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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The paella is the best! The sangria, awesome. The service and atmosphere is good, as well. A little on the pricey side but is worth it!

Thank mickcip
South Burlington, Vermont
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE traveled to Sand Key and were quite excited when we learned a Spanish / Cuban restaurant was across the street from our hotel. Traveling to Spain many times we dreamed of tapas and fresh small plates. We received overcooked, overpriced disappointing food. Nothing to compare to true tapas. I feel it is a tourist trap and busy because it... More 

Thank carpentajoseph
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues with your meals, and we apologize for letting you down. We do read all comments here, and use them to make improvements. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere, prices are reasonable and food was good. I had the huge salad and it was way too much for me but really good. Next time I'll ask for my dressing on the side. My friend had the pork chop special and said it was excellent. Waiters were very nice and attentive.

Thank dmcentire
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

ate here for lunch and came back for dinner. Highly recommend the fideua mariscos, loved it. Mussels were very good.

Thank Todd B
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service, atmosphere, and quality and quantity of food is all exceptional. Pricey, but worth every penny. Whatever you order will be great, but make sure you get a mojito and 1905 salad with it. Can't wait to come back.

Thank JPorscucci
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff got it done but we're not very engaging, at least our server was not. We ordered over $150 worth of food and he was kind but not very engaging. The food was alright. The seafood was amazing and so fresh but the dishes themselves were not the best.

Thank Kanesha R
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again Columbia delivers a good experience in service and food. Probably our our 7th visit to this location...lunch and dinner...as well as additional visits to Celebration, Sarasota and Ybor locations. This last visit was a 5 dinner experience, but rated a 4 since lunches visits can at times be off the mark on their apps. Nonetheless a must visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good and the menu is large. I had a pasta dish with lobster in it. The Mohito was weak and we questioned whether it had any alcohol or mint in it. Tasted like seltzer water with some other herbs in it. They re-made us a pitcher table-side that was markedly improved. Will eat there again but... More 

Thank John L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and well presented establishment. Brisk service by overly enthusiastic waiter. I didn't enjoy the heavily dressed salad which I thought was expensive for the basic ingredients. Not a fan of the bread either. Veal "special" was rustic in it's presentation, in fact all the presentation look clumsy and not refined at all. Could only manage to eat half... More 

Thank spark b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my teenage daughters here for an awesome dinner. Everything was perfect from the valet, waitress Taylor, to the hostess. Drinks, food and ambience was awesome!

Thank Amber H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 111 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 Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by 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. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?