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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (1,350 reviews)
“paella” (273 reviews)
“tapas” (322 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Reviewed yesterday

Things were frantic just getting into the restaurant for our 5 pm reservation on Saturday due to the humongous crowd. Regardless, our dinner experience was worth the hassle! Took awhile to study the menu, but Bryan offered recommendations and provided excellent service.

Thank pwalther
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came on a Saturday night and reservations were required. I’m not sure if it’s like this every weekend. The restaurant was crowded which ensured me the food must be good. It was!! I had the croquetas with lobster and the paella Valencia. The paella is...More

Thank lioness728
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here a couple of years ago and was wowed. Took my son and grand daughter there for a quick lunch. Service was leisurely at best. The 1905 salad was and is the star. The rest of the meal was less than stellar. My Cuban...More

Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed 3 days ago

So, I hadn't heard of their world-famous salad before arriving at the restaurant. When I go back, I will be getting the salad for my actual meal. It was one of the greatest dishes I've had at any restaurant - and they make it right...More

Thank Nathaniel A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard of this restaurant chain for some time. Bought my daughter a $100 gift certificate to the chain a year ago because of the Ibor City one. We tried this one on Wednesday night and the food was good and service average . I...More

Thank jcarrico2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been to the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City and loved it. This visit was just okay. We loved the 1905 salad but my veal and my husband's steak was just okay. $25 to $28 per meal is a lot to pay for okay food....More

Thank Carrieh82
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is very good and the setting is very nice too. I love the history of the restaurant so it was great to finally eat at this St. Augustine institution. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 3 days ago

fun setting different looking rooms and a nice gift shop..very very tasty house salad and delicious sangria...

Thank deepeeNY
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good restaurant, need reservations. Look at going at lunch, better menu based on cost. Do get the 1905 salad.

Thank quicktraveler91
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant years ago and the food was awesome. Recently visited on a Wednesday evening for dinner. Used app Open Table to Reserve a table but there was nothing available between 5:45 and 8:15 so we took the 8:15 pm. When we arrived...More

Thank Randall O
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Questions & Answers
Gary B
20 November 2017|
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do allow service dogs at our restaurant.
2 November 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
You will find our vegetarian options noted on our menu with a green "V." You can find them online at our Columbia Restaurant website. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post the link to our website. Gluten-free options are... More
Juliana S
10 October 2017|
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do, and here it is: The Columbia Offers Gluten-Free Menu Items, including: Soups Spanish Bean Soup Black Bean Soup Salads Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® Chopped Tomato Salad Hearts of Palm Salad... 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
  • E-mail
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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