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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (190 reviews)
“paella” (132 reviews)
“salad” (542 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old fashioned Spanish home cooking, with a few Cuban twists. Great tomato salad, queso tetilla appetizer, and key lime pie.

Thank belleChi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

SO GOOD! The food was delicious! I felt a little underdressed, but soon relaxed and had a great experience. Gracious service, Beautiful outdoor seating on the intercoastal waterway. Highly recommend.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ordered the Filete (steak) and gambas and my husband the Gazpacho Anadalucia soup. Both very yummy. We sat out on the deck on a lovely evening with an amazing view of the bay. Our waiter was a delight. He paid careful attention and was...More

Thank Janeth P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Columbia is a nice experience with excellent food that is unique to that restaurant. My complaint: Celebrating a special occasion, I made a reservation over a week in advance for a table of 4 with a water view. I called ahead to check on the...More

1  Thank MichelleDavid2
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wanted a typical Cuban sandwich but needed to get back to my hotel room so I ordered one to go. You order and pick your food up at the bar. There was a 12-minute wait so I wandered the boardwalk which overlooks the intercostal...More

Thank ncftx
Reviewed 6 days ago

So wish our experience was better as we loved the outdoor views but the parking nutsiness, cramped dining and nonchalant service were all disappointing. Be advised that there is very limited parking at this tiny Sand Key retail center, even during the day, so parking...More

Thank spartanwalkingmom
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. As you discovered, we do get quite busy for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We are sorry that the valet had an issue finding your key. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, lovely atmosphere! Menu is a history lesson in itself. Food was well cooked, and great Cuban flair. Parking is limited, but valet is free and on point for service. Worth the price.

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We normally don't like to go to restaurant chains, but after hearing so many positive things about Columbia, we decided to give it a shot. First, they offer complimentary valet parking, which was great! The restaurant is right in the Sand Key area and has...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is advertised as a gem of Spanish restaurants but, in reality, it is a 10 carat diamond!!! The view from the deck (where we sat) very appealing, the menu inviting and the service impeccable. We had a young server named Noel who, although very...More

Thank Costas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Columbia a few times, but not in the last 18 months. This time, I was determined to try the 1905 salad, since it gets such consistent raves. I wondered how good could a salad be? Well, it was very good, but...More

Thank 651annie
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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
21 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
Leena S
10 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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