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) #13 of 496 Restaurants in Clearwater €€ - €€€ Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to Columbia restaurant in Celebration many times and always enjoyed their food and service. We had the opportunity to try this one while vacationing at a nearby hotel in Clearwater. Food and service were great as expected, but the...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just took a business associate that is vegan and the selection was much more broad than we imagined. the food was excellent and so was the service. We chose to eat in side since it was threatening to rain but still we could have...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food on the bay. You van dine in casual or more dressy apparel. The food was very good and the atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pleasant birthday surprise from my wonderful friends with a great view great food and service. We always have a wonderful time when we go there and sometimes rent the jet skis next door.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a late lunch so it was very quiet. We sat outside and enjoyed the sea breeze and the sea gulls were free entertainment for our kid. We each had a glass of red wine sangria to start and enjoyed the hot bread....More

Thank HuyenVi K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere! this is a great environment for dates, family, and business! the portions are full plate! and everything is made to order. the "1905 Salad" is mouth watering! one of my favourites if you are in the Tampa Bay area, this is a must...More

Thank dlvazquez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second Columbia restaurant I have dined. My family and friends went there for lunch. It was so good, just like my first experience in Ybor. What was most impressive is that I found something for my 1 year old to eat. We...More

Thank cheeto82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the Columbia a number of times when in Clearwater. I only have one problem and that is I eat too much when I am there. I try to order less, but always find myself stuffed because everything is so good. This...More

Thank steveleary1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here several times during a 2013 vacation, enjoyed it very much. Came for lunch on our anniversary in May 2017, pleased to find it still has all the pluses that makes it such a nice experience. House salad and bread still delicious, scallops...More

Thank nhpbilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a rare rainy day here in Clearwater and decided to eat out for dinner. The Columbia was very nice with excellent service. Waitress really made us feel welcome. Food was delicious and hope to return before we leave.

Thank Bucksforme
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Gluten free menus on the water resutaurant
9 November 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do offer a gluten free menu. TripAdvisor rules don't allow us to post our website link here, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" you will find our website. Use the pull down menu called "News and Events" and then choose... More
Need a very nice restaurant for right after I get married, any suggestions?
21 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
Leena S
Hi Columbia. Could you seat a small wedding party of 20 for post 6pm ceremony on Friday 10/14/16? Prob arriving between 7:30-8:00.
10 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We have details on our website for booking an event. TripAdvisor rules don't allow me to post a link here for our website, so if you google "Columbia Sand Key" and then click on "Locations" "Sand Key" you will find details.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-596-8400
  • E-mail
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned & operated for more than 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine & wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Don't miss our world-famous Original 1905(R) Salad, named "One of America's Top 10 Best Salads" by USA Today -- The only restaurant in Florida to be named. Whether you choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
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