Columbia Restaurant

Sand Key

Columbia Restaurant

1241 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.

Open Daily 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Serving lunch & dinner daily.
Open 365 days of the year.

Sand Key, Clearwater Beach

The Columbia Restaurant- A Florida Tradition Since 1905.

  • Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award of Excellence
  • Named One of America’s Most Historic Restaurants by USA Today    
  • Golden Spoon: One of the Top 25 Restaurants in FloridaFlorida Trend
  • Best of Award of Excellence for Spectacular Wine List SelectionWine Spectator
  • "If you cherish your palate, visit the Columbia.”Southern Living
  • “The Cuban sandwiches are melty masterpieces, the '1905' Salad, a citywide obsession.” – “Every Day with Rachael Ray”
  • All-American Icon and Fine Dining Hall of Fame – Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and Largest Spanish Restaurant in the World – Florida House Resolution 9013
  • Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant – Southern Living
  • "What I enjoyed most was dining at the Columbia Restaurant (Sand Key), a branch of the famous Cuban original in Tampa's Ybor City. Give me Spanish bean soup with chorizos and garbanzos, and boliche with platanos and yellow rice, and I'm a happy beacher.” –The Miami Herald

About This Location

Waterfront views from our inside dining rooms or outdoor deck and award-winning Spanish-Cuban cuisine are the specials at the Columbia on Clearwater Beach's Sand Key.

Whether you choose a table looking out to the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Mediterranean dining room, or experience the casual atmosphere from our outdoor deck, you can enjoy the Spanish-Cuban cuisine that has consistently been voted the Tampa Bay area’s favorite. Here you can enjoy a taste of fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, along with century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Snapper "Alicante," Pompano en Papillot and Filet Mignon "Chacho.”

Click here to learn more about hosting a group or catered event at this Sand Key, Clearwater Beach Location. 

Visit Our Gift Shop

We invite you to visit our on-site gift shop for a selection of unique gifts, fine cigars and accessories. And don't forget to take home "A Taste of the Columbia" with our World Famous "1905"® Salad Dressing, sangria mix, Cuban and American roast coffee, hot sauce and Columbia seasoning. You'll also find a wide variety of unique hand-made and hand-painted ceramic pieces imported from Spain. You can also visit our shop online.


Click here to learn more about hosting a group or catered event at this Sand Key, Clearwater Beach Location. 

Visit Clearwater

Sand Key is well known for shelling on the beach and fishing on the jetty. The white sandy beaches are lined by sea oats and Florida pine trees. This is a great place to bask in the sun, walk the miles of beach or sit and watch a fantastic sunset.

From sunrise to sunset, the Gulf Beaches have a lot to offer visitors of all ages. There are 28 miles of the whitest beaches for any type of water sports you can imagine; swimming, shelling, sun bathing, or beach volleyball. There are also many boating adventures to explore, including deep-sea fishing, dolphin watches, snorkeling excursions, canoeing and parasailing.

When you finish with your meal, take a walk along the boardwalk that surrounds the waterfront, connecting the Columbia with the Shoppes on Sand Key. For more information on Clearwater and the surrounding areas, go to