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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 18, 2014

The food here is divine. The service impeccable. Plus the history of the restaurant and family makes it a perfect place for a bit of spoiling.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

My friends and I stayed at the Sheraton across the street and thought we would try this place. So happy we did! We were pleasantly surprised as soon as we walked in! The food was excellent! The individual bread that each person received was delicious. The white sangria made tableside was even better!!

Our waiter Mike was wonderful!! We had a gluten-free diner with us and he was able to get her a menu for her needs. Great view, great atmosphere!

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Thank kerker2002
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate here first week of June during our Clearwater vacation. It was everything we expected. Food was excellent and the waiter we had was great as well. We ate inside and we sat near window and still had a water view. The area outside was full. We will come back next time we visit Clearwater. Thanks for a great evening.

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Thank galluvswarmweather
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been to the Clearwater and St. Augustine locations - and both times it was one of the best meals we've ever had. The tapas selection is fantastic as are the abundance of fresh entrees. The baked grouper is delicate and flavorful. And the warm Cuban bread -- perfect! The Sangria de Cava made fresh when you order is a refreshing drink. I will never pass up the opportunity to visit this restaurant!!

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Thank Christine F
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband is from Lakeland and every time we've been there for a visit, we've always made the trek to Ybor City to eat at the Columbia restaurant. Imagine our delight when we discovered there was a Columbia restaurant right there in Clearwater (where we had decided to stay on our most recent Lakeland visit). The Cuban sandwiches have always been my favorite but this time, we decided to try something different so my husband and I both got the Mahi Mahi Varadero. For the best description, look up the Columbia Restaurant menu and see if your mouth doesn't water. The staff was accommodating and friendly and the restaurant filled up quickly. I am delighted that the Columbia has branched out and in fact, once we got to the airport that evening, we found another Columbia restaurant and finally had that Cuban sandwich. I was fully satisfied!

Thank AhnMontgomery_AL
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