We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Columbia Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

3,732 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,652: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this place after learning about it on a trolley tour. We are from Texas and know great latin food, but we decided we had to try the oldest Spanish restaurant in Florida! We had fun learning about the family and the history of this place. We got tapas and enjoyed the food. Although we thought it to be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelbeach1
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On Friday night we made reservations for Saturday night. A must to do- there was over a 2 hour wait for a table on Saturday night without a reservation. We waited about 10 minutes with the reservation. First time here- I ordered chicken appetizer and a side 1905 salad. The salad was fabulous! The chicken appetizer came with peppers so... More 

Helpful?
Thank R Enee A
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first impression of this restaurant was suprise at how big it is. That may be part of the problem we experienced. The food was really just okay. Nothing special. My husband had the snapper and the portion was large and cooked fine but the sides were not impressive. I had the beef tips with yellow rice. Not a lot... More 

Helpful?
Thank southernfoodie2016
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For many years we have had meals at the Columbia restaurant's and they have always been excellent and this visit was the same.However we do miss the bakery and the Sunday buffet at St.Augustine but times change.We,both had the red snapper done different ways and both of us had to take portions home because of the amount served.After you have... More 

Helpful?
Thank gerald m
Merritt Is
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently had a wonderful Spanish/Cuban dinner. The portions were very large and the prices were reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank titandude
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After friends highly recommended the Columbia...we were expecting much more than crowded dining....above average prices...mediocre food....and an 30 minutes wait while empty tables were left unused...guessing it was to ensure that everyone had more than adequate time in their gift shop...the waitress and her wonderful personality was the only good point.....skip the name and try one of the other pubs....restuarants...or... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1655TMGP
Homosassa, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Top drawer restaurant in St Augustine. Outstanding food, great service and wonderful ambiance. Also, very big!

Helpful?
Thank shilkom
Saint Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live in St Augustine and for a number of years have dined here now and again. For the first couple of years that we dined here, we always enjoyed their meals and service, but in the last year or two the service has been going down hill, steadily. The last three times ( over 6 mos) that we dined... More 

Helpful?
Thank edemanfredi
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Our servers go through a rigorous training process in learning about how we expect them to care for our guests, but unfortunately, we have let you down on your last few visits, and we apologize. We have shared your comments with our general manager so that we can schedule additional training to reinforce our standards. More 

Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Old Town and you are hungry, this is the place to go. The food is beyond wonderful. I had the Bacon wrapped fried shrimp dish. I have never had shrimp cooked this way before. Each one in our party had a different type of rice and they were all very good. The pork chops were good... More 

Helpful?
Thank mickey j
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at the Columbia many times in all locations and am never disappointed! The good is consistently delicious and the service impeccable. The 1905 salad, prepared tableside is a MUST! It is the best salad going! The fresh Cuban bread served warm us a meal in itself! And finally, the black bean soup is so delicious. My husband... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pfleugerd

Travellers who viewed Columbia Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Columbia Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Columbia Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Jacksonville, Florida
7 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Columbia Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?