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Ripe Bistro & Social Lounge

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1097 A1A, Public Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
904 471 3177
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood, hormone...
Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood, hormone free steaks, soups, unique baguette sandwiches, interesting crepes, wine bar, craft beers & a library lounge.
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friday nite dinner

I'm a local and always enjoy eating at Ripe. Everything is fresh and healthy and great wine selection! Live entertainment on Friday nites! Our server Zach was very attentive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stauglaser
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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is super cute and very cozy. The food was just okay. The steak was over cooked and the quinoa was bland. Just okay, maybe would try again. Maybe an off night for the chef.

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Thank clearwater4010
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local and always enjoy eating at Ripe. Everything is fresh and healthy and great wine selection! Live entertainment on Friday nites! Our server Zach was very attentive!

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Thank Stauglaser
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Ripe was really positive! The staff were very nice, the food is local, fresh and organic and the price good too. We had a light lunch and were impressed. It's location is a bit hidden in a plaza, but there is parking and don't let the location fool you.

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Thank suzanne h
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the look of the strip mall define what you'll find inside! Because we had our dog with us, we chose to sit on the sidewalk outside, which turned out to be fabulous and wonderful on a 65 degree day in Saint Augustine. The wine was superb, and the server excellent at helping us to decide. The food was... More 

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Thank Laura J
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The chef/owner really cares about the quality and local sourcing of food and clearly enjoys preparing each and every dish. He is friendly and accommodating and will gladly make any sort of adjustment in the ingredients to please a customer. We have been coming here for almost three years (mostly at lunch time) and have consistently been delighted by the... More 

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Thank misterbobc
Aurora, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We have been coming to St. Augustine for over 25 years. We have found great restaurants to be a rarity on the beach. Ripe is the best kept secret. The food was incredible! Everything is fresh and wonderful. I had the flat iron steak, and my husband had the grouper; they were prepared perfectly. The dinner salad is included and... More 

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Thank tperry45
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Delicious and plentiful lunch. The cucumber-dill soup was simply marvelous--as my husband said:this is definitely not Campbells, and isn't that a wonderful thing for eating out. Our sandwich specials were great and the beer selection extensive. Was very quiet in this hidden away place. Wish we could go hear the pianist this evening but holiday commitments call.

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Thank Judith P
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Ripe Bistro is a rare find. Music and great food combined in one venue. My wife & I (we are early 60's and were the oldest in the room) stopped in around 7 on a Thursday evening. Just a few diners at that time and we decided to sit in the lounge area with very comfortable seating because a music... More 

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Thank R B
Flagler Beach, Florida
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282 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This restaurant is located awkwardly at one end of a Publix shopping center, but do not let the position put you off. This chef and kitchen puts out a combination of delicious, creative, healthy, locally sourced organic vegetarian dishes along with fish and even steaks. We were so impressed by the chopped salad we took "to go". . . we... More 

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Thank sherrrrry
Windermere, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Love that we have an organic restaurant on St Augustine beach! We had an amazing dinner and the staff was wonderful! Perfect place to go on the island in St Augustine

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1097 A1A, Public Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 471 3177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood, hormone free steaks, soups, unique baguette sandwiches, interesting crepes, wine bar, craft beers & a library lounge.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?