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Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (192 reviews)
“paella” (141 reviews)
“salad” (614 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
CUISINES
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice place!! Excellent Paella! Great Sangria! Beautiful views!! I love this place and can’t wait to go back!!

Thank AnaTravelsForWork
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every fall we travel to Clearwater Beach (Sand Key) to a Jazz Festival. Stay at Marriott and Columbia is right next door. Usually there for 3 nights and usually eat at Columbia 4 times. This last time had dinner once, lunch twice and a happy...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The smell was horrible so e sat,outside. My husband eats there a lot and he likes the paella.,,I had crab cakes,which to me were mushy and fishy smelling.

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you visit the Tampa area you’ve got to experience the Columbia restaurant. There are several and they are very very good. The atmosphere, decor and service are all top notch. The food is all Cuban and delicious. We had their specialties; 1905 salad (excellent),...More

Thank Westm44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service Cuban sandwich was delicious so was all the liquor Had a good time and will be back

Thank deadmantravelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never had Cuban food so during our vacation to Clearwater beach we googled Cuban food nearby and drove to this hotel. The dish we liked : baked scallops tapas and Spanish bean soup. Sangrias and especially Cuban sandwiches were a real disappointmentMore

Thank SvetLanaL1959
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. Our president and 4th generation family member reminds us that we are only as good as our last meal, and we are sorry that we left you with a bad impression. Please accept our apologies for your disappointment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We live here and frequent Columbia often. 'Especially enjoy the Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe Dinner. Tapas are also very good.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was first impressed by the very detailed and expansive menu that has many different specialties and cuisines offered, from Spanish, to Cuban, to Mexican, and also some South American dishes. I ordered the house special Snapper, the only thing I didn't care for was...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open for the holiday, a usual menu was available. This location did not have entertainment like the one in Ybor. This location had more room between tables. They also had outdoor seating. The service was exceptional. The favourites were 1905 salad, stuffed pepper tapas, and...More

Thank Kim C
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us for your Thanksgiving meal. We are sorry that we ran out of the key lime pie that you were looking forward to trying. We hope to welcome you back in.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been wanting to go to the Columbia restaurant for some time so we chose Thanksgiving Day to go. Are we glad we did!! It is difficult to find a restaurant that is not just serving buffet or brunch on a holiday, but the...More

Thank rosebud1945
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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
11 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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