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The Columbia Restaurant - a Florida tradition since 1905.

One of the most picturesque dining spots on the downtown Tampa waterfront, the cafe has indoor and outdoor seating overlooking Garrison Channel separating downtown from Harbour Island. The cafe serves the most popular dishes from the restaurant's flagship in Ybor City, including the Original "1905 Salad" and chicken and yellow rice. The cafe also serves cocktails, beer and wine, including the Spanish cava sangria made tableside. Tampa Bay Times

Enjoy waterfront drinks, tapas and Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad® at the Columbia Café on the Riverwalk, next to Amalie Arena in Tampa. Celebrate the weekend with live music every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon on our waterfront, outdoor terrace. The Columbia Café is open from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily.

If you are out on the water enjoying a day of boating, we invite you to dock at Garrison Channel outside the Tampa Bay History Center at one of 8 new tie-ups. Docking rates / information below.

We offer a full bar, and serve lunch and dinner daily with an outdoor, waterfront terrace on the Riverwalk and waterfront indoor tables and bar seating. Guests can dine at a scaled down version of the original mahogany bar at Columbia Ybor City,(Florida's Oldest Restaurant) built over a century ago in 1905 by the Brunswick Company.

Our menu has been chosen to reflect some of the traditional Spanish and Cuban dishes that have made our family restaurant famous for over 100 years.

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The Columbia Café Tampa is located at the Tampa Bay History Center on the Riverwalk, next to the Tampa Bay Times Forum. We are within walking distance from the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown, The Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Convention Center.

For more information about the Tampa Bay History Center, please click here.

Columbia Café Address:
801 Old Water Street #1905
Tampa, Florida 33602



11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Serving Lunch & Dinner daily, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men.
Full Bar
Live Music Every Saturday Night and Sunday afternoon
Children's Menu
Banquet space available.
Takeout: Our lunch and dinner menu items are also available for takeout. Please call 813-229-5511 to place your order, and for pick-up details.

Boat Docks at Tampa Bay History Center / Columbia Café on The Riverwalk

  • 8 tie-ups
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Paybox on the dock to pay on the honor system
  • Docks monitored hourly

Docking Rates

Short Term
$2.00 per hour – up to 10 hours

Long Term
$1.00 per ft. per day – Minimum $25.00
Maximum Stay: 72 Hours

Boat Dock Day Phone:
813-259-1604 or 813-274-8615

Boat Dock After Hours Phone:
813-931-2167 or 813-931-2168

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