Outdoor Dining, Restaurants near Amalie Arena, Waterfront Dining, Restaurants near Cruise Port: The Columbia Cafe is a picturesque dining spot located at the Tampa Bay History Center on the downtown waterfront overlooking Garrison Channel and the Riverwalk. The Cafe is part of the Columbia Restaurant Group with the original Columbia Restaurant, which opened in 1905, located in Ybor City. The decor is Spanish-inspired and both indoor and outdoor seating is offered. Menu options include some of the most popular dishes from the Ybor City restaurant including the original "1905 Salad" and a good selection of tapas. The cafe is open for lunch and dinner with live music every weekend. Public boat docks are available if you're arriving by boat.
Local Expert Skye Rodgers Says:
Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Adjacent to the Tampa Bay History Center, the Columbia Cafe offers outdoor dining overlooking Garrison Channel and Harbor Island.
Best for Restaurants near Amalie Arena Because: Located across the street from Amalie Arena, the Columbia Cafe provides visitors an authentic taste of Tampa.
Best for Waterfront Dining Because: This waterside version of Tampa's famous Columbia Restaurant features the same great food and downtown water views.
Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: The popular downtown edition of Tampa's famous Columbia Restaurant, Columbia Café is located a few minutes' walk from the Port of Tampa.
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