Columbia Restaurant

11 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
75% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
649 Front Street
Celebration, FL 34747

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Celiac

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This place was fantastic. service was pretty good but the food. WOW! They highlight the menu to indicate what they can make GF. Really happy with everything and 6 out of my party of 9 were gf and loved the food. They made it easy and no one was sick! Would go back next time we are in town!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have celiac and soy allergy. While I didnt have many options I had the 1905 salad and did just olive oil as they use Worcester sauce in their dressing. I had to run to the bathroom several times before we left lunch so I think my salad was contaminated with wheat or the ham n cheese wasnt gf.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great meal! Easy to understand menu. Informed staff. Great place to celebrate!! Nelson was our server and he was wonderful. Been to every location and live Celebration.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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I’ve had luck with the 1905 salad made at the table. I let them know Celiac up front and decline the bread and have always been good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I’ve had dinner here about three times and never got sick. I was told to order food from the gf menu that was cooked in a separate casserole. The food is excellent and I’ve never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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A truly disappointing experience. Went here a week ago for lunch and got sick. Had the infamous 1905 salad with no cheese. It was so overdressed and was like soup on the plate. Lettuce didn’t taste fresh. I asked the manager if we could make a substitution and get roasted vegetables with my main meal. I’m not a chef but it looked like a child cut the vegetables. The majority of the veggies were raw, plate was not appetizing and meat had no flavor. The service was slow, waiter not very knowledgeable and food not good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They do have a GF menu with many options however the food is DISGUSTING. Tried white sangria it was ok but bitter, 2/5 stars. Shared a white asparagus salad but the asparagus had been sitting in oil so long it was itself becoming a liquid like a rotting vegetable. Lastly we had fish paella. The various types of fish was chewy, the vegetables were clearly canned and not fresh Nothing we had indicated this restaurant uses fresh vegetables Everything seemed like something premade or frozen. Very disappointing.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great selection on the gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gf menu with extensive choices

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Some of the worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. Had the filet mignon and 1905 salad and got glutened. Both items were on the gluten free list and made sure to tell them I had Celiac. It even came out on a special plate. Still got cross contaminated somehow. I would avoid if Celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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This a historical restaurant that you need to eat at if you are in the area! The waiter was very knowledgeable about celiac disease and they have a separate gluten free menu!! The food was delicious and even had dessert!! The place it self is beautiful inside!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Had high hopes for this place, based on previous reviews. Arrived for lunch on a hot day in a nice, red white and blue, USA tank top, and asked for outside seating. Was told that tank tops are not permitted even though there were plenty of women in sleeveless, backless tops, and even half shirts. To their credit, they did provide me with one of their t-shirts, which I had to put on over my existing shirt, and it made me even hotter than I already was.

I asked if the sangria was gluten free, and was told "no". I then asked if the Margarita Pepito was gluten free, and again was told "no". Mind you, both times the waiter had to go back and ask, because he wasn't sure, so just getting answers to that took about 10 minutes. When I asked about another drink, I was told the only option I had was Tito's, and that's it — in their entire bar. I got a ginger ale. My wife got the sangria and wasn't impressed.

I ordered Gambas “Al Ajillo” for an app and it was 5 extremely tiny shrimp drowned in a very pungent oil. I absolutely love spicy and flavorful food, but it was just overkill and not worth $14 by any stretch of the imagination. My suggestion would be to serve extra-large to jumbo shrimp in the same oil to have a more balanced overall taste and justify the cost.

For the main course I had Paella “Española”. It was a hearty sized portion of food, but once again it was just overkill on the flavor. Way too rich to the point where it was hard to get it all down.

IMO the chef here needs to learn the art of letting the basic taste of the food shine through the flavoring.

The service was great with the exception of our waiter not knowing off-hand what is and isn't gluten free, when it came to gluten free drink options (which again were non-existent except for Tito's).

Unfortunately the food just didn't live up to the hype, and the tank top rule is rather odd given how casually everyone there was dressed (beach garb).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

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Have eaten at two locations and both have been very safe and delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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AMAZING experience. There is an entire allergen menu that is huge and lists many allergens (lactose, peanuts, gluten, shellfish) as well as gluten free cocktail menu. My entree even came on a designated allergy blue plate so I knew it was prepared separately. Wish I could have gone there every night!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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