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

For the past 2 years, I have taken my girlfriend here for our dating anniversary. This year, she told me this is the greatest date she has ever been on!!! Food was incredible: Tableside 1905 salad is a must and the bread is always warm...More

Thank Avery J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Cuban food, this is the place for you! Authentic and the restaurant is a lively place, great for families for lunch. It gets pretty crowded but I’ve never had to wait very long for a table. All the food is good but...More

Thank Cyndie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelers without budget limits should be very happy here. It was a restaurant well worth the wait (about 75 minutes on a weekday). Though there is a wait involved, the restaurant has wisely adopted the text method of contact when a patron's table is ready,...More

Thank traveling69bill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, and atmosphere were great. Service was prompt and courteous, but the flavors were not there. Being Hispanic, I know very well how food is supposed to taste.More

Thank Vivian C
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. Our menu items are a blend of both of our family heritages, Spanish and Cuban -- showcasing many traditional foods as well as many items created by the five generations of family members who have continuously owned and operated...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most attractive restaurant we have visited in Florida, and the quality and value of the food is excellent. Having visited The Columbia in St.Armands Circle, Sarasota, the quality of food and staff service is consistent and such a wonderful change to all...More

Thank 123Cameron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a change, we decided to break the normal family Christmas dinner tradition and have a meal at a nice restaurant. St. Augustine is a popular tourist area and when you visit, make a reservation at The Columbia. The atmosphere is of old Spaniard style...More

Thank johndO874UO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Columbia on a busy Saturday. We were assigned a table in the back of an upstairs area. That said, our server was especially confused by her tasks. It was a while before drink orders were taken, and another 10 before the she got...More

Thank EAA-AV8R
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on a return visit. We are sorry for the many ways that we let you down on your visit. These many issues are not acceptable to us and, obviously, to you. We served you cold meals, which is a fast...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service and atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. Love the style of the restaurant and the history behind it. Food is pricy but it is well worth it. Nice night put for a date night

Thank Psychlover14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service and atmosphere is exemplary and there’s so much you can say about the Columbia except that it’s too small and you’ll have to wait a little. Because it is just that good!

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attempted to eat there. Arrived 5:50 pm on 1/3/18. Hostess said 45 minute wait, though empty tables were available. Restrooms were unclean and another woman ahead of me complained about them. Lobby was crowded because it was cold outside, nowhere to sit other than 2...More

Thank Mary W
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We never want to read that we have let our guests down. And on your visit, we let you down so badly that you chose to leave before being seated. Thank you for sharing this experience with us so that we can make improvements with...More

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Gary B
20 November 2017|
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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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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