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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Redington Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank beachgirl1202
Hobe Sound, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Jose A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, the hostess was attentive and polite with a full reservation list to attend to. Second, my date was able to surprise me with the most beautiful bouquet of flower from the associated florist, situated on the table for my surprise. Thirdly, when asked if we could relocate tables to the outside patio the section waiter not only... More 

Thank Chris O
Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a very varied menu, good food, a good bar, and great service. The restrooms are very clean with very nice cloth paper towels, the store is great place for a gifts from SA, located on the Main Street of SA, great to visit but a bit expensive.

Thank Berniehotel
Bainbridge, Georgia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the original Columbia in Tampa, were in St Augustine so reserved with friends to then see Christmas lights on a tour of the oldest city in USA. Was good food, very good service and a fun evening. Love the salad they make at table. Not of course the history and building and even the "aged" waiters of Tampa... More 

Thank rmgilliard
Warren, Canada
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250 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like the vibrant vibe of this resto. The menu is interesting. The prices are mid-range but we weren't disappointed with the food and selection. The desserts were delicious.

Thank Patate
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've eaten here twice now, for dinner each time - a little pricey for the area but the food is top rate and we did not begrudge the prices - don't think you could go wrong here - we ate upstairs which was quite nice

Thank PaddyOKeefe
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and ambiance located in the heart of "old town" on St George's street. One of my favorite places to go. If you like traditional Cuban food with a local twist this place is for you!

Thank Brince68
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very good place to eat. My wife and I had eaten here on our anniversary a few times. I would say the food is very good. The drinks are on the pricey side. It is best to call for reservations. If you plan on eating here be sure you have a few hours to burn. If you... More 

Thank kerbous3165
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice, authentic feeling Spanish restaurant . Good was good service excellent, table-side preparation. Nice night out.

Thank Jay S

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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, 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint 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?