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Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

4.6
4.6
7155 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Waterfront dining at its finest! Family-owned and operated for 115 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. 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. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties. Sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 596-8400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Alonzo

  • Private party contact

    Lee Michaud: (727) 596-8400

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the plaza parking lot. Complimentary valet parking available Weekdays at dinner as well as at lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Entertainment

    After your meal, stroll the boardwalk along the Intracoastal waterway behind The Columbia that connects to the Shoppes on Sand Key. Be sure to make time for a visit to Caladesi Island, home of the #1 Beach in North America.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Clearwater

    Best Ambiance

  • Clearwater

    Great for Lunch

  • Clearwater

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clearwater

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    It was a strange experience for us. It took forever for our waiter to get to our table. Finally got our drink order in, then it took forever for him to come back. When he did, he took our appetizer order and then just disappeared. 15 mins later, another waiter showed up and he was pretty awesome. Food took a long time though. And it’s really loud. With the money spent at this place, you would think a manager would come by and apologize for our waiter ghosting on us. I won’t go back to this restaurant, which is unfortunate because the food is really good. But the lack of attention and noise level means our money is better spent elsewhere.
  2. B

    Biguy

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had six people and everyone thought the food and service was great. We always make this a dinner stop whenever we’re in town
  3. J

    Jeremyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my birthday. The waitress was amazing. Knew a lot of history about the restaurant and the food. Try the famous salad, you won’t regret it. Made fresh in front of you. Had the filet mignon- was the best steak of my life. The rice and vegetables were delicious as well. We also had the stuffed crab grouper, it was amazing. Everything had a great flavor and cooked to temp. For desert we had the flan and cafe con Leche coffee. The flan was absolutely to die for. They put a candle in it and sang happy birthday, so sweet! The coffee came with steamed milk and was also a nice finish to our meal.
  4. BR

    BREES

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday . Mercy was great and so helpful
  5. JH

    JamesH

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Seat near window in bar. Loud ladies showed up. Good food and wine
  6. n

    nadae

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food all the time
  7. w

    wfsiii

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Columbia Restaurants are still one of our favorite dining destinations. This event represented their fourth location that we have visited, but our favorite remains St. Augustine. The food and service at each has been wonderful.
  8. NS

    NickyS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ... as always!! We love visiting this restaurant and it did not disappoint!
  9. RG

    RonG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and views. The staff was attentive.
  10. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Seated in the bar area, cramped and noisy. Service felt rushed and inattentive. But most importantly, food was very disappointing…didn’t live up to our expectations. Won’t be returning.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food.
  12. c

    charlesc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place to come and eat. Great ambiance, service, food options and quality as well as range of drinks. Can fully recommend
  13. CP

    ChristiP

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing. Our server, no so much.
  14. VH

    ValerieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two couples and everyone’s food and drink was wonderful.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge, our waiter was THE BEST!!
  16. TG

    TomG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and device were excellent as usual.
  17. DE

    DaleE

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding is accurate. Our service was outstanding a 10 of 10! Food was great. And the venue at Sand Key is great overlooking the intercoastal. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  18. GD

    GDGD

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Amazing view Outstanding experience Highly recommend
  19. C

    Cubs

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the server was very experienced and very friendly. We celebrated my birthday and they all came to sang which was very sweet. Food was great as it always is, no problems whatsoever. We continue to enjoy the Columbia.
  20. SH

    StevenH

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great place to take friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Food is always consistent and the service top notch.
  21. r

    ralphl

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food… we r Sunday customers most of the time
  22. S

    Steve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    When a reservation is made many days in advance and specifically requests outdoor seating, management should always notify the prospective patrons that there is no outdoor seating due to renovations of the covered deck. If we have known that there was no outdoor seating, we would not have selected this establishment, as it is way too noisy inside to have any type of normal conversation between four patrons. The front of the house is this establishment failed spectacularly - in addition, we also had to wait 20 minutes for a table - despite timely arriving for our reserved dining experience. Totally unacceptable, no matter what level the food and service is.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always
  24. r

    richard

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I enjoy the place and food and service is generally very good with one exception at the St. Augustine location had a very poor meal and service. Also the price point is high, but I accept that and go anyway. Thank you.
  25. S

    Shelley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal. Great tasting food and drinks.
  26. D

    Dawn

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Parker was fantastic! Knew the menu top to bottom
  27. K

    Klha

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Parker, was excellent! He was pleasant and very knowledgeable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Gabby was amazing. She was knowledgeable, attentive and really made our dining experience a pleasure. We had a table on the water, and the restaurant was fairly quiet so the ambiance was also nice. The food was as usual exceptional. We had all our favorites and the quality we have come to expect from the Columbia did not disappoint.
  29. R

    Russ

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The hostess was excellent and professional. The valet was good as well. The overall person who made it a decent experience was Bobby the waiter. The food was over cooked from the calamari and plantains to the Pollo Valenciana. It was disappointing. Although the 1905 salad is always a hit. The noise level was pretty high and at points I couldn’t hear the conversation with the other two people in my party.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, and service was great. The entrees took some time to come out, but we’re excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    1905 salad has gotten smaller even though we ordered and paid for extra. Must depend on the server
  32. AK

    AudreyK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Way too loud for fine dining. Food had little flavor and was overcooked!. All in all a big disappointment. We won’t be back
  33. CG

    ChrisG

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good staff, nice location. Always love the food at Columbia.
  34. CM

    CraigM

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Columbia is always great! The food and service were incredible. Definitely did not disappoint.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish our evening was impeccable. Our server Arman was super professional and an awesome waiter. The view was beautiful overlooking the bay. Trying the 1905 salad is a MUST! The food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. Next time we are here on vacation we will definitely be back
  36. KV

    KeylaV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family visited for my birthday and it was very much worth it. Food is delicious.
  37. R

    Reet

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jose was very knowledgeable about the menu. He made several suggestions , which were all excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxing. We will definitely return!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Maria, our server was exceptional. The food was good the margarita was great. The sangria was okay.
  39. AT

    AlfredT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My food was excellent my wife rice was over cooked but all over excellent
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome everything! Definitely be back

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 - SandKey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 596-8400.

Columbia Restaurant - SandKey is rated 4.6 stars by 7155 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 26 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the plaza parking lot. Complimentary valet parking available Weekdays at dinner as well as at lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Alonzo

  • Entertainment

    After your meal, stroll the boardwalk along the Intracoastal waterway behind The Columbia that connects to the Shoppes on Sand Key. Be sure to make time for a visit to Caladesi Island, home of the #1 Beach in North America.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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