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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was great and the service was amazing! Always a favorite of ours! Right in the heart of the historic district.

Thank Tim L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the salad prepared at our table, the vegetarian paella, the crusty Cuban bread, and the service. This was our best meal during our visit to beautiful St. Augustine.

Thank dreamingbig
Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently I was at Columbia restaurant in St. Augustine Fl. I dinned there as part of a tour group. Although we had a limited menu choice because of the size of the group, the food was delicious. It was served in an attractive presentation, hot and tasty. Service was courteous and pretty quick even though the group was over 30... More 

Thank JerseyGirl59_10
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited to try this place, what a let down! We had the most incompetent, rude, sarcastic waitress I have ever met. Any questions we had about the menu she had no idea what the answer was. Instead of checking for us she looked at us, rolled her eyes and said...I have no clue. She slammed our glasses... More 

Thank Keljomag
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here because of it's long history. It was a little loud and crowded even at 5:30pm. Service was just ok. I was thrilled they had a gluten free menu. Our food was good and the wine list was nice.

Thank summerset6
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a pork dish and the table salt added more flavor than the sauces. Maybe it was an offy day for the cooks, maybe people just don't know good food and will buy anything and convince themselves that some tourist trap restaurant is actually good to justify the ridiculous amount they spent on dinner.

Thank Dan W
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of good Spanish Tapas. Service was not great, had to return a dish that was cold. We had to wait awhile for our food. Not impressed overall

Thank nrbrawley
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate you sharing these details about the lack of service you experienced so that we can use them for improvements. We extend our apologies to you for not taking care of you. We do read all comments here, both good and bad, and use them to make improvements. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was delicious. Our (very professional) Adam tended to our needs, without interrupting our meal with constant check-ins. The Sangria and 1905 salad were both made table side for us. Portion sizes were perfect and the flavors were spot on.

Thank Kevin S
Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were led to the Columbia Restaurant (on St. George Pedistrian Mall) which was founded in 1905. The interior of the restaurant was a visual paradise. The tile designs on the walls and water features were amazingly colorfully and easy on the eyes. Three of our party ordered various sandwiches, while I ordered black bean soup over white rice. It... More 

Thank KarlaKat
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. Our Columbia St. Augustine is a sister restaurant to our flagship Columbia in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. Columbia Ybor City was founded in 1905 and is Florida’s oldest restaurant. We have been serving guests here in St. Augustine since 1983. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many restaurants to choose from, that being my first time I decided to stop by the Information Booth on Melendez Ave. The lady suggested I try this place. Wow! Was she right! I am not sure if this is always the case, but it was packed. I was by myself so I wanted to sit at the... More 

Thank Ingrid A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Family-owned and operated for over 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?