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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Best dining experience of our holiday here - a lovely change From the usual offerings Lovely setting, attractive decor and a warm welcome Pitcher of Cava sangria (made in front of you by the waitress) and delicious. Had their Famous 1905 salad as a starter with freshly made bread - the small portion was enough for 2.... More 

Thank Ricardo365
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our meal was delicious. So much so that we went to a sister location in Orlando. Beautiful restaurant excellent service. Crowded and a little loud but everyone had a great evening. Beautiful views if you want to sit outside.

Thank Carolyn F
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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful establishment on the water. We were quickly seated and served by Lamont. Shout out to Lamont and his fantastic service. We got a pitcher of Mojito.... Excellent. Got the Stuffed Peppers, Cuban Sandwich with 1905 Salad, and Black Bean soup.... Amazing. Got a 1905 Martini ....Tasty. Ended with White Chocolate Bread Pudding and Cubano Coffee. Sooooooo... More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the Columbia in Tampa and now this one is Clearwater beach. Both are excellent. Love that 1905 salad. Service was superb

Thank bbjb49
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the place. I ate the corn and crab fritters (delish!) and the Salmon with crab sauce (OMG). Had a table with a view and the service was good enough! But, I didn't order a salad, because, well....it's just salad! Then.....the tables next to me both got them. Fooled again. The create it at the table...very dramatic and it looked... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible selection of food choices and variety. Food was exceptional. Service fantastic and very accommodating for our group which was a bit combobulated. Can validate and verify why Columbia rated so high.

Thank aah987
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We do not get to the area as often and we did in the past and Columbia's is one of the places we miss most. They have great Cuban food. I took some work friends to their restaurant in Ybor City (Same food - etc.) and everyone loved the place.... More 

Thank Dan L
New York
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving around I took a chance and was not disappointed. Had 2 perfect Margheritas. Ordered gazpacho and they add trimmings at the table. Nice touch. Also had the calamari Santa Ana and the half and half. Half a Cuban sandwich and a half salad. All were done perfectly. The salad is also done at the table. Our server, Adam, answered... More 

Thank Rich F
Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were concerned about not having a reservation for our Valentine's Day dinner, but we were immediately seated on the outdoor patio on a warm lovely evening. Our waiter,Lamont, was great. Since it was our first time to eat at a Columbia, he took time to explain the menu items to us. I loved the 1905 salad, my husband's grilled... More 

Thank MaryJT1947
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch at the Columbia on Sand Key, overlooking the Gulf waters the week before Christmas, when family came down from Virginia. Everything was top-notch: the sangria, the black beans, the 1905 salad, and (best of all!) the deviled crabs, which had a wonderfully thin and crispy breading, filled with a very generous portion of sweet & succulent crabmeat!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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