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Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (211 reviews)
“paella” (153 reviews)
“salad” (651 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our lunch had to be the worst ever ...my martini was $13.00 and it was a house well martini expensive when the one on the menu was $9.90 ...Hubby had a $14.00 lemon drop ...my chicken skewers (ponchos Morunos) were way over cooked and very...More

Thank milliemccabe
Reviewed yesterday

Go to the bar order white Sangria and a Cuban sandwich. Skip the tourist average "fine dining" experience.

Thank 630bedman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in the Clearwater Beach/ Sand Key Area!! The 1902 salad is epic as is the Cuban sandwich! Spanish black bean soup is yummy too but my absolute favorite is the White Sangria that is mixed right at your table! Do...More

Thank SusieqRoadtripper
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased that you enjoyed our sangria! Our "1905" Salad is named after the year our flagship Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City was founded.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place deserve a poor rating. The vegetarian paella is the worst I ever had. It was rice with vegetables. I doubt if it has some saffron in it. I’m a vegetarian paella fanatic, so I know how a good one should taste. The place...More

Thank AAppa
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. Our Paella Vegetariana is a vegetarian version of the classic Spanish paella. It’s made with a gluten-free vegetable saffron broth. Then we add a variety of beans, green beans, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, garlic, extra...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is just average. Trip advisor ratings are not really accurate. I have been finding that these stars seem to be based more on how many people visit versus how good the place really is. It’s ok, not great. And for the price definitely...More

Thank CkTravelerNj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good ethnic food. Location was in a strip mall, but nice views of the intracoastal waterway. Pricey, but good.

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have reviewed this restaurant a number ot times and i consistently rate the service as average. This was no exception. One caveat, we were a group of ten this time. We started with drinks and then wine. I ordered a few diffferent items this...More

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time! The food was soooo good! We had the crab cake appetizer which was a surprisingly dinner sized portion for great price! It was more crab than breading, which I am very picky about! It had a delicious lemon aeoli on...More

Thank amsams81
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a former resident of Tampa, I've been to the original Columbia Restaurant. So when we were vacationing in Clearwater for my birthday, we were so excited to see they had opened one there. The food here is incredible. From the house salad (buy the...More

Thank LauraWhiskey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Columbia for my birthday and both ordered the 8 oz. filet mignon. They were great - cooked medium and soooooo good! The service was terrific and Roberto was a great waiter. We had to top off the night with desert. Key Lime...More

Thank Kurtiemon
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mathladyca49
31 March 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Reservations are accepted for both lunch and dinner. They are not necessary, but reservations are helpful for our busy times, like on the weekends. See our website or Open Table for reservations.
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clarep39
11 February 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
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Stormy W
30 December 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
The Columbia on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach does serve food at our bar. We do have outdoor, waterfront seating. We ask that no tank tops be worn by men while dining inside. Tank tops can be worn outside. You can find more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
  • E-mail
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.
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