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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to the Columbia restaurants in the past (Ybor city) And we loved the food , this visit however was not as good . The fish was overcooked, and the bread 🍞 pudding which was fabulous both times we visited their Ybor city location, truly missed the mark . It was disappointing !!!

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Thank Theresa T
White Plains, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to dine at this historic Spanish restaurant while vacationing during the Thanksgiving weekend restaurant last year. A friend of ours had recommended this place. We had a prior reservation for 7.30 on the Saturday night. When we got there we had to wait for about 35 minutes as the place was really really busy. There were many like... More 

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Thank JPatWP
Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When in the Historical part of St. Augustine we almost always plan to have lunch at the Columbia. Love their Spanish white bean soup & 1905 Salad, followed by a flan!

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Thank Ziegpj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful Restaurant , food was good, interior classic Spanish. It is a tourist Restaurant so it's busy. The hostess was not warm and friendly but she did seat us quickly. Staff also was not warm sand welcoming , rather rushed and short. Once was enough for us . If the staff had. Been Friendlier we would have given it 5... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I both believe that any dining experience is enhanced or diminished by the interactions visitors have with their server. That belief was certainly validated yesterday at the Columbia restaurant in St. Augustine. We often have lunch there, so I took two visitors with me as we toured the city. Our server Colleen never failed to come to... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon recommendation from my parents, we decided to stop here for dinner. We were able to make a reservation and when we arrived we only had to wait a short time for our table. While waiting, my mother and I decided to stop in the Columbia store to check out the beautiful pottery and kitchenware. When we were finally seated,... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's normally a wonderful place,but, this night, they must have been short-staffed. There were some problems but the manager did make it up (comped) the bill

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delicious dinner in a place we loved about 10 years ago. The service and meal were just as good as we remembered.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is average and reasonably expensive. Be sure to check your check when it comes as there were a few mistakes made on ours.

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Thank Loo C
Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Columbia for lunch the other day . I had the Spanish bean soup and their famous salad. The food was very good, but the waitress did not greet me and didn't bother coming to take my order for nearly 15 minutes. The bread served is very good. I believe the wait staff needs to be more considerate of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Description
Family-owned and operated for over 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.

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