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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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Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice spot with pretty view. Different type of food choice was welcome change. I would’ve rated 4 but my husband didn’t care for his mahi mahi. I had the snapper with artichoke and red pepper and loved it. Sons sandwich was ok. Good service

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch with a friend. I got the house salad and the bean soup. My friend got the bay scallops. Both meals were delicious. They also serve a warm bread with the meals. The decor is very colorful and tasteful. The waitress gave...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great lunch we had at this restaurant! ! We started with the cava sangria, which we all enjoyed!! Great entries, Palamillo-cuban steak with onions!! Spanish bean soup, Cuban bread. Just delightful!! The service was prompt, very attentive. Sitting outside is such a treat...More

Thank carolmdir
Reviewed 4 days ago

As Columbia opens more restaurants in the area, it becomes more "chain-ish" where the food doesn't seem as uniquely prepared as it has in the past. With that said, the food is consistently good. This restaurant seemed faster paced than the others so our meal...More

Thank Lovetotravel762
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were disappointed with the food - it was nothing special, and the service was terrible. What made it worse was the manager on duty was rude and did not demonstrate any empathy. We had been here once before, and my Step Mother ordered non-alcoholic...More

Thank Purzilini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I travel to Tampa, I am a regular at Columbia, so I took the opportunity while on vacation with my family in Clearwater beach to take my 3 children (3,12,14) to Columbia for the first time. It was a Sunday evening and at...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. I have the "good rice" but I wish I had had the yellow rice because I really love that. Chicken is really good. The servers are also very attentive and I will give it it 5 out of 5 in my book....More

Thank judyann823
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly Cuban cuisine and atmosphere. Service is great, Cuban flavor food is delectable, great view out on the deck, highly recommend, priced reasonably. They even have free valet service. Go ahead! Do it soon.

Thank Clement R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my mother and her partner to Easter lunch at this great restaurant, and they ended up paying! We started with the scallops and some cheese and tomatoes -- which were excellent tapas. I moved on to the Paella Marina -- which was very...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time dining at Columbia and it was even better than I remembered. The location is beautiful, overlooking the water. The service was great! Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, responsive, and attentive. We came to celebrate Easter and my...More

Thank dc331
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Questions & Answers
31 March 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Reservations are accepted for both lunch and dinner. They are not necessary, but reservations are helpful for our busy times, like on the weekends. See our website or Open Table for reservations.
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
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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
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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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