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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.
Clearwater, FL 33767
Spanish, Cuban, Latin / Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free parking in our parking lot.
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.
Columbia Restaurant - SandKey Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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