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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (197 reviews)
“paella” (142 reviews)
“salad” (621 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you'd like a nice evening out and at the same time enjoy the waterfront views, sunsets and atmosphere, the Columbia Restaurant on Sand Key is for you. Good food, excellent service and a family tradition going back two generations. If you are a salad...More

Thank Gus P
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and the atmospere is just perfect outside patio. Love the Sangria. Always great service. A bit pricey for what you get but still a great experience.

Thank Terri T
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

It will be hard to beat the Columbia for a wonderfully special dining experience. The food is incomparable, the service is professionally personalized and decor is stunning! Great special evening!

Thank aspinale2016
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Nothing but praise for the food, wait staff and ambiance for me and my girls. If you go to Clearwater Beach you must visit Columbia.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Friday night. They sang "Feliz Cumpleanos" 5 times while we were there and there is really only one open dining area so it was loud. But it's popular for very good reason. We had a delicious house red wine, we believe it was exclusive to...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Each time we visit Indian Shores we make it a point to visit the Columbia Resturant. Great meals. Families are welcome in a pleasant surroundings.

Thank James E
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The service varies but everyone is friendly. The food is good to great depending on what you order and it is within walking distance of the beach.

Thank JacqueJ-C
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We wanted to take our daughter for a special dinner to commemorate our weekend and settled on the Columbia as a last-minute choice, and we are glad we did. The meal and service were excellent. This is fine(r) dining so you can expect to spend...More

Thank LakeMonster
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Interesting place, and I'd probably go again to try some other dishes, but it was disappointing on a couple of fronts. The 1905 salad was delish and the Caesar got good reviews at my table as well. The mojito ($9) tasted good but was very...More

Thank Car0linaGirl
Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a beautiful restaurant, inside and out. We went for lunch and sat outside, which it was rainy and the shade leaked a bit, but I won't melt. Started with crab cake appetizer...great flavor, lots of crab too. For dinner I had the plantain crusted...More

Thank Greatbodies
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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
November 9, 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do offer a gluten free menu. TripAdvisor rules don't allow us to post our website link here, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" you will find our website. Use the pull down menu called "News and Events" and then choose... More
October 21, 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
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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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, 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 33767-2706
  • 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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