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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (202 reviews)
“paella” (150 reviews)
“salad” (641 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have visited Columbia three times in the last two years. We always have a fantastic upscale dining experience with genuine Spanish food and excellent service, situated directly on the inter-coastal waterway of Sand Key and Clearwater. Recommend reservations on weekends and during busy vacation...More

Thank bawbwa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Sand Key location has an awesome patio right on the water. Service is always friendly, it'stypically busy (aka fresh food!), and great selection of menu items highlighting fresh fish. I dine here regularly when in town for business.

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in Sand Key at the Marriott and walked to this great restaurant from our hotel. We had a delicious meal with a water view and totally enjoyed our dinner. We had Luis G as our server and he was superb. He was so...More

Thank preppygirl56
Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us dined here. We ordered tapas - Scallops Casimiro, and Gambas Al Ajillo - delicious! We also ordered four entrees and shared with each other - Grouper Bilbao, Roast Pork a la Cubana, Paella, and Shrimp Salteado. Darlene was our server - wonderful...More

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined last night with out of town friends and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Great location right on the intracoastal. Attractive Spanish decor with lots of dark wood, beautiful tile work, and plenty of old photos of owners family give it a...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually frequent Columbia restaurant several times a year. They have a very extensive Spanish/Cuban menu! This restaurant has great atmosphere and sits directly on the bay. I have tried many things 1905 salad, tapas, seafood dishes, paella, cocktails, Sangria, and have never been disappointed!...More

Thank invettura
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been going here to celebrate special occasions and to treat our out of town friends. The food is delicious, no radical menu changes as in some restaurants. Leave plenty of time for the paella and try the sangria. For a change ask for a...More

Thank looselips2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved a table at the Columbia at Sand Key, and couldn't recommend this restaurant more! We were so wonderfully treated and enjoyed our meal from the beginning Tapas, to the ending dessert. The table made white sangria is highly recommended and excellent! The seafood paella,...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For authentic Spanish food with a Cuban flair, you cannot top Columbia. We met local friends for amazing seafood one evening, and then returned alone the very next evening for tapas. Of course, you MUST have the 1905 salad, prepared to perfection table-side. They may...More

Thank klm4words
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Clearwater and this place came highly recommended! Did not disappoint! We did not have reservations and they were able to seat us outside. Food was well prepared. Delicious! Can not wait to go back! Service was excellent!

Thank almaohl
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Questions & Answers
11 February 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
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
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Restaurant Details

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