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Ranked #13 of 721 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 July 2, 2013

This restaurant has a fabulous reputation and we can see why ! The decor is right out of a movie set, yet authentic ! But the best part is the food. (I can honestly say though that I dont care for Cuban bread but dont let that stop you)...Our waiter was helpful in our decision as to what to order. The snapper platter was huge and delicious as was the grouper. We were so full that we couldn't even squeeze in a cup of coffee... no less a dessert. EVERYONE goes to one of the Columbia restaurants when they are in the Tampa area. You should too and you will see why!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Had a great dinner on a Saturday night complete with calamari and chorizo tapas, paella and a Cuban sampler mains and a little house sangria. Service was great and food was delivered quickly...no complaints other than we ate too much :)

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Thank mlaslie
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had the mahi with rice and beans. As well the famous salad. I loved the view. The service could have been faster but the view, and the food are fantastic.

Thank Hammy333
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My boss treated me to a seaside lunch. We enjoyed the delicious hose sandwich and 1905 salad. The sangria was great, too. I enjoyed the deck on the water ad service. As a kid, we went to the Columbia at St. Armand's Circle and nothing had changed. Thirty years melted away - that's a class operation. And indulge in the bread and butter. So crackling good.

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Thank mym2bw
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went to Columbia Restaurant in Clearwater Beach last Friday and we were impressed. Sparkle clean tablecloths, incredible view, delicious food and friendly service. We had 5 different tapas and all of them were outstanding. Don't miss this out if you are in Clearwater Beach.

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Thank BB_MerrittIsland
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