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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited again for Easter. The holiday specials were Lamb & Virginia baked ham. We ordered the lamb & baked grouper topped with crabmeat, 1905 salad & sangria. All were fantastic. Picked up some guava cream cheese pastries in the gift shop to take home as well! These are the same ones from the dessert menu, minus the sauce. $2.50 each.... More 

Thank Dreammagicwonder
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Great gift shop too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. They have other locations which I would not think twice about

Thank Lynn T
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There were 4 of us and all we ordered were appetizers. It was a blast eating off each other's plate. The food was fabulous and worth a return.

Thank brtte0927
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by a coworker, specifically the seafood paella (paella marinera). Had the paella, my wife has a gluten allergy and they were able to accommodate (they have a gluten free menu). Cuban bread and butter was amazing, I felt guilty about eating my wife's portion...for about 5 seconds. Got a free birthday flan for dessert. The seafood paella was absolutely... More 

Thank Eric P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, I'd encourage anyone looking for a quiet intimate couples dinner to re-think Columbia. I fell in love with the inside décor on the website, the menu is big and exciting, so I booked it for reservations our last night in St Augustine to celebrate our farewell to the city. The outside of the restaurant is beautiful as we... More 

Thank D J
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I recently celebrated a special birthday at the Columbia Restaurant and had a great evening. The bread is out of this world, each persons portion comes to the table piping hot and individually wrapped in paper. The sangria is made table side and is delicious. I ordered the grilled snapper and it was delicious.

Thank IAlwaysWantToGo
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you get to St Augustine, the Columbia Restaurant is a must. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food is amazing. Make sure to get their famous sangria it's fabulous. From tapas to full dinners and salads, everything is so yummy. It's a must to visit when you are in St Augustine.

Thank Toni0630
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family in Florida gave me my choice of locations for my birthday dinner, and I chose the Columbia. I had never eaten there but had heard only great things about it.. The ambiance is festive-love the tiles! Sangria prepared table side...The menu is outstanding...There were 7 of us, and each one ordered something different...all meals were delicious! My red... More 

Thank Paulinda K
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Now this was a pleasant surprise. We took a tour of St Augustine and while on tour they passed this place off one of the side streets. The guide explained that this is the oldest restaurant in the city that is still family owned since 1905. Our thoughts- WOW, we love family owned places. So we had to go- and... More 

Thank RobTorres
Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to do lunch at the Columbia figured a Thursday afternoon wouldn't be bad...ha ha 25 minute wait, not that bad..ordered their wonderful "1905 Salad" and a Cuban sandwich..the salad great as always its mixed at your table and the waiter tells you what's in it as he mixes it, the dressing is wonderful. The Cuban sandwich was ok, for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?