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Columbian Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, American,
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
+1 503-325-2233
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Went because we saw this in 1,000 Places. Food was good but portions small, unless you were a regular seated at the bar. Our e-shot came in a martini glass, theirs was served in water glasses. Our lunch came on lunch plates, theirs on dinner...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christigal
ScootersPeople, owner at Columbian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Sorry you had this experience. A little explanation: different menu items are served on different plates, e-shots are always served in martini glasses unless ordered over ice (I like mine up), the spinach salad starts as a big pile but shrinks down as it steams....More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast, they have a crap/shrimp special just was just okay, since it had tiny shrimp. My Bloody Mary didn’t have much not much flavor. My friends ordered Salmon special she Loved it and my husband ordered Bond Street breakfast and he loved...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pshart
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This place is wonderful farm fresh eggs fresh potato and veggies great breakfast be careful when you go here no cell phones and it is a small place with limited seating but worth the wait love this place

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mgobludrew
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This small place is large on flavor. There is only a few booths and stools here and always lines. Reason is the food is outstanding and unique. Made to order and fresh out of the river seafood. You can watch the talented chief prepare your...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JacquesPoosteau
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I'm a Portlander, and this place has great food, but I hate lines, so I can't suggest it, lest next time I go there, in another three months, there is a line. Throw yourself to the mercy of the chef. Take a risk. It'll at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Skegger
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We love the Columbian for a non-pretentious breakfast with truly delicious food. We sat at the counter this time and were very impressed with the chefs skills with man dishes cooking at one time. He was working and the results were delicious, as always.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank pdxdebbe
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a unique dining experience for Astoria - the dining area is small but the food is worth any wait.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mtennis5
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Crowded, a bit slow, but really good and unusual selections. Fun to watch the cook at the grill... he's really talented. Don't expect fancy, but go for excellent offerings in a fun setting. But, bring your patience.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Traveljunkie26
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The service was slow. We were served when every other person had eaten and left . . . and we had not been the last to enter. I do not have an explanation for that. The chef and server had an argument. And the food...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank localCOASTAL
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Do not go there, I don't what it to change if too many people go there. It is one great place for breakfast. It is small 9 seats at counter and 3 booths. Looks like a place from the 40's, in fact the day I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Navonnor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-325-2233
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Featuring fresh local seafood and gourmet meat and vegetarian or vegan dishes.. Enjoy a specialty cocktail in the VoodooRoom, a visual homage to New Orleans.Long a favorite of locals and visitors from afar.
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