Columbia Restaurant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 8 ratings

1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

(727) 596-8400
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    4 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    Good food. Separate GF menu that was horribly written. It was in no particular order. Appetizers mixed in with deserts and entrees. I had never had Spanish food before and had no idea what I could safely order until Fred our waiter came over and saw my frustration and sat down and pointed out everything on the regular menu that was safe. Delicious food but they need to update their menu.

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    5 ratingOctober 14, 2016

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing experience from walking into the restaurant, service, food, and ambience. We sat out side and it was so pretty. We had the chorizo stuffed mushrooms, 1905 salad, and mahi mahi varadero. Edgar was our server and was very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    This is a MUST for me every year on vacation. :) Vegetarian Paella...yum. I ate my leftovers for dinner later that day and they were still yummy!

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2013

    Shrimp Criollo, Sangria, and flan were all great

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2013

    Not only were they accommodating, but it was the most delicious meal out I've had in a year. When everyone received bread as a starter, the waitress brought out plantain chips. The Mahi Mahi was awesome and so was the view. My only wish is that if it wasn't so loud. Portions are huge and I only ate half, which made for a great lunch the next day.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2012

    Excellent food. Pricey.

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2016

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Great! So many choices of different very traditional dishes. Everything was great. The decor is really beautiful as well.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2016

    2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

    Full disclosure... Celiac friendly Columbia Restaurant Chef Al Johnson is my husband. Before we were married in 2015 and one of the many reasons I love him... He is Very knowledgable of gluten and food allergies so if you give him the right info and the chance he will do his best to make you a delicious meal and keep you safe too! Not everyone understands the seriousness of Celiac Disease and how harmful gluten can be for us but... he does for sure and works to educate his team. Every kitchen in every restaurant is open to risk of cc yet... he hasn't made me sick once in three years - 2013 to 2016 - at our many visits to the Columbia Ybor or at home here in Tampa.

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2016

    649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

    Gf menu with extensive choices

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Always a great place with plenty of options. I recommend the 1905 salad and black bean soup.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    So far so good, gluten free menu. The gluten free was a plus. I will let you know in 3 hours if it work or not. No updates means it worked.

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

    gluten free menu items are listed on a separate menu. wonderful food, no issues.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

    Lots of GF options. We eat at several of their locations safely. Last time I had lunch at Ybor location, Chef prepared my meal personally, and said he had a family member w/ Celiac. I love the Columbia brand of restaurants, I always know I will get good service and a quality, safe meal. Recently we have eaten at the Ybor location in Tampa, the Sarasota location, and the location on the water over in Pinellas County. All excellent.

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2016

    2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

    First time here food is amazing.

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    2 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    While the gluten free options were fine for my wife, my experience was not good. I ordered a filet minion and it was flavorless and came with green beans that were basically raw and a few sliced potatoes. Not worth the money for what I got. Also, I asked for a nice table and would not consider what I got to be nice. Very disappointed.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Lots to choose from on separate menu. Only had salad and appetizers but will go to one closer to home now that I know how much they have available!

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    1 ratingFebruary 18, 2016

    649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

    Menu Changed 2 weeks ago. Last time I got glutened. Last visit was on 02/13/16.

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2016

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Server and staff were knowledgeable and my two sons who are both extremely picky eaters devoured their meals. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys spanish/cuban inspired foods not only GF diners.

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2015

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Great gluten free selections and a separate gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2015

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    GF Menu available. Excellent food.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2015

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Excellent food and service. We got the paella vegetaria and it was delicious! Ceasar salads and the eggplant were phenomenal too! Great place highly suggest it.

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    4 ratingJune 05, 2015

    649 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747

    We love the Columbia restaurants & they were so good with a Gluten-free menu.

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2015

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    The Columbia has become our family's favorite when in or near Sarasota/Tampa! The St Armand's Circle location is so cozy and the staff (Wait staff & Chefs) are very knowledgable on ingredients and food prep- it makes for a great, worry free experience. Caution to the non GF diners in the family- trying to eat a loaf of their amazing Cuban loaves will get you some serious stink eye from the rest of the table! :) great tapas menu and their menu is really a great read. Also, we stock up on their 'Columbia Hot Sauce' from the gift shop so we can daydream about our next visit when we are back in Ohio. Really- it's that good. Enjoy!

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    5 ratingMay 02, 2014

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Ask for GF menu. It is not alphabetized or organized by category: appetizers, main courses, desserts - just a random list without descriptions of the food items, so it's confusing to sort out. Ask for plantains instead of bread items.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2014

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    They have a separate gluten and nut allergy menu that lists all foods containing gluten, and a separate section listing food that contains nuts. I ordered paella and had no issues, and my server was very knowledgeable. I would eat here again.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2013

    98 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    I eat there regularly, never had a problem. They always go the extra mile to ensure my food is prepared in a safe manner.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2013

    411 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Great variety for those who are gluten free

Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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