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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (1,393 reviews)
“paella” (284 reviews)
“tapas” (342 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first time visiting the Columbia. We shared a few items and appetizers so that we could try several items. Meal was delicious!

Thank Wendie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for lunch without a reservation and it was worth the more than half an hour wait. There is a small bar upstairs to while away the time, but a reservation, which they take, would have been the best. Hostess wasn't overly friendly, but...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

There is nothing on the menu here that is bad!! Amazing experience. We had the tapas and snacked on the black bean soup, lobster croquette, and stuffed mushrooms. They were all delicious!!

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the waiter’s suggestion, I ordered a seafood cannelloni. It was covered with a heavy cream sauce making it impossible to see the meal below. There were no veggies accompanying the 2 blobs. And it was tasteless. Neighboring salads were over-dressed.

Thank BvH62
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a well decorated Columbian Restaurant. There are several different areas to dine. We ordered the Cava Cocktail, which they made tableside. Our waiter was friendly and informative. The sangria was delicious and very refreshing! We ordered the 1905 Salad for an appetizer which...More

Thank seasidegirl603
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked reservations online for Sunday 2/18/18, this was by far the highlight of our trip as far as restaurants go. We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated promptly. The waitress was great and the dining area was neat and orderly,...More

Thank Irish68Boston
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to Columbia before. Generally excellent food. Our recent trip was so disappointing. We had to return the soup because the beans were undercooked and hard. The salad looked like it had been sitting on the counter too long..dry and...More

Thank smithherlong06
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had been to this splendid Spanish restaurant. Food is excellent, specially the Joe and Marylin Sautéed plate... exquisite! Big, cozy place with colonial atmosphere and adequate service. Reasonable prizes as well.

Thank Madrad99
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a restaurant I was able to frequent many times as a teenager and this past weekend I was able to visit with my husband. As soon as we arrived we arrived we were taken right to our table. Our waiter was right on...More

Thank bwitchyjackal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love Columbia and have been to 4 of the 5 locations, but this visit was a bit disappointing. We visited on a busy holiday weekend, so a long wait to be seated should have been expected—but the wait times once we were seated were...More

Thank Christopher O
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We enjoy hearing from guests who are dining with us on a return visit. But we are sorry to read about these service issues you had. We stress to our employees that we MUST provide an outstanding service for everyone who chooses to spend their...More

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deborah w
January 19, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Hi, Trip Advisor rules don't allow us to post links to our website, and that's where you will find our lunch and dinner menus. Our many vegetarian choices are marked with a "V." Please see our website, it is Columbia... More
Gary B
November 20, 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do allow service dogs at our restaurant.
November 2, 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
You will find our vegetarian options noted on our menu with a green "V." You can find them online at our Columbia Restaurant website. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post the link to our website. Gluten-free options are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
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, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
  • E-mail
Family-owned and operated for more than 113 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 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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