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“Great food with the view”
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Ranked #17 of 750 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 February 28, 2013

I've only been there once, but fell in love with their 1905 salad. Now I make it at home! Their sangria is very good too. Absolutely loved their deck on the water. Definitely will visit this place again!

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Thank AnnaKNJ
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Enjoyed many meals here with family and friends, everyone needs to have the 1905 salad along with their Cuban bread. This can be your meal because it is so good.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Very professional wait staff ... filet mignon cooked to perfection. We will return on our next trip to Florida.

Thank Colleen Y
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don.t miss this delight if you are anywhere close. Water views with sailboats and jet skiis and islands to view. Please cone hungry.....

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Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Have lived in Clearwater for almost 13 ears and missed this one completely, even though my daughter kept recommending it for their delicious bread pudding.
In the past two weeks, my wife and I have visited twice. Most recently was with a group following her Mother's Funeral Service on 2/20/2013. Service, food, atmosphere and just everything was outstanding. I'm not a big fan of rice after 4 years in SE Asia but their Cubano Combo with black beans and yellow rice is wonderful. The bread pudding which my daughter raves about lived up to it's billing and the white sangria, made table side, is delicious and refreshing. You have all the pluses of the original in Tampa without having to drive to Tampa and Ybor City. Don't pass this gem up...sit inside or out on the deck bordering the intracoastal. Worth a trip to Sand Key even if you have to fight the Clearwater Beach roundabout. We avoid that by using the BelleAire Causeway bridge. Enjoy and good eating...OH, did I mention the hot cuban bread...mmmmmmm!!!!

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