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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This came as a recommendation from the owner of the condo I rented during my stay. Everything about this restaurant is on point. It's clean, beautifully decorated and all aspects of service were extraordinary. My friend and I sat on the outdoor deck and despite it being a bit windy our dining experience was amazing. We had a server by... More 

Thank LilMeGz
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always take the time to go to Columbia whenever when are in the area. They are consistently good and the service is great...not to mention the view. If it's your first visit definitely try a variety of tapas. We love the empanadas. Delicioso!

Thank Gwennie2000
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us by another Brit and we just called in during a mini-vacation. What can I say? Just fabulous! Very relaxing surroundings looking out of the lagoon. Wide selection of veggie food and attentive service and conversation with our waiter. Highly recommended

Thank Gimmee4
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really love this restaurant chain and I always try to eat here when I come into town. I love their drinks and their salad. I felt like the main courses weren't as good as previous times. Don't get me wrong, they were very appetizing but just not phenomenal. My dessert was really tasty though...White chocolate bread pudding or something... More 

Thank Floridabeacbum
Seven Valleys, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere. Great place for dinner or lunch, casual or dressy. Juan our waiter was great. Let us know the specials and the recommended dishes. Fresh baked bread and butter held us over until our entrees arrived. The good rice was unbelievable. I could eat that as my entree. Scallops and shrimp were tender and perfectly cooked. The stuffed grouper... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Actually, it was good and there was nothing to complain about but still came away feeling it was good but not great. I would go back but just felt it wasn't amazing The 1905 salad is excellent.

Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When company comes to town, you take them to the Columbia. The menu is full of dishes that they have been serving for over a century. This is a branch of the Ybor City restaurant in Tampa, Florida. Go for the 1905 salad. The theater of the table side preparation is a delight. The flan is the very best outside... More 

Thank Florida207
West Virginia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Columbia was beautifully decorated and has wonderful water views. The menu was extensive. Go hungry as the portions were huge. Our server was attentive and knew the menu so he was able to answer any questions we had. In this world of fast food and chain restaurants it was a pleasure to have a 5 star experience.

Thank dwipeone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Clearwater! Loved the food and the atmosphere! Also, there is a story behind each entree and that's how they named the food! Our group of 7 all loved what we ordered- a little on the expensive side but worth it!!

Thank Jayne G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic venue with great atmosphere, lovely staff and incredible food! Try not to fill up on the bread as the portions are generous. Great seafood main (the 'brothy rice with octopus, calamari, prawns etc... I can't remember the name but see pic!) was amazing. Highly recommend!

Thank Chester2222

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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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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 33767-2706
  • 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?