The world-famous Columbia Restaurant of Ybor City was recently named an All-American Icon by Nation's Restaurant News.  Only 50 restaurants were chosen as icons "as a testament to the large number of restaurants that have persevered through the years and continue to be part of our social fabric." 

The magazine wanted to recognize longtime concepts that are intriguing.  And if you've ever been to the Columbia, you know it's definitely that and more.  The magazine says, "No other institution in Tampa is as entwined with the city's history."

We are honored to have the Columbia Restaurant Group as engaged partners with Tampa Bay & Company since they play such a huge role in attracting visitors and meeting planners to our destination.