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Columbia rolls back prices on annual “1905 Day”

Posted Sep 6, 2012 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Sep 13, 2012 at 04:03 PM


On Sunday, Sept. 16, Columbia Restaurants will roll back their prices for “1905 Day.”

This year will be the 107th anniversary of Florida’s oldest restaurant, owned and operated by fourth and fifth generation founding family members.

For the past 30 years or so, “1905 Day” has been celebrated with a special menu with the prices of yesteryear for one day only.

Tampa Bay area locations include The Columbia Ybor City, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Sand Key on Clearwater Beach. 

From noon until 7 p.m., guests will enjoy the restaurant’s Spanish cuisine for the prices they might have paid back when the restaurant first opened.

Menu items will include:

• Chicken & Yellow Rice “Ybor”  - $2.95
• Boliche (eye round of beef) - $2.95
• Merluza “Russian Style” - $2.95
• Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad - $1.95
• Spanish Bean or Cuban Black Bean Soup:  cup – .50 cents or bowl .75 cents  
• Sangria:  glass - $.95 cents or pitcher - $4.95
• Flan - $.50 cents
• Coffee - $.05 cents

On “1905 Day” reservations are not accepted, and take-out items are not available.

The annual event is very popular and lines can get long to be seated, so keep that in mind when planning to attend.

The Columbia Café at the Tampa Bay History Center and The Columbia Restaurant Café at Tampa International Airport will not be offering the “1905 Day” menu, but will be open and serving from their regular menu.

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