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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (197 reviews)
“paella” (142 reviews)
“salad” (621 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed yesterday

We had eaten at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City previously but had never visited the Columbia in Sand Key/Clearwater; we fell in love! You definitely need reservations to get in but it is very worthwhile. The authentic Cuban/Spanish food was fabulous, the waitress we...More

Thank greek_lady101
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the few restaurants in Tampa / Clearwater area that really have a nice ambiance and make it a specialty. It was the best dinner we had on our trip to the area and highly recommend it for vegetarians as the Eggplant...More

Thank 200hemant
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful, authentic food with great cocktails and an extensive menu. Waiter was very knowledgeable and provided professional service.

Thank drew333
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate a delicious meal here and were very pleased with the authentic taste of all the dishes. Our server was knowledgeable and offered great suggestions. We stopped for a drink in the bar area while waiting for our table and had great service there...More

Thank Mauigirl44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to a few other Columbia's and this one was not the best. The food is amazing but the wait staff was marginal.

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at a few Columbia restaurants and this might be the best. The service was spot on. Every dish was perfectly prepared and presented.

1  Thank 2y2r2onot2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Try the Sangria that the staff will mix at your table. Everything on the menu is great. Hard to pick just one thing.

1  Thank mmr102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us had reservations for Christmas Dinner at 3pm. (Our Christmas dinner at home was planned for the 26th with family, kids, Grand & great grands). The food was delicious as usual, but the service was 5 stars. We had at least 3 waiters...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable dinner. The food was delicious and service was excellent. The prices were reasonable too. Historic restaurant with wonderful decor. My 10 year old enjoyed walking around the rooms and exploring. Certainly worth a visit for anyone in Tampa! We will...More

1  Thank Masha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had a awesome dinner experience here. We all tried different appetizers and of course their signature salad. For dinner some had steaks (great) some had tapas (the best) and had fish, everything was so. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about their...More

1  Thank katisalla
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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
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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