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) #13 of 491 Restaurants in Clearwater ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (182 reviews)
“paella” (130 reviews)
“salad” (534 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant is very attractive, with a nice view of the water at Sand Key There is inside and outside dining. Our server Darlene did a great job helping us through the menu and continued to be attentive throughout our meal. We shared the Pulpo la...More

Thank Taylor949
Reviewed 4 days ago

Columbia is a happening place on Clearwater Beach! All of the lobster selections--whether in a croquette or another tapas--were so good! We shared sangria, which was good (though not the best I've ever had, as it was a little heavy on the fruit), and the...More

Thank Taylor G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite enjoyable, including exceptionally gracious treatment by our server, Stephan, beginning with our brief discussion of family background, moving on to my wife's and my desire for lunch, and also including other matters.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere was wonderful! The mahi dish with yellow rice was delectable and the mussels were excellent! Loved our appetizer of a crisp cracker crust with tomatoes and seafood toppings! Service was impeccable! Highly recommend the Columbia!!!

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is great. Starting with the black bean soup, 1905 salad, snapper ala ruse and flan. Topped off with Cava sparkling wine Sangria. Setting is invitingly open. Service is better than good. Bring your appetite. Enjoy!!!

Thank elipaul2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere...1905 salad is terrific...a great go-to place for locals and out of town guests...sangria and mojitos are especially good

Thank Surfermom1970
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Columbia's "1905" salad is my all time favorite! Great as a meal itself! However it has to be accompanied by Columbia's sparkling red or white Sangria! Made right at your table it is splendid! Everything on the menu is superb! Spanish-Cuban cuisine at its best!...More

Thank billieromie61
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch is great. Get the special of half salad and half Cuban sandwich. Best Mojito. Really. I've been to Havana Cuba and they don't make them as good as the Columbia!

Thank jandjrussell
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you see white table cloth, typically, especially in US, you think about impeccable service and excellent food. Sorry to say but this was not our experience. We went to business lunch with six persons from three differ companies and nobody was impressed by the...More

Thank leszekml
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best salad I've had!! They make it at your table. The Cuban was not impressive in my opinion but I'm more of a Miami Cuban girl. I'd go to this place and eat their salad everyday if I lived in the area. Great outdoor seating...More

Thank travelloverCt
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Gluten free menus on the water resutaurant
10 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?
22 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, 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.