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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3641
+1 904-824-3341
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is just awesome! Great old building with lots of tucked away nooks and crannies for intimate dining as well as a large private room. We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary thee in September and were seated in a small alcove overlooking the fountain. The place was busy, but we had the world to ourselves. The wait staff was... More 

Thank motor247
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to the Columbia since they opened. I haven't been in a while since I don't live in St. Augustine anymore but the Columbia never disappoints or lets you down. Food is great. You must get their 1905 salad. It's so good I go after and buy the dressing and par ~baked bread in the gift shop for... More 

Thank jerb1227
Lake City, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we go to St. Augustine, we always make it a point to eat here. The food and atmosphere is wonderful. I recommend the 1905 salad and the mahi mahi! So yummy! It will always be one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank hcrc0929
Scottsdale, Arizona
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a large family dinner here. The food was quite good and the portions were huge! I had the combo platter and could eat only about half of it. It was very tasty - I especially enjoyed the empanada. Drinks were pretty good - I enjoyed the sangria but others said the mixed drinks were just ok. This is... More 

Thank DawnM160
Seabeck, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good lunch at Columbia - the large Cuban sandwich for $9.95 was excellent, as were the lobster rolls. The service was first class and the setting very attractive

Thank haversmk
Milton, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We choose Columbia for our Anniversary dinner. The restaurant is beautiful ! We were seated and our server crystal was excellent. She was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. Made very good suggestions and went out of her way to find something out for us. Our meals were excellent. I had the pompano fish dish and my husband... More 

Thank cindymac326
Sarasota, Florida
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So happy to see this as we walked by. We are big fans of their Ybor City & St. Armands locations. My wife knew as soon as she saw the sign that we were eating here for lunch. Nice location and a beautiful restaurant. We sat in the patio area by the fountain. I had my favorite black bean cakes... More 

Thank J P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family has visited this restaurant every time we have been to St. Augustine, but this time the meal my husband order was simply the BEST he has ever experienced! It was a daily special, but they must add this to the menu - it was simply fabulous! Our server Courtney B. was very knowledgeable about the meals and made... More 

Thank JAH183
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the more expensive restaurants in St. Augustine, but the food and drinks are well worth the prices.

Thank Devon S
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go here based on the hard sell by the trolley company. Don't fall for it. The fish didn't taste fresh at all and the waiter would not stop telling us to let him know if we needed anything. After the 5th time we got it. It has a unique atmosphere but not worth the price.

Thank mk0714

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Spanish, Cuban
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Family-owned and operated for over 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?