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Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

4.6
2822 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 596-8400
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Take your Valentine to Spain! Regular menu available along with special features.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2822 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLisaE (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Columbia is a regular stop when we are here in Largo. Love it!!

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Kdurant508 (Tampa)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great job and service

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Gail (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic! Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable about the menu. Also the atmosphere and decor of restaurant was very appealing. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Any Columbia is always a good choice. This was our first time at this location and it was great. They do such a good job with service and the food. The view of the water is nice too.

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SteveH (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

This was our 2nd visit to a Columbia restaurant, the 1st being in Ybor City several years ago. We were extremely pleased with the family friendly environment and cultural feel of the restaurant, and the food was excellent! Our server was gracious, engaged, and most helpful. We were very pleased with the server's recommendation of the Croquetas de Langosta as an appetizer, followed by entrees of Veal “La Reina Isabella” and Palomilla. All were excellently prepared and pleasing to the tongue. The wine and mixed drink recommendations were also a great match to our food. The food service was well-timed, with adequate spacing to enjoy the bread, appetizers, and main course. I highly recommend Columbia Restaurants. It is not a chain, but a family-owned, passionately run, small group of wonderful restaurants!

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IRob (Yorkshire)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and food as good as usual. Well looked after and had a great evening

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Azliz (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great food, extensive menu with something for everyone. Very attentive service. The only downside is the noise level. This is not a place for quiet conversation.

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LarInPhilly (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

We go there often, perhaps once a week when we are here for the winter (3 to 5 months). Good food which is hard to find in Florida with all the fried/breaded seafood restaurants.

They make a great mojito at the bar, not as good when it is table service for some reason, but still good. They have their own line of wines -- inexpensive and good.

Usually their servers are quite good. This occasion, he was inexperienced and we often had times he went away to get something (a soup spoon, a glass of wine, others) and didn't return for a surprisingly long time considering they weren't so busy.

Be sure when reserving through OpenTable to ask the maitre d' to confirm the OpenTable reservation. I've been surprised several times when the next day the status was "Cancelled."

They get quite busy in February and March at the height of the tourist season so be sure to make a reservation.

The valet gets backed up when they are busy so just allow an extra 5 minutes for that before your res.

Despite the above cautions, we heartily recommend Columbia as one of the best restaurants in this area.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding meals. The server Juan was very good at making suggestions. The table side sangria was amazing definitely need to go here again. We had stuffed grouper, paella and flan. All highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

The service is always over the top. Best wait staff in the industry.
Love the bread, 1905 Salad and bean soup.
Too many menu options.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(727) 596-8400
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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.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Although online reservations may not be available, we are still taking reservations through the restaurant.