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1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
+1 727-596-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (219 reviews)
“paella” (158 reviews)
“salad” (674 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2706
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I stopped there for lunch before going back to the airport. The 1905 salad and Cuban sandwich are fantastic! Also the black bean soup. They give each person at the table a small loaf of very fresh, warm bread. It is lightly...More

Thank indyfun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gem is an old establishment that takes you to a different time in a different place for a few hours. It has a rich history spanning three generations, and it shows. From the presentation of the food to the mannerisms of the staff, everything...More

Thank trethlake
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First visit here. There’s an amazing view out on the terrace, food is very good, service is excellent. Kids menu was great. Sangria is delicious, and Crema Catalana is too. Even tho Paella rice was more like a risotto, it’s flavor and preparation was very...More

Thank OscarG2012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Authentic Cuban food! They make your Sangrias at the table along with there famous house salad! Fantastic service and knowledgeable server! Many food choices so please ask the server to help with your order. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank Lma6969
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw the original Columbia when we walked around Ybor City in Tampa but on the night we decided to go we heard that traffic was tied up on the interstate, so we decided to drive up to the Clearwater location. It's located on the...More

Thank JLeslie22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is always amazing at any Columbia. The Shrimp Ajillo is one of our favorites. The salad is great too. The sangria is delicious. When this place is busy the noise level is so bad that we couldn’t hear our waiter or each other....More

Thank SeizeTheBay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally the best Spanish food in the Clearwater area! Known for their amazing salad that is technically a meal in itself. The bread and salad are so filling so beware. The black bean soup is another favorite and the specials are changed up often. Let’s...More

Thank Lysa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uncomfortable. Boring food.nice view. Poor service. No ambience. Feels like a fancy cafeteria with a hefty check. I would not go back. The meal was average. The bread and butter was the best part.

Thank stevensQ5177NU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something away from the usual seafood/tourist type places and took a chance on this place after reading the other good reviews. This dinner ended up being one of our favorites. Super great service, amazing wine selection, authentic food, amazing views. Everything we got...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by one of our favorite restaurants, Columbia in Sand Key. We had a large 1905 salad that we shared. Also tried the Eggplant Riojana,,,, it was very good. Took 1/2 of it home for another time. My wife went to her go to...More

Thank Lou F
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Questions & Answers
30 March 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Reservations are accepted for both lunch and dinner. They are not necessary, but reservations are helpful for our busy times, like on the weekends. See our website or Open Table for reservations.
10 February 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
Stormy W
30 December 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
The Columbia on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach does serve food at our bar. We do have outdoor, waterfront seating. We ask that no tank tops be worn by men while dining inside. Tank tops can be worn outside. You can find more... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 33767-2706
  • 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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