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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

For many years we have had meals at the Columbia restaurant's and they have always been excellent and this visit was the same.However we do miss the bakery and the Sunday buffet at St.Augustine but times change.We,both had the red snapper done different ways and both of us had to take portions home because of the amount served.After you have... More 

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Merritt Is
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently had a wonderful Spanish/Cuban dinner. The portions were very large and the prices were reasonable.

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Thank titandude
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After friends highly recommended the Columbia...we were expecting much more than crowded dining....above average prices...mediocre food....and an 30 minutes wait while empty tables were left unused...guessing it was to ensure that everyone had more than adequate time in their gift shop...the waitress and her wonderful personality was the only good point.....skip the name and try one of the other pubs....restuarants...or... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Top drawer restaurant in St Augustine. Outstanding food, great service and wonderful ambiance. Also, very big!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live in St Augustine and for a number of years have dined here now and again. For the first couple of years that we dined here, we always enjoyed their meals and service, but in the last year or two the service has been going down hill, steadily. The last three times ( over 6 mos) that we dined... More 

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Our servers go through a rigorous training process in learning about how we expect them to care for our guests, but unfortunately, we have let you down on your last few visits, and we apologize. We have shared your comments with our general manager so that we can schedule additional training to reinforce our standards. More 

Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Old Town and you are hungry, this is the place to go. The food is beyond wonderful. I had the Bacon wrapped fried shrimp dish. I have never had shrimp cooked this way before. Each one in our party had a different type of rice and they were all very good. The pork chops were good... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at the Columbia many times in all locations and am never disappointed! The good is consistently delicious and the service impeccable. The 1905 salad, prepared tableside is a MUST! It is the best salad going! The fresh Cuban bread served warm us a meal in itself! And finally, the black bean soup is so delicious. My husband... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this restaurant in the heart of St Augustine! Today we went for a birthday lunch, the rooms are so authentically decorated, the service is impeccable! The food sublime. It is fine dining at its best, but with prices still in the range of the other popular restaurants of the area. An absolute must!

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Redington Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you make reservations otherwise you might have to wait 2 hours like some people did that were standing in line to eat there. And try to get there early so you have plenty of time to find parking if the lot is full. I always enjoy eating in one of the Columbia restaurants and this one was no... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must be a popular place. We had to wait over 90 mins for a table. Go early 5-6ish and wait should be okay. I was still pretty full from lunch so I had the black-bean soup. It's really not soup. It's black-beans over white rice. If you love black-beans and rice like I do, you have to try it. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Description
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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