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Columbian Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
+1 503-325-2233
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-4112
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We love the Columbian for a non-pretentious breakfast with truly delicious food. We sat at the counter this time and were very impressed with the chefs skills with man dishes cooking at one time. He was working and the results were delicious, as always.

Thank nekomau
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a unique dining experience for Astoria - the dining area is small but the food is worth any wait.

Thank mtennis5
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Crowded, a bit slow, but really good and unusual selections. Fun to watch the cook at the grill... he's really talented. Don't expect fancy, but go for excellent offerings in a fun setting. But, bring your patience.

Thank Traveljunkie26
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The service was slow. We were served when every other person had eaten and left . . . and we had not been the last to enter. I do not have an explanation for that. The chef and server had an argument. And the food...More

1  Thank localCOASTAL
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Do not go there, I don't what it to change if too many people go there. It is one great place for breakfast. It is small 9 seats at counter and 3 booths. Looks like a place from the 40's, in fact the day I...More

Thank Navonnor
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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

2  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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