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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%
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“salad” (1,350 reviews)
“paella” (273 reviews)
“tapas” (322 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for dinner based on a local’s recommendation. The food was awesome and service was good however we were immediately turned off by our greeting upon entering the restaurant. There were about 4 or 5 employees in the hostess area and the “leader” looked...More

Thank dsexton789
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having eaten in Tampa's Columbia restaurant several times, I find this similar, but a tad smaller. The quality of the food is great, décor gives you the Spanish feel, and the staff provide you with excellent service. No matter if you have lunch or dinner,...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 2 days ago

This fine restaurant lives up to its reputation as the finest Cuban/'Spanish restaurant in St Augustine. Wonderfully tasty food, great service. We 3 could easily hear eah othr speak at the table. Reservations a very good idea. Loved the Key Lime pie as wll as...More

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having eaten at their flagship restaurant in Ybor City, I was pleasantly surprised that this one is every bit its equal. It fits in very nicely with the history of Saint Augustine. The staff, food, drinks and atmosphere are all top notch and it's very...More

Thank jtg1961
Reviewed 2 days ago

On Saturday, my daughter graduated from FLagler College and we had her Graduation lunch at The Columbia. Everything from the meal, to the service, to the atmosphere and back again was fantastic. The restaurant was busy (due to it's popularity) but service did not suffer...More

Thank rd827
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got 2 Lobster related Tapas, forgot what the 3rd one was. Very pretty inside, yummy food. Wait was a little over arching. We waited well over an hour on a weeknight to get in.

Thank Carla J
Reviewed 2 days ago

In town for the Night of Lights boat ride and decided to have a late lunch - early dinner. We had eaten at the Tampa Columbia so decided to give this one a try. The decor is very similar, but on a small scale. However,...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. The wait staff was professional and spot on. You must try the 1905 salad. The entire evening was great. Wonderful meals and dessert.

Thank Jaguar002
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Heard about this place from a number of locals. Came to try it out. The host and hostess were so rude we almost turned away without trying the food. But we saw the menu and persevered. It was a 45 minute wait (make reservations), but...More

Thank randomadventurer13
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Our white chocolate bread pudding is an excellent choice, it always wins rave reviews. We do want to apologize for the rudeness you experienced from our host and hostess. We have shared your comments with our general...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the night before Thanksgiving that this beautiful establishment and was thrilled with the service and special attention my grandson got for his 16th birthday. The food never disappoints here and the choices are so varied with reasonable prices and superb quality and presentation!!!...More

Thank junglefun123
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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