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About Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

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.

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

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," Filet Mignon "Columbia," & 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.

1241 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33767
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 596-8400

Website:
http://columbiarestaurant.com/

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. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, announced Caladesi Island State Park as having the best beach in America again in 2008.

Parking Details:
Free parking in our parking lot.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Although online reservations may not be available, we are still taking reservations through the restaurant.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings: $21.95 adults - $5.95 kids under 10. Our regular dinner menu is also available all day.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Open Christmas Eve, serving from our regular menu.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Christmas features include roasted pork or roast turkey. $22.95 adults - $5.95 kids under 10. Our regular dinner menu is also available all day.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Open New Year’s Eve, serving from our regular dinner menu.

Columbia Restaurant - SandKey Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (75)
Good for a Date (71)
Scenic View (62)
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Authentic (61)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Great for Outdoor Dining (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Tapas (47)
Worth the Drive (46)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Casual (33)
Romantic (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Fun (24)
Business Meals (23)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Spicy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined a day ago

Birthday
Surprised us w a song

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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was awesome. Food was fantastic as always (and portions are huge). Outside area was heated comfortably on the water.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Love this place. Can’t say enough. Grew up coming here over 28 years

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Took us right in at the time of our reservation. Noisy, so it was a bit difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Always the VERY best in dining, water view no matter where seated; Marilyn and Joe allI order, and Pina Clara!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointing. Cuban sandwich appeared to have been pre-made and reheated. Server tried to box up our food while we were still eating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We met up with some old friends and raved about the place. The server started off the experience poorly. Very poor attitude. He did get a little better towards the end of the meal. Usually we get great enthusiastic servers, not this time. We will be back because we love this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had to wait for our reserved table but it was worth the wait. The waiter was exceptional. Friendly and attentive. Salads and Gazzspacho were excellent. White Sangria Pitcher was tasty but a very small portion. The Spanish rice with seafood was pretty tasteless. Not impressed at all. The shrimp dish was good....not great, just good. The dessert special was large and very good. So a really mixed bag. Would I rush back, no!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waiter was excellent and the service was great. The tapas were delicious a bit disappointed with the main course. Sangria was good too.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Eric our server was magnificent, worked tirelessly to ensure that all was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The parking is horrible. Our food was semi cold and no taste. The food was not flavorful

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

All eight of us enjoyed our lunch this past Sunday. The food was delicious and our waiter Steffan was excellent. We'll be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Casual, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and service!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food and views! The waiter was prompt and courteous. Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tapas, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a wonderful experience. We bring our guests here for the authentic Tampa Bay atmosphere. Food and service are always great.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service we really enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good. Server was good ,food excellent, service wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was A-1; Danny took very good care of us. Perfect martini; my friend from NY enjoyed her birthday dinner here. Thanks!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Florida. The service is exceptional as is the food!!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, waterfront dining was very nice. Food and service were excellent, so much that we came back the following day. Highly recommended the sparkling Sangri and the 1905 Salad .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A Tampa tradition. The food was outstanding and our server Danny was so friendly and helpful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had dinner with out of town relatives. We all enjoyed dinner very much.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ate inside at Columbia Sunday night with a party of 6, and outside today (hotel is next door). Inside, I couldn't hear my friend at the far side of the table. Given it was his birthday, that was pretty disappointing for both of us. They need better sound dampening inside. Would not recommend for a larger party. Food, however, is great.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I always enjoy the Columbia! Thanks for making my Birthday special! Great food , great friends, great service!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at the Columbia on Saturday night! Food was incredible and the service was fantastic! 5 Star all the way!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was incredible. Excellent service. We were unfortunately seated directly beside a table of 10 drunk and obnoxious hens celebrating a birthday. It was disappointing because I was very much looking forward to a quiet romantic vacation dinner with my boyfriend. Towards the end of our meal they left and the manager was kind enough to comp our desserts (which were delicious). I would definitely go back with care to sit somewhere a little more quiet.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Friendly service and very nice ambience. Food was excellent and well prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My boyfriend and I just wanted to go out on a romantic date. We got there a bit later than our reservation time but the staff were very understanding. Everyone, was super friendly and courteous. Definitely plan on going back!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The appetizer as well as our entrees were excellent. We sat outside and had a wonderful view of the water. The table next to us was a bit too chatty, no fault of yours. The manager even stopped by, a most enjoyable experience

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Came here on recommendation by a friend and glad about it...really fantastic food - great flavors and combinations. Beautiful view on the water. Service was very professional although a bit slow but that was ok because we were not in a rush and were enjoying the experience. Will definitely fine here (or at another Columbia location) again.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and the flan was outstanding. Loved the atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a wonderful dinner! Excellent experience!

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Even for a Friday night, it was very loud. Our waiter Adam H, did not miss a beat and was on top of everything. The paella was still delicious even if the fish was a little over cooked. The sangria was awesome, but the hit of the night was the white chocolate bread pudding. I can’t wait to go back even if it is just for dessert

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cannelones de langosta were delicious. Not a place to go if you are watching cholesterol and carb intake, which I am but food irresistible. White sangria delicious also.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Was vacationing in the area and this restaurant was recommended by a friend. Fantastic meal and atmosphere. Would return to any of their facilities.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We love Columbia and eat there every time we're down in Clearwater Beach. The food is unique and tasty. The service is professional. The room is beautiful and they have a great water front deck. Cost is reasonable. Paella Valenciana is our favorite after tapas. And don't miss the 1905 salad.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great view outside!!! Scallops, empanadas, and house salad amazing! I got the pollo machengo it was really good! Dave our server was awesome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very good
The service was very good
The view was incredible
Recommend for a special occasion

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The family get together to celebrate a birthday was enjoyable to everyone. The meal, ambiance and service was outstanding. Always a great time!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing dining experience. Food was incredible and st a reasonable price.

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