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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant, interesting story about owners, food good nothing exceptional except the bread. Extensive wine list. Nothing spectacular but ok place to eat.

Thank Cktpp
Melbourne, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visit the Columbia every time we visit St. Augustine! This visit was better than the earlier visits, though they were great as well! The food is exquisite, yet reasonably priced. And the 1905 Salad is to die for. On top of that, our waiter, Jonah, made the experience all the more memorable. Pleasant attitude, timely service,... More 

Thank Pinman59
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The is my wife's favorite restaurant. At a minimum we go for Mother's Day and my wife's birthday every year. The food here is so clean and the portions are very generous. The 1905 salad is a must!! Most of the meals are between the $12-15 range . If you're on a budget and you are going to splurge on... More 

Thank Zach D
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambience and decor, but let down by sloppy wait staff and an average kitchen product. We left feeling like we had paid too much for the the quality of the experience. We had the tapas which was ok but had we not wanted a light lunch, would have been too little for us. I would suggest that the owners... More 

Thank Nigel C
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone recommended that my husband & I try this place out & to try the 1905 salad, a MUST!!!! Well let me tell you by far one of the best and unique flavors ever!!! They were so busy that my husband & I sat at the bar and ate. Bartenders were very friendly & helpful. I had grouper which was... More 

Thank Linster726
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is excellent. Great food, poor service outside. We were waiting for our waitress for more than 15 minutes to get to al us for our choices, food was cold. Even if the restaurant is crowed...we are also paying for good service and good food,, but unfortunately we were very disappointed.

Thank Martha R
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We must extend our apologies, however, for serving you cold food and for the disappointing service you received. We appreciate you sharing these details with us so that we can use them for improvements. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had an early New Year's Eve dinner there. We did have reservations which was a good thing as they were busy, even in the middle of the afternoon. We've been to the Columbia many times before and it has always been good with excellent service. My husband had the boliche and I had crab cakes, we... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying I live in Miami, so Cuban restaurants are everywhere here. While the food was very good, it is also overpriced for what it is. The restaurant is very nice, though, and pleasing to the eye. That said, I get the feeling that the restaurant mostly caters to tourists and people who generally can't get Cuban... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in St. Augustine to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary and when he asked me where I'd like to go to dinner this was my pick. He called and made the reservation, saying that it was our Wedding Anniversary and asked if they could accommodate with a cozy table for 2 tucked away in a corner... More 

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, we cannot believe the many ways that we let you down when you were here with us to celebrate your 18th wedding anniversary. Please accept our apologies for these many unacceptable service issues. We will use your observations for further training, and to remind all of our employees of the care and concern that we expect them... More 

Richmond, Kentucky
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go for the festive atmosphere, food so so of course some people love it, suspect it must be the wine.

Thank NectarKY

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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, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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