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Columbian Cafe

) #30 of 69 Restaurants in Astoria $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
+1 503-325-2233
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“crepes” (12 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of place you get variable reviews on - if you want a clean-cut coffee with neat tables and shiny wooden floors go to the Astoria coffee house opposite. The Columbian has a sailor's pub feel and serves big plates of well...More

Thank kingsgate
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I seem to prefer little places like this. Not this one so much. Pretty grungy. We stopped in for coffee and something light. Told them that and the reply was 'we don't do light'. They must not do coffee either. Two people walked right past...More

Thank Clareguy
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very much enjoyed the lunch. Both wife and I ordered the fish of the day, mercy, and received 2 totally different and delicious dishes that we just had to share. Well worth taking a little time.

Thank Waskishlobo
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Not sure what happened to this place?!! USED to have outstanding food, USED to be the best vegetarian fare around, USED to be a friendly place, USED to get ample homemade jellies to put on our toast, USED to enjoy our breakfasts at the Columbian....More

Thank WireFoxTerrierMom
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place is a total whole in the wall, which is my favorite type of place. We got the special of dungeoness crab w/shrimp omelets and mimosa's and both were great. They did not skimp on the seafood!

Thank Jenn E
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and I ate there Easter Morning. Maybe not your tipical Easter Buffet. We really enjoyed breakfast.We split the Chef Mercy. I have been told I am sort of a control freak. This took some courage to order but we enjoyed the creation the...More

Thank montanabill2016
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Seriously, the toast is so good, I ate it even though I can't eat butter. Serious pain ensued. Worth every bite. The jalapeno jelly is a score. The chef is top notch- like watching an artist. The service is fast passed but kind. Small spot...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We don't often get to Astoria but when we do we eat here. At first glance it may look a bit seedy, I call it comfortable. If you are in a hurry you need to find another place. One chef, one grill, one server so...More

Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews about this historical Cafe' and walked away pleasantly surprised and full. Had a great breakfast. The waitress was quick, friendly, funny and accommodating. The place was packed! Lots of good choices for breakfast. The cook was quick and friendly and yes, his...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 12 December 2016

To be honest I don't think I've been to a place that's so filthy it's almost creepy, very scary...The food was being prepared my someone with long hair that was hanging over the food even tied up it saw still falling off the sides I...More

Thank worldtraveler485
ScootersPeople, Owner at Columbian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Sorry you felt that way. We actually have highest score possible with the health dept. I know we are old and kinda worn (90 years of being a continuously operating cafe). But the floors and counters are cleaned and bleached twice daily and all state...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, 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 97103-4112
  • 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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