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Ranked #12 of 708 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 5, 2012

we expected better for the price it cost. the ribeye steak is something you would find in a cheaper steak house.and the seafood was ok. the chocolate cake tasted like it was old. i don't mind paying the price if the food is worth it. it was slow for a friday evening too. my wife said it's not worth going back again.

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2012

Thank your for comments. We apologize for the disappointing meal that you and your wife were served. We read every review on this website. Your comments will be shared with our kitchen employees to remind them that we are only as good as the last meal that we serve, and that they must follow our recipes to prove a great meal for all of our guests.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Columbia is a family favorite and the Sand Key location did not disappoint over the holiday weekend. You absolutely must try the 1901 salad and the red sangria. This location is great - right on the water and walking distance from the Sheraton Sand Key.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We live in Sarasota, so are very familiar with the Columbia restaurant chain and menu. This was so convenient to our hotel on a rainy day, so that's why we chose it. We knew we'd get great food (which we did) and it is right on the bay, with a gorgeous romantic ambience for dinner!

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Reviewed June 2, 2012

The food is tasty, and the view is fantastic! The red, house wine, was better than we had expected. We enjoyed the Empanadas as an appetizer.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My meal was called something like , it was very nice.

Thank Worcesterjude
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