But this last experience with this particular restaurant location in Clearwater, FL did NOT meet my expectations. I placed an order for pick up for the first time for 3 adults.
The original salads did not disappoint, nor did the Snapper Adelina, Chicken Matches, or the Mamas Mango Cheesecake. The Grouper Jimmy was absolutely awful! The grouper was not cooked all the way and there was a lump of dry crab meat on top.
We also ordered the white chocolate bread pudding and it was not good...very dry. Of course the Grouper Jimmy and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding were a favorite of mine in the past, and I was the one that ordered both of those.
When you spend $135.00 on food, you expect all the items to be cooked properly & be very tasty. The girl that answered the phone when I called to place my order was very friendly and polite. He also did not have a good experience with the pick up order process.
He waited over 30 minutes to get our food and have his credit card returned to him. We try to give local restaurants our business during this pandemic. Don’t waste your time with take out unless you want to examine and taste everything BEFORE you leave the restaurant.
At any time your meal disappoints, either at the restaurant or with takeout, please let a manager know. We're sharing your comments with our corporate team so that they may improve training.
The team did a wonderful job with safety and cleaning protocols. We're doing all we can to keep our guests and our staff safe while providing the unique Columbia Restaurant experience.
Colombia Restaurant has so much to offer beyond their delicious food. The atmosphere is beautiful and there are family photos and history all over the walls.
Sounds like a great meal for you, Samuel! When vacationing in Clearwater, we make sure to dine at the Columbia at least a couple of times.
Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Went to dinner with friends and had a table on the deck overlooking the water.
A Florida fishing boat captain caught a surprise encounter on video when he witnessed a 500-pound Goliath grouper swallow and spit out a reef shark last week. Wheeler caught the whole thing on camera from aboard his boat, he told Newsweek on Thursday.
Wheeler said he was approximately 20 miles offshore when he saw a grouper glide up and attempt to swallow the reef shark. In the video, the grouper was seen taking the shark under the boat, bending the fishing line, while people could be heard saying “Oh, my God” in the background.
They look for any kind of easy food source, so if they think they can swallow a big fish they'll eat it,” said Wheeler. The moment a Florida man captured a Goliath grouper, which are known to eat small sharks, has been immortalized on YouTube.
“Josh and Dr. Robert Borneo headed offshore to a shallow water wreck on the east coast of Florida. Josh started off playing with a large congregation of monster bull sharks,” the description read.
Josh started playing with the groupers and a monster Goliath attacked the bonito on the rope (probably over 500lbs)!” he wrote. “They were once so overfished in the southeastern United States, they were considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act,” according to NOAA.
They’re found in shallow tropical waters near coral reefs, and its range extends from the Florida Keys to the Gulf of Mexico. But, “On some occasions, Goliath grouper have been caught off the coast of New England in Massachusetts and Maine.
In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Goliath grouper are found off the coast of Africa from the Congo to Senegal,” says NOAA. “Threats to the species include commercial and recreational fishing, harmful algal blooms (red tide), and habitat loss,” says the NOAA website.
The moment a Goliath grouper eating a shark was captured on camera as shocked fishermen look on. The skeletal structure of large Goliath groupers cannot adequately support their weight out of the water without some type of damage,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FCC) stated on its website.
“If a large Goliath is brought onboard a vessel or out of the water, it is likely to sustain some form of internal injury and therefore be considered harvested.” The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of what’s happening on the water.
All anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation. Those with a Gulf Reef Fish Angler designation will meet the statewide requirement until the Gulf designation expires, even if you are fishing on the Atlantic coast.
State: Must have heads and fins intact through landing Gear rules require circle hooks and hooking tools in Gulf waters reef fish fisheries.
Note: In the Atlantic reef fish fishery, gear rules require hooking tools, and as of Jan. 1, 2021, non-stainless steel hooks in all state waters, and non-offset circle hooks N. of 28 ° N. latitude. Several species of Gulf grouper (red, black, scamp, yellow fin and yellow mouth) are closed Feb. 1-March 31 seaward of the 20-fathom break.
Recreational anglers are encouraged to use electronic charting equipment to plot the 20-fathom break by entering the established coordinates listed on the map below into a route. Monroe County: Several species of Atlantic grouper (red, black, yellow fin, yellow mouth, scamp, rock hind, red hind, Coney and grays by) are closed Jan. 1 – April 30 in all state and federal waters of the Atlantic including all state waters off Monroe County (Atlantic and Gulf sides).
During this closure, anglers can harvest grouper in open federal waters of the Gulf and return to port in Monroe County by traveling through closed state waters of the Atlantic as long as the vessel proceeds directly to port without stopping to fish. Western boundary of the 4-county gag grouper recreational harvest region.