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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-388-3987
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cuban sandwich” (316 reviews)
“tapas” (290 reviews)
“salad” (1,349 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Noted for their Mojitos with everything fresh,they have authentic great Cuban sandwiches & a specialty salad to die for. If there’s a line in season,it’s worth the wait!!

Thank caronhutch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food great food and more great food. Good sized portions and a variety of dishes ranging from beef, chicken, and seafood. Prices lean toward the higher side per plate but you get what you pay for and you certainly will receive a great meal...More

Thank mnmike1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went at 4pm, between lunch and dinner, so maybe that was why the service wasn't very good?? Nobody came over to greet us, once seated, or take drink order...we had to hunt someone down and ask to send someone over(we counted at least 18 workers...More

Thank 2sisters07
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've been to the Columbia in Tampa and wanted to try this location. Very nice but very crowded on a Saturday. Make reservations. Service was fantastic! Enjoy!

Thank Louisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch at Columbia! Ben, our server, was charming and efficient! Lunch included Mojitos, Gazpacho, Black Bean Soup, Cubano Sandwich with Plantains, Salmon with Red Salsa, Key Lime Pie and Cage con Leche. Highly recommend!!

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to several Columbia restaurants. They all have the same decor theme and menu. The food is always fresh and consistent. They have great salads and sandwiches. They also have a bar if you desire a drink before, during or after your meal.

Thank ChristinaSzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Sarasota so decided to have lunch at the Columbia restaurant weather was fantastic so we decided to eat outside on the patio. We were seated the minute we walked in the door waitress was excellent and the food was very good prices...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Sarasota's oldest restaurant owned by the same family , theGonzmarts, who opened the restaurant more than 50 years ago at this location. Their oldest location in Tampa's Ybor City was opened in1906 and they have a delicious salad named for the date of...More

Thank argusinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every few months we get the wanderlust to visit Sarasota and one of our favorite restaurants, The Columbia Restaurant. Naturally we do the St Armands Circle promenade first to work up out appetites. It always feels like an old home to return to The Columbia....More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Columbia is an excellent restaurant: beautifully set out with enough staff to run an aircraft carrier and run with military precision. Compared to elsewhere we ate at it was quite pricey however it's clearly evident that the owners are proud and passionate about their restaurant...More

Thank speedbird350
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Theresa S
12 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, here you go: CHILDREN'S MENU - For children under 10* ________________________________________ Cuban Sandwich $5.95 Macaroni & Cheese $5.95 Chicken Fingers $5.95 Steak $5.95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3987
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Family-owned and operated for over 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-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 Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax outdoors on our patio, or inside our Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. 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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