649 Front Street Celebration 407-566-1505 Website Looking for a sense of place? Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., the Columbia Restaurant is Florida's oldest restaurant, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. The Columbia Restaurant was founded in 1905 and is Florida's oldest restaurant. Locations include the flagship restaurant in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, the historic District in St. Augustine, The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida's town of Celebration, the Columbia Café on the Riverwalk in Tampa. All Columbia locations are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of the founding family. And menus are the same at all restaurants.
Ed Sackett, Orlando Sentinel
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