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Ripe Bistro & Social Lounge

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French, Steakhouse, Creperie, Seafood
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic

I really think this place is one of the best in the area. A real diamond in the rough since it is located in a strip mall. We went here for lunch. We all got great drinks. They have a great selection of wine and beer. I ordered the mahi burrito special which was great. The fish and veggies were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Christopher J
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really think this place is one of the best in the area. A real diamond in the rough since it is located in a strip mall. We went here for lunch. We all got great drinks. They have a great selection of wine and beer. I ordered the mahi burrito special which was great. The fish and veggies were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The shopping strip near a popular Publix, is not the location you'd expect to find this wonderful little restaurant where the owner chef puts together wholesome, locally sourced and quite delicious meals in the tiniest kitchen just steps away from his wine bar. It's magic what he does with so little. Wine selection here is remarkable as well. When at... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Back for the first time in a spell for lunch. Always enjoyed the food here, but this time we were a bit disappointed with the service. The waiter was a bit gruff (maybe he had a bad night?). When my wife ordered a cup of coffee he replied that, as we were the only customers he really didn't want to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went there with a good friend. The atmosphere is really nice with the piano player providing nice music in the back ground. The service was really good, and the food was the best I've had since moving here this past June. I love island life, and this restaurant helps maintain my healthy lifestyle, as well as extremely tasty.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice place (our opinion) for a bite and drinks late in the day. Not really set up as a full service place yet it does have an interesting dinner menu. Nice staff and it does have a lounge in the back.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ripe is such a wonderful treat! The food is organic and fresh, the service impeccable and the ambience warm and cozy. We often have the specials and have never been disappointed. It's become my regular place to take visitors and I often meet friends there for relaxing evenings. We never feel rushed and enjoy long conversations over our main course... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's a tiny, beautiful place that has a mellow vibe. The service was fast & super friendly. Everything they server is organic, fresh & healthy. Which is a plus in my book! My hubby & I had their specials (catch of the day, which was a grouper & hubby had their filet mignon) which was absolutely amazing! They have a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent Service! Good Atmosphere! Excellent Food! Had the Goat cheese and Mushroom app. Eggplant app. And the flat iron steak w mushroom and blue cheese. Seriously amazingly good. A Lil Hidden Gem of a place ;)

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I go here monthly for a lunch meeting or with family. I've never had a mediocre meal, it's always delicious! Yesterday I had the best fish tacos of my entire life, and a cookie dough crepe that was beyond decadent. Presentation is beautiful and the balance of flavors is delightful. Waitstaff is attentive, and their suggestions have never lead me... More 

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Saint Augustine, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stumbled in by accident, were treated very well by Kurt, had good wine and desert. Came back next week for dinner, was great, even though they were out of file mignon that my wife was looking for, a minor bummer.

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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, Creperie, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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?