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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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“paella” (145 reviews)
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Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enter through the doors and you enter into a little Havana. Aromas of Spain and Cuba wafted through the air immediately stimulating your tastebuds to prepare for a feast. From a signature 1905 salad to a succulent Mariscos, Paella, or combinations of tapas, cranes,pollo, and...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The menu will not disappoint the staff very helpful in ordering...have great Cuban sandwich and salad is famous...deserts great had diner and lunch both were great nice view of bay...

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here as this restaurant has been a staple in Florida area. When I was a kid my grandparents used to take us here and it has a nostalgic value to our family. In that, I haven’t been here since I was a young...More

Thank Pisan2509
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, but could have been a bit better somehow. Tasty, although the veg paella fell a bit flat - nothing I’d order again. The mojito was fresh, but seemed to have very little alcohol in it (should have said something). They were...More

Thank Zenlibrarian
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. One of the pleasures of dining with us is being able to take your time and enjoy the ambience and history as well as the company of your guests. We must apologize to you for the actions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Columbia in Clearwater/Sand Key several times over the past few years. Always a good experience. Friendly and attentive staff; and great food! Whenever I'm in Clearwater, this is on my list of places to eat.

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here a few days ago and it was excellent. Husband and I had the 1905 salad and sandwich followed by churros and cafe con leche. Delicious !! Our server was friendly and prepared our salad perfectly. I'm glad she explained the ingredients...More

Thank LaurieDJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Best Cuban food in all of the Tampa Bay Area. The atmosphere is casual yet the staff are attentive and treat you as if you are in a 5 Star restaurant. Take your time to look at the menu as there are...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to the original Columbia in Ybor City and this was a great find. This Columbia has the same great food and a chance to sit by the water in an enclosed patio. There were 6 of us and had no wait on...More

Thank lindadudley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 1905 salad is to die for! Spanish Bean soup is also a must(although I will say, the last time we had it the beans were slightly under cooked. Still great flavor though.) My husband loves the Cuban(fabulous bread!) sandwich just the way it comes....More

Thank Nesahm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for a business dinner while in the area. Enjoyed my food and wine very much! Was too loud to be able to talk to anyone except the person directly next to me on each side. Would like to go back and try other...More

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10 February 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
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29 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
9 November 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do offer a gluten free menu. TripAdvisor rules don't allow us to post our website link here, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" you will find our website. Use the pull down menu called "News and Events" and then choose... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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