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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate outside, service was excellent. The Cuban sandwich was delish. The salad was mixed up tableside, also very good. Some of the best Sangria I ever had.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of bread given to start so no need for starter to fill you up. We had a very enthusiastic waiter who prompted us to have a starter, kept saying that he was sending stuff back to kitchen as portion not big enough, very chatty but didn't clear glasses or napkins away from table during meal so felt cluttered. Awarded... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, great location, great service!!! I can't say enough about Columbia! I am local and go all the time. I love to sit outside outback or in the bar area. Lovely views from any location. Awesome tapas, seafood, pitchers of mojitos made table side and the bread is so good. You can't go here and have a bad time,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the food was amazing! There was a lot to chose from on the menu which made it very difficult to pick. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful wonderful salads! Imagine: sitting on the outside (covered) porch with the Bay lapping along the edges. And a margarita. And a salad with the best homemade dressing a large shrimps. What more can I say? Dreamy.

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Seminole, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After 16 years we finally tried the Columbia in Sand Key. It was excellent! Our server James Costello was on top of everything. Have been back 3 times since and have not been disappointed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the location in Ybor City. I believe this is the original oldest one. The menu is large we were there for lunch. We ordered lunch tapas style and everything was terrific including the pitcher of red sangria. Save room for desert! They have an awesome white chocolate mousse bread pudding, the best I've ever eaten! The service is... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just down the street from our condo on Sand Key Island. Always one of the "go to" destinations for either lunch or dinner

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Orlando
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Columbia Restaurant has a long history in the Tampa Bay Area dating back to 1905. Excellent Cuban style cuisine in a very nice atmosphere. The restaurant is Waterfront and you can sit outside for a casual meal, or go inside and have white tablecloths. The 1905 salad is prepared table side and it's delicious, and so is the song... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is on the water and offers a very nice view of the intercostal waterway. The 1905 salad is my favorite and one of the best salads you will eat. I had the Roast Pork w/black beans and white rice. The cuban sandwich is also a very good. It is really great to have a Latin restaurant so close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
Description
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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