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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (1,332 reviews)
“paella” (269 reviews)
“tapas” (323 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't get to come on our actual Anniversary but popped in a few days later! Pleasant atmosphere. We ordered the Sangria which was good but wished we had tried the white since we ordered seafood. The seafood dish was good but a little liquidity....More

Thank RetiredandRoaming53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have eaten at the Columbia 100s of times having actually lived both in and within a 30 minute drive of St. Augustine for over 25 yrs. Always a great place to take out of town guest then walk around St. George St. & along the...More

Thank Scarlettsville
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose the Columbia based on a Trip Advisor rating, and we were glad we did. The ambiance is romantic and the food and drink are excellent. We chose mojito to start, and they were expertly done, served with fresh mint and a sugar cane...More

Thank MaryJo M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and the food is pretty good. I had the Chicken Manchego and I really enjoyed it. My only complaint was the incredibly slow service.

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Busy weekend eatery but managed to obtain a table Sunday Dinner time table by booking the previous day. Disappointed to be met with a quite disorganised array of staff. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time and were handed an electronic pager which was...More

Thank happyhaddock247
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meals. We do apologize for the way your reservation was mishandled.

Reviewed 4 days ago

It had been a while since we had been to St. Augustine and eaten at the Columbia. It was still good after all that time. This restaurant has an elegant feel to it, and customers are treated with respect as in any fine dining establishment....More

Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some very old college friends and I meet once a month at the Columbia in St. Augustine to stoke our 55 yr. friendship and to keep up with each other's families. We always enjoy the atmosphere, food, Sangria, location, and free parking-- a real plus...More

Thank mccoymedical
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Columbia is an extension of the venerable Cuban restaurant of the same name in Ebor City, Tampa. When if first opened I thought the food was sub par. Fortunately, I can report that is no longer the case. The food is better than good...More

Thank StAugHork
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the ambience and service were great, the food was a major disappointment. The overpriced seafood rice tasted as if they grabbed a box of Uncle Ben rice and added some sad shrimp to it. It had zero garnishment for a pricy plate as well.More

Thank elviarias89
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our president always reminds us that we are only as good as our last meal. We want to apologize to you for serving you a meal that was not properly prepared. We stress to our employees that we MUST provide an outstanding meal for everyone...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful atmosphere, good service, and great food! Don't miss the salad and soup! The Cuban bread is wonderful, too! My sister and I shared a tapas platter this time. Did not care for the queso, but the other plates were very good! Our server, Bryan,...More

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Juliana S
10 October 2017|
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do, and here it is: The Columbia Offers Gluten-Free Menu Items, including: Soups Spanish Bean Soup Black Bean Soup Salads Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® Chopped Tomato Salad Hearts of Palm Salad... More
20 June 2017|
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
You can view all of our menus on our Columbia website. Trip Advisor guidelines don't allow me to post our website address, or a URL for you to use. - Sorry, questions may not include HTML or website links. Please edit your... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, they are. And we do not charge a fee to split entrees.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
  • E-mail
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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