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Columbia

1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (189 reviews)
“paella” (134 reviews)
“salad” (596 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
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1 - 10 of 1,939 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch on Labor Day. It was fantastic. My pork was fork tender and nicely seasoned. I had 2 kids with me that needed special meals due to allergies and gluten. The chef was able to accomodate their needs. Our waiter was attentive but...More

Thank 08petunia13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Cuban Spanish food. Service was incredible. Affordable, defiantly one for the list. on the water seating and nice atmosphere

Thank b52beaver1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited and used the Columbia in St Augustines many times I thought I was getting the same great product I have always relied on to entertain overseas guests, boy was I wrong! Service was disgusting, lazy and sloppy! After being greeted by hostess at...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had their paella and it was great. Very helpful and friendly bartender. Also, buy a bottle of their hot sauce. Unlike most which are just hot, theirs has a great flavor

Thank Franfromthepoconos
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this restaurant (the original one in Ybor) since I was a little girl. It is definitely a must when visiting and a regular if you live here. I have never had a meal that isn't exceptional and the deserts are...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting family and attending the wedding of a cousin over the Fourth of July weekend, a dozen of our cousins and dear aunt dined at this wonderful restaurant located on Sand Key just South of Clearwater, FL. Our server was excellent and food was...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic sangria, fresh baked bread for each person is delicious. Fish dishes are great, several diff types of paella. Lots of vegetarian choices as well. Don't forget the desserts...try them all...

Thank Stephloes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had good Cuban cuisine for less. I've been to 2 different Columbia restaurants and this one has a better view of the bay. This restaurant is conveniently located next to the Marriott where we stayed. Service is average.

Thank Custer2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salad was as divine as described. We will be back. My husband loved the black beans. The service was wonderful and atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Love everything about the Columbia! Fantastic bread and the food is delicious. Menu is extensive but spend time reading it. Many really good food choices

Thank Sandy M
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pubpanda
10 November 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do offer a gluten free menu. TripAdvisor rules don't allow us to post our website link here, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" you will find our website. Use the pull down menu called "News and Events" and then choose... More
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Angie4302
22 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
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Leena S
10 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • 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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