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Columbian Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary
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1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
+1 503-325-2233
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. Breakfasts are always great--they make a mean crepe and the pepper jams are really great. I first tasted them almost 20 years ago here and have been making them ever since--inspiring cuisine. They use fresh seafood in their daily specials board, which is where I usually order from.

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Thank jazzaposte
Portland, OR
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always go to the Columbian for breakfast when in Astoria. It's our kinda diner. This time the lights were broken in the booth. We pulled up the cord of the light and it was cut in the middle. Ha! Seemed right. The food is good, the potatoes are great, they refill your coffee often, the jams & salsas are... More 

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Thank nekomau
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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165 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I felt like I had flashed back to a time when formica was the cats meow. The walls are covered in so many interesting things that you can be easily lost. The food was great. Small place, open grill so you can see everything being made. Went twice. Would totally go again.

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Thank Michael A B
Seaside, Oregon
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a longtime favorite for breakfast or brunch. The eggs and crepes are excellent. Do not miss the pepper jellies!

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Richland, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this cafe, hearing great things about it. I don't know if we caught them in a bad day or what - but pretty much everything about this restaurant was abysmal. First - the food - asked for 2 hard eggs - came to me barely cooked - yolk running all over. The grilled potatoes were grilled on... More 

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Thank Makapu5
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Vegetarian and vegan options available. The food was so good. Outdoor tables (2) that allow dogs. Friendly staff!

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Thank Staci M
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Second time to this restaurant - first time many years ago. Had high expectations for the food. In general very good, but not memorable. Large portions - wish I had split my plate with someone. Salmon in the hash was tasty, but the hash had too many carrots and lots of other root vegetables - a good mixture, just too... More 

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Thank birderjad
Florida
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Ate breakfast here. Sat at the bar to get a good feel for the cafe. We loved the daily omelet with shrimp and crab. Bread was amazing. Local and tourists both but it does cater to more locals. That's why we go. Def give it a try,

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Yes it's true they are insanely busy and there only a few booths and about 8 seats at the counter and yes they only take cash and they are hipsters but they do make some damn tasty food! The service was slow do to the number of people in the place but it was well worth it! They put flavor... More 

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Thank Erica I
Long Beach
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I will never pass up the opportunity to eat here. I love to sit at the bar and watch the chef at work. The food is local, fresh and prepared right in front of you. The seating is spare which means you might have to wait. I am one who lines up before the place opens on weekends. It doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-325-2233
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?