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Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine

4.6
4.6
10885 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 Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside 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 in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains.

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 125 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily Lunch: Monday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-3341

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From groups of 10-72 we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private dining areas to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner, celebration of life or wedding reception.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (833) 441-1520

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Parking details

    Free Parking while dining at The Columbia in the parking lot on Spanish Street adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, and home to the Columbia Restaurant of St. Augustine, located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Street, surrounded by shops and attractions. The Columbia is located within walking distance of several historic landmarks including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (the oldest masonry fort in the United States), the Spanish Quarter, Flagler College, and Casa Monica. There are many museums to see, including the Museum of Weapons and Early American History and the Old Florida Museum.

  • Additional

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

What 10,885 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Most Booked

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Special Occasion

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente sitio, comida y atención
  2. 2

    2foodies

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent 👌
  3. KQ

    KimberlyQ

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was SO good! Our reservation was for 8:30 pm, but we got there around 8:00. We were able to be seated right away. Dinner was pricey, but not over the top expensive. We don't mind paying more for a high quality meal. We wouldn't hesitate to return for another date night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always our go to in St. Augustine!! I personally like the lunch menu better than the dinner menu. Luckily the salad is on both but the meatloaf sandwich is not.
  5. DK

    DanaK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, good service. Will definitely return.
  6. LP

    LeslieP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was generous and delicious. We hadn’t been in about 25 years. We won’t wait so long next time!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great!
  8. EJ

    EddieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.
  9. F

    Foodie

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good. The service was good. You definitely need a reservation if not the wait is like 2 hours. Mid day they are full for the day.
  10. MD

    MDKievit

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant and has great service. The bread and butter are the best we have ever eaten. The food is great and worth visiting over and over.
  11. DR

    DaleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was a tremendous server and the epitome of GREAT hospitality. The food was spectacular too!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing the service was a little slow but still totally worth it.
  13. SB

    StephenieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always love the 1905 salad. Great place to celebrate with friends and family.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We waited an hour and 15 to receive our food … the waitress was great but the kitchen was very behind. It was a special dinner and was very disappointed in the time we sat waiting for food
  15. DU

    DeborahU

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love going to new places. Columbia didn't disappoint. The food was good, the wine was better than expected for house wine, our server was overwhelmed, but didn't break stride. We have added a restaurant option to our list of options when we go to dinner in St Augustine. The restaurant is beautiful inside. The noise level was a little loud due to simple acoustics within the structure.
  16. L

    Lillian

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday
  17. W

    Wendy

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the tomato salad with 1905 dressing and chicken croquettes!
  18. EA

    EveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciosa comida y excelente atencion. Disfrutamos con mi padre del ambiente ameno. Gracias
  19. O

    Outfield

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food paella, the famous salad was the best I’ve ever had.
  20. K

    Katie

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always visit the Columbia when we stay in St.Augustine. This year we celebrated our 50th anniversary there. It was better than it’s ever been…PERFECTION! Our server was Gina and she made our experience even more special! If you’ve never been, I would highly recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Interesting food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. My family and I enjoyed it and had a great time. Most of our food was delicious, two of us had dry chicken but the rest was delicious including the Cuban bread and butter that was given to each person! Recommend trying it!
  22. n

    niceday

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great... now when it is so difficult to find people who want to work it was a pleasure to have a nice lunch with family with great service.. nice to pick up a few things in the store attached.. have use a few of the goods sold in cooking at home. (and prices are ok too)
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t play it safe, try the specials and their classic dishes!
  24. PQ

    PeteQ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat there every time we go to St. Augustine. 1905 salad with shrimp is the best!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, delicious food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything as usual.
  27. GR

    GreggR

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, great dishes, and exceptional preparation.
  28. ZE

    ZachE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. We made a reservation for our anniversary. We arrived early and were able to get a table. They sat us in a perfect location. The design and decor of the restaurant were excellent. Our server, Jonah, was great! He knew the menu well and gave us a good recommendation based on what we were looking for. The food was excellent and well prepared. Ovearll, it was a great experience!
  29. SU

    SUZANNEG

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hostess Flora and waiter Carlos are phenomenal! I hope you know what an asset they are to your business Columbia? Thanks again for a wonderful meal!
  30. MC

    MannyC

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Awesome Spanish restaurant with a few Cuban traditional plates, although not traditional recipes. Specifically, the ‘boliche’ had gravy sauce without olives or pimentos. The sides were white rice but black beans were a la carte? Only 2 maduros per order. Most restaurants you get more than 3-4. Ordered side of tostones, however, they’re not on the menu. Otherwise good experience.
  31. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful full menu, excellent sangria, and great service and atmosphere.
  32. g

    garyd

    Savannah

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    If you have never tried Columbia you are missing a treat. Great food, cocktails and awesome service.
  33. SZ

    SusanZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and a historic ambiance. Delightful place to take a break from sightseeing.
  34. t

    timeout

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was served hot, delicious and by excellent servers!
  35. R

    Russ

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their unique menu is filled with terrific choices. All of which provide a great meal. Server was excellent!
  36. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for family style dining. The staff was very friendly. The food was sumptuous.
  37. CM

    ChuckM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Reservation made for 7:30 PM thru Open Table. Seated 20 minutes late. Probably because of being short staffed. Sarah was our server and was excellent! Food was very good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service, and experience!
  39. OC

    OlinC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Carrots were good…green beans were “tough”, no flavor (6-27-2022)…pompano fish didn’t taste fresh. Good waitress…entrees were slow in arriving. This was the first time dining at Columbia Restaurant that we ever had a negative experience.🙃
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Reservation was at 7 and we were not seated until 7:20. We were sat in the indoor patio area. Certainly not the cloth tablecloth that you see in photos. Waitress was kind and worked but it was in the weeds.

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 - St. Augustine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 824-3341.

Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine is rated 4.6 stars by 10885 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 125 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine

98 St. George Street St. Augustine, FL 32084

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily Lunch: Monday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking while dining at The Columbia in the parking lot on Spanish Street adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, and home to the Columbia Restaurant of St. Augustine, located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Street, surrounded by shops and attractions. The Columbia is located within walking distance of several historic landmarks including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (the oldest masonry fort in the United States), the Spanish Quarter, Flagler College, and Casa Monica. There are many museums to see, including the Museum of Weapons and Early American History and the Old Florida Museum.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-3341

  • Private party facilities

    From groups of 10-72 we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private dining areas to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner, celebration of life or wedding reception.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (833) 441-1520

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