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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3641
+1 904-824-3341
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love great food and will always dine at one of the Columbia Restaurants when available. The St Augustine location is got to be the best, although they are all good. Had cocktails one night, lunch another day and then dinner. Everything they served was...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Conveniently located near the central core of old town St. Augustine, Columbia is an attractive Spanish-style restaurant. Lighting is a bit too bright for my taste, but not overwhelming. Service was outstanding, the food excellent and portions generous. I will definitely return!

Thank Ninjaneer1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The interior of this restaurant is very nice. The food we had was fine, nice gazpacho and the 1904 salad was very tasty. Our only complaint is that we felt very rushed by our server. We ordered soup and salad to start and we were...More

Thank dudoldve
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 6 days ago

I don't know if there is a dress code here, but do your self a favor and clean up a bit and go! the atmosphere, staff, and of course the food are so worth making it a "date" night! There was no rush to eat...More

Thank bjitQ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss the best 1905 salad on the planet!! The Atmosphere and service excellent. Short walk from were we were staying (Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast)

Thank Navigate790290
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful, inside and out. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. It was the perfect spot for a romantic date while we were on vacation.

Thank Mlwitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been to all the Columbia Restaurants except the St Augustine location and was quite disappointed. My favorite dish is the snapper alicante and the person who brought it to me, placed it in front of me and walked away. I innediately notice it was...More

Thank Martin A
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh my goodness, we cannot believe the many ways that we have let you down on your visit. Please accept our apologies for these many unacceptable service issues. When you first let your server know about the missing ingredients from your meal, they should have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Got seated right away and the food was great! Loved the key lime pie and their salad. The portraits of the owners as Kong’s and queens was a little strange...lol. Definitely recommend!More

Thank JLV1060
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. You may be interested in knowing the story of the portraits that you saw in one of our dining rooms. The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago was formed in Tampa’s Ybor City (Home to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was awesome! (It would be even better if they had a better parking plan. ) But the food was delicious. We had the 1905 salad - very unusual ingredients but delicious! We had Grouper Jimmy and it was amazing. Also had chicken that...More

Thank NutnJelly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great and Mojitos are delicious! Top it off with great service and you have the perfect choice of a restaurant.

Thank fit4ever40f
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Questions & Answers
August 11, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
That is not at all our policy. In fact, servers are not allowed to comment at all about tips. Please speak with a manager if this happens again.
Andy H
July 20, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
It's always safest to make a reservation. You can always change it. We do take walk-ins, but that does sometimes mean you have to wait.
deborah w
January 19, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Hi, Trip Advisor rules don't allow us to post links to our website, and that's where you will find our lunch and dinner menus. Our many vegetarian choices are marked with a "V." Please see our website, it is Columbia... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
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Family-owned and operated for more than 113 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 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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