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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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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wedding rehearsal dinner. 40ish people. Wait time for meal service, 2 hours after ordering. Never managed to turn down the music system to accommodate speakers. After eating in the Tampa Columbia restaurant for 50+ years I was disappointed. They obviously can't handle larger groups at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kmiller62158
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We never want to read that we have let our guests down. We extend our apologies to you for these issues you experienced at this wedding rehearsal dinner. We don’t know what went wrong, but we can assure you that we have shared your comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Columbia Restaurants at several locations in Florida. Totally consistent and delicious food. Our favorite is the 1905 salad that you can also get as a soup/salad or soup/half sandwich option. I recommend the salad/half Cuban Sandwich. The salad dressing is delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ronsaffin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met friends for dinner, service was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend! I enjoyed the grilled grouper, very good! The sangria is incredible!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lyjymo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was late about 950 and they close at 10, everywhere had a long line and we walked right in and got a table, place was still open with guests eating. We ordered and had the best service and conversation with our Waiter. Food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly thought I was in Havana or Barcelona! Food and service were great Make sure you try Cuban sandwich and Key lime pie Excellent value

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been our special go to place for over 30 years. The food is excellent! My husband had their Paella. It smells fishy but when you start eating it, the flavors blend beautifully. I like any of their chicken dishes. They are all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue M L T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Columbia is a beautiful restaurant throughout; we were seated on the top floor where it was quieter and very pleasant. Our waitress was very obliging and we enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I'm a cranberry sauce fan and theirs was thin and runny, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JEKier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local treasure! The food is excellent and very affordable during the lunch hours. Dinner will be expensive. Try the Guava pastry. Delicious!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank teply
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the 1905 salad and a cup of gazpacho soup. Both were delicious. The service was very attentive without being overbearing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sassafras06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us arrived for an early dinner at about 5 p.m. Reservations are really necessary so I advise anyone to call as early as possible to get the time slot that is desired. Two of us shared a signature 1905 salad and we found...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Crpl_D
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Questions & Answers
September 30, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we have outdoor seating. Dogs on leashes are allowed.
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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$48
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Family-owned and operated for more than 114 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Red Snapper "Alicante" 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. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.
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