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Columbian Cafe

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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Vegetarian and vegan options available. The food was so good. Outdoor tables (2) that allow dogs. Friendly staff!

Thank Staci M
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Second time to this restaurant - first time many years ago. Had high expectations for the food. In general very good, but not memorable. Large portions - wish I had split my plate with someone. Salmon in the hash was tasty, but the hash had too many carrots and lots of other root vegetables - a good mixture, just too... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Ate breakfast here. Sat at the bar to get a good feel for the cafe. We loved the daily omelet with shrimp and crab. Bread was amazing. Local and tourists both but it does cater to more locals. That's why we go. Def give it a try,

Thank FLtravel0330
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's true they are insanely busy and there only a few booths and about 8 seats at the counter and yes they only take cash and they are hipsters but they do make some damn tasty food! The service was slow do to the number of people in the place but it was well worth it! They put flavor... More 

Thank Erica I
Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I will never pass up the opportunity to eat here. I love to sit at the bar and watch the chef at work. The food is local, fresh and prepared right in front of you. The seating is spare which means you might have to wait. I am one who lines up before the place opens on weekends. It doesn't... More 

Thank yogagirl41
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Greek omelet which was basically made right in front of me and delicious. Toast was supplied with assorted samples of homemade pepper jellies/salsa. Good service. There should be a sign up front about cash only. Luckily I had a $20 on me, usually I don't carry cash as I'm sure is the case with many people these days.

Thank Debra F
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

No visible sign that they only take cash before entering. What a shock when I finished breakfast and went to pay. Who carries cash these days.

1 Thank Tammie Y
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

If you don't want to wait for quality, this is not the place for you. If you want a fancy meal, this is not the place for you. If you aren't passionate about food and consider it a vital part of your visit to any city, this is not the place for you. I could eat at Columbian Cafe for... More 

Thank SLA0605
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have been going to the Columbian Cafe for years. The food is always great and the prices are very reasonable. This is a place that draws locals and foodies. Each dish is cooked to order so the service is not speedy. If you want slick tourist glitz, the Columbian Cafe is not for you. If you enjoy a funky... More 

Thank lottridge
seattle, wa
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

its small, the food is great, the people who run it are warm and inviting. Its not the ritz, pretty down-home. We love the food and we always eat here when we are in town, it fits our style - think small cafe run by ex food-coop hippies who turned into a grunge band. Emphasis is on creative cooking with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 503-325-2233
Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan dishes.. Enjoy a specialty cocktail in the VoodooRoom, a visual homage to New Orleans.Long a favorite of locals and visitors from afar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?