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Columbia

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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta,GA
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We actually did go twice. There are so many great choices on the menu, one visit was insufficient. The first night we had 1905 Martinis, and then tapas. We had the Gambas Al Ajillo which was good, the empanadas, which were great, the scallops casimiro which were fantastic- but the best was the grilled, fresh calamari. We also tried both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an incredible treat. Starting with the Mimosa through the 1905 salad, Cuban sandwich and coffee to end a wonderful meal.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This renowned restaurant will not fail to please lovers of Spanish/Cuban cuisine. We have eaten in all but the Ybor City branches and find the food consistently good and faithful to their old family recipes. The fabulous, friendly and attentive, but not overbearing service, goes perfectly with the fine dining style surroundings reminiscent of old Havana. It's not what I'd... More 

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Belleair, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service is good bartender was not the friendliest but our waiter was great the views of the intercostal are awesome . I recommend the 1905 salad bean soup and the sangria which is made table side

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were 4 of us and we went for a light meal at dinnertime. We had a late lunch so we werent starving. So we ordered 6 tapas or appetizers. None were great. One was good. The other 5 were awful. This is a tourist joint with crappy food. Service was fine but the food was not good. Drinks were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service was excellent we sat outside with a view of inland waterway. The 1905 salad is fantastic and the sangria was the best ever. This place is well worth going to.

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere! Will be back and recommend to others. Enjoyed the photos of past customers and employees on the way. Gorgeous restaurant.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely worth going to. Right across the road from the Sheraton Sand Key, so you can easily walk.

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San Antonio, Texas
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table for a late lunch and it was so wonderful that we could have stayed for dinner. We had a table by the window overlooking the bay. Our server was Adam K. He was engaging, knowledgeable, professional and attentive. He explained the menu and answered all of our questions. We had the Original 1905 salad with shrimp,... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying, I love food and will eat almost anything, so I was very excited to find such a highly rated restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. That's where the love story ends... My mother and I were on a mother-daughter retreat enjoying the sunny, seaside atmosphere of Clearwater Beach. We lucked out and got a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
Description
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 111 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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