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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (159 reviews)
“tapas” (214 reviews)
“salad” (659 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you're looking for something a bit nicer than a beach eat, try Columbia. This Cuban restaurant has an expansive dining room with high ceilings and windows open to the waterfront. The menu is quite extensive with items that you won't see every day but...More

Thank morrisong63
Reviewed today

This is our go to spot for lunch or dinner when we do our annual trip each February. We prefer a late lunch, enjoying the magnificent views from the bar and it avoids the parking limitation headache. Once inside service is excellent with friendly, helpful...More

Thank PartzUnknown
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was expecting a hole in the wall (no, did not review images prior to going) but wow, a beautiful restaurant. Staff was decent, lacked personality. Food was just ok for the price. Sides were better than the main part of the meal. Would recommend finding...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here before usually when visiting the Sand Key side. Food is good and service is good. Now I’ll say this, don’t compare meals eaten elsewhere as Columbia doesn’t it differently. We had the pork lion al la Cubans, which is served with white...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had I been told how parking was handled I would NOT have made reservations for dinner. I plan on asking the city how they get away with the massive violation related to city and county codes and ordinances.

Thank rs p
Reviewed 2 days ago

The valet worker is why I do not give this 5 stars. I arrived for dinner before the rush, many parking spots, but when I left the plaza lot was full. Valet double parks in front of vehicles in free parking spots (but will come...More

Thank davez29
Reviewed 2 days ago

Celebrated sisters 75th birthday in Clearwater. Great experience with wonderful service and food. Beautifully decorated and nice view of the ocean. A little pricey but nice place for special occasion.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went first on a date night last week. We loved it so much that we returned tonight for round two. The food is delicious! I highly recommend the Cava Sangria, Lobster Croquette Tapas, guava turnover, bread pudding, and cafe con leche....More

Thank shearem
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ok All was fine, people were nice and views of water and sunset great. Bread was freshly baked and tasty

Thank 316gerryg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just arrived and since our room wasn’t ready yet, we decided to go next door for lunch. We have been to the Columbia House in St. Augustine so we decided to go here. The service was good and we enjoyed the Cava Sangria which...More

Thank seasidegirl603
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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