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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Saturday night 7:00pm dining begins with a nightmare line-up for valet parking. It is free but essentially non-existent. Better arrive well in advance. Big crowd and noisy inside beyond belief. This crowd resembles something you would see at a Red Lobster - not an upscale...More

Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every time we dine at Columbia the food is delicious and at the Clearwater property we love to sit outside and enjoy the view.

Thank 623smw
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The absolute best thanksgiving dinner in Clearwater Beach, even though i got the 40 day dry aged steak. Lol. However my wife and kids said the thanksgiving dinner was incredible. We go for Thanksgiving every year and the restaurant is beautiful, the food is amazing,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst visiting my 99 year old auntie recently who has lived in Clearwater for over 40 years we took her to her favourite restaurant to have the dish she has enjoyed eating for all those years. The restaurant is beautiful inside and apparently has not...More

Thank gashead50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easily one the absolute best restaurants I have ever been too. My boyfriend and I went to Columbia after having it recommended to us from a friend. We ended up going there 3 of the 5 nights were in Florida. Everything about the restaurant is...More

Thank icsigambris
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked this meal to celebrate a family birthday. We sat on the terrace overlooking the bay, which was beautifully cool after an extremely hot day. The menu here was completely different to any other we have tried on our many visits to this area. The...More

Thank Emjayh1956
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for something a bit nicer than a beach eat, try Columbia. This Cuban restaurant has an expansive dining room with high ceilings and windows open to the waterfront. The menu is quite extensive with items that you won't see every day but...More

Thank morrisong63
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our go to spot for lunch or dinner when we do our annual trip each February. We prefer a late lunch, enjoying the magnificent views from the bar and it avoids the parking limitation headache. Once inside service is excellent with friendly, helpful...More

Thank PartzUnknown
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was expecting a hole in the wall (no, did not review images prior to going) but wow, a beautiful restaurant. Staff was decent, lacked personality. Food was just ok for the price. Sides were better than the main part of the meal. Would recommend finding...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here before usually when visiting the Sand Key side. Food is good and service is good. Now I’ll say this, don’t compare meals eaten elsewhere as Columbia doesn’t it differently. We had the pork lion al la Cubans, which is served with white...More

Thank Julie H
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Questions & Answers
March 30, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Reservations are accepted for both lunch and dinner. They are not necessary, but reservations are helpful for our busy times, like on the weekends. See our website or Open Table for reservations.
February 10, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
Stormy W
December 29, 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
The Columbia on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach does serve food at our bar. We do have outdoor, waterfront seating. We ask that no tank tops be worn by men while dining inside. Tank tops can be worn outside. You can find more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, 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 33767-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
  • E-mail
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 112 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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