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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL
Columbia Restaurant - Celebration, Celebration, FL

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.8
4.8
7809 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the dining room.

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties.

Don't miss the Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared with our delicious, freshly made dressing, a 100-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 outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cuban
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 566-1505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505
  • Neighborhood
    Celebration
  • Cross street
    Front St. & Sycamore St.
  • Parking details
    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

7,809 Reviews
  1. Dyoung

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible dinning experience. From the server to the food, everything was perfect. I had dinned with you before, but my 3 friends had not. The staff at Columbia, made me look like a genius.

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  2. Francesco1

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food and knowledgeable waiters. To the management: don’t change a thing! A winning formula!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Colombia is always a fantastic experience. Great food and our server was terrific.

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  4. LulaMoormanLuck

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server Steven was so attentive, listened and made the experience awesome! I love, love this restaurant with each FL visit!

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  5. JimmyK

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as always! I love the 1905 salad

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service. Delicious food and drinks. Key lime pie was outstanding!

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  7. BonnieC

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was excellent ; food, ambiance, service.

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  8. DeepaK

    Pittsburgh

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed my Huckleberry Martini, my husband enjoyed Manhattan.Stuffed mushrooms and garlic shrimp were very good. Crab cakes are ok, certainly not lump crab meat. Shrimp and yellow are was very good as well. Bread pudding was good, quite different from New Orlean’s version. Overall good service, good drinks and good meal.

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  9. Smurf

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    John is excellent server. Always enjoy table prepared sangria. Great bread service. Always take home white chocolate bread pudding.

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  10. Susan

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Always a great experience. We had the sangria made table side, salad made table side - always such a nice touch. Everything classy. Everything g excellent.

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  11. Marge

    Orlando

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Gazpacho was disappointing. Everything else was very good.

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  12. LarryF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent with a wide variety to select from. Our server was one of the best we have ever had! This is the third Columbia location we have eaten at. We would and have recommended this restaurant to many people. Our Server’s name is Annia…

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal and dining experience we’ve had during our trip! We will be returning! 

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine, great food, great service. We both ordered fish - My wife had the pompano and I had the Snapper. Both were cooked to perfection. It’s our favorite restaurant in Celebration FL.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The server was good, but the food and restaurant wasn't. The same food that I order in St. Augustine and used to order at a former location doesn't taste half as good and the look of this restaurant compared to St. Augustine's and even the one that closed in Palm Beach, SMH, no comparison.

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  16. BirthdayBoy

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a favorite when in the Orlando area and any other city that has a Columbia Restaurant. The grouper stuffed with crabmeat is outstanding! The Sangria made at tableside is wonderful! Service is excellent. Unfortunately we didn’t have room for dessert.

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  17. ArtF

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely diner and atmosphere. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  18. Gma3

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful location, be sure to eat outside and enjoy the view

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    No fue lo que esperaba , dice ser un restaurante de comida española y su menú es gastronomía cubana No tienen los mismos menús que las otras locaciones

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  20. RonaldF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 1905 salad is out of the world delicious. Service was excellent. I highly recommended this restaurant if you are looking for an excellent alto the usuall.

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  21. Angie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious! I love all of the paintings they have around the restaurant along with the decor. The server was great as well. We will be back and enjoy it again.

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  22. GwenD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Columbia at Celebration is one of our family's favorite restaurants. The building itself is lovely, with lots of historical pictures and decorations. The restaurant is elegant, with linen tablecloths and napkins-but people can dress informally as would be expected in a tourist area. The servers are excellent in every respect-knowledgable about the menu, attentive throughout the meal for whatever is needed, and they are always friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and we enjoy trying different dishes, as we were not familiar with Spanish food. But everything we have tried is delicious. We recommend the Columbia highly. 😊

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Columbia. The food is exceptional and the service is great. I only wish it was closer. It’s worth the 1 1/2 hour drive to eat there.

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  24. deann

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must restaurant experience. The food is excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The signature salad is fantastic. Definitely worth the 3hr. drive. Good service, beautiful day to sit outside. Could we have asked for more?

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a favorite for me. Love their salads, beans, and fish! Sangria is good, but not for the faint of pocketbook.

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  27. CarolC

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we have eaten at the Columbia Restaurants for many years I decided to check out the reviews before our reservation. Someone was raving about the Spanish bean soap so we tried it and loved it! You can never go wrong with the 1905 salad, Sangria, coffee con leche and flan! I branched out from my usual Palomilla steak and thoroughly enjoyed the Salmon St Yago.

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  28. JimF

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal at a fair price with excellent service. The salad prepared tableside is fantastic. We will be back!

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  29. CynthiaV

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meals...Paella, Snapper Alicante, Cannelloni Langastinos! Plus, of course, we all enjoyed the 1905 Salad!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We ordered salad and soup which came timely but then we sat with dirty dishes and no second drink offered for an hour and when the food came it was so dry and not good at all. We enjoyed the soup and salad but the long wait on a second drink and the dinner was bad.

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  31. Radnet07

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to celebrate a birthday! Great food and service!! Beautiful decor and fun wait staff that are engaging. Pet friendly dinning with outdoor seating. Love this place!

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  32. CaWD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome and the staff were attentive and helpful. We're normally disappointed in restaurant sangria but the sangria was wonderful at the Columbia. The Cuban was an experience and the traditional 1905 salad was delicious! We'll be back!

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  33. Tkeg

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and professional. Atmosphere is great outside, especially the outdoor seating. The food was delicious and the calamari was the best I’ve eaten.

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  34. ChuckS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely, hands down the best food I have ever had. The bean soup is an excellent starter to go with the warm bread. The lobster, crab and scallop cannelloni is absolutely delicious!! I very rarely use two exclamation points at the end of a food sentence, but this dish requires it. I come all the way from Maryland (home of some great seafood dishes) to have this seafood cannelloni so that should tell you how good it really is. If you haven't tried The Columbia Restaurant, you are denying yourself some of the most guilty pleasures on earth. Oh, and if you don't get the bread pudding, you really don't know what you're missing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but not over the top. Excellent service (Maria) and great ordering flexibility with entre sharing if desired. Good lively atmosphere and deserving another vidit.

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  36. BenS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I first tried the one in Sarasota. Was so happy to hear there is one closer to home in Celebration. Everything was just as outstanding. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants of all time!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service as always. Prices high but good predictable quality. Bathrooms however were not clean and only one stall had toilet paper / very disappointing.

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  38. DAR1

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the meal was great. I would definitely recommend the 1905 salad. The paella was great. The calamari was very tasty and not overly cooked.

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  39. RobT

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not as great as usual but it was president’s day and extra busy. Service was a little shaky but again it was sincerely busy so it was easy to get lost in the shuffle (everyone makes mistakes at some point). Overall still a very enjoyable experience.

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  40. RichardN

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great in every way! Server/bartender Ricky was the best! He was patient, helpful and attentive! Thanks Ricky!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.8 stars by 7809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front St. & Sycamore St.
  • Neighborhood
    Celebration
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cuban
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 566-1505
  • Private party facilities
    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505
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