restaurant has a fabulous reputation and we can see why ! The decor is right out of a movie set, yet authentic ! But the best part is the food. (I can honestly say though that I dont care for Cuban bread but dont let that stop you)...Our waiter was helpful in our decision as to what to order. The snapper platter was huge and delicious as was the grouper. We were so full that we couldn't even squeeze in a cup of coffee... no less a dessert. EVERYONE goes to one of the Columbia restaurants when they are in the Tampa area. You should too and you will see why!

Visited June 2013
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Wentzvill, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great cuban food, sangria and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Had a great dinner on a Saturday night complete with calamari and chorizo tapas, paella and a Cuban sampler mains and a little house sangria. Service was great and food was delivered quickly...no complaints other than we ate too much :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had the mahi with rice and beans. As well the famous salad. I loved the view. The service could have been faster but the view, and the food are fantastic.

Visited May 2013
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“An old favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My boss treated me to a seaside lunch. We enjoyed the delicious hose sandwich and 1905 salad. The sangria was great, too. I enjoyed the deck on the water ad service. As a kid, we went to the Columbia at St. Armand's Circle and nothing had changed. Thirty years melted away - that's a class operation. And indulge in the bread and butter. So crackling good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island
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“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went to Columbia Restaurant in Clearwater Beach last Friday and we were impressed. Sparkle clean tablecloths, incredible view, delicious food and friendly service. We had 5 different tapas and all of them were outstanding. Don't miss this out if you are in Clearwater Beach.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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