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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
A local gem !

If you want to get far away from the chain operations and away from the standard offerings of most area restaurants, Ripe is for you. A unique casual setting with eclectic, locally sourced and fresh offerings. Great wine and beer selections compliment the menu items. This operation is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Thomas R
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you want to get far away from the chain operations and away from the standard offerings of most area restaurants, Ripe is for you. A unique casual setting with eclectic, locally sourced and fresh offerings. Great wine and beer selections compliment the menu items. This operation is a bit different but in a good way. Perfect for that special... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We love this place, when we can get to it. Great selections, swank interior, friendly staff. BUT, on a Saturday night, you have to stay open at least until 11pm. To the ownership, PLEASE reconsider; it would make a significant difference with my rating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Signs throughout shopping center state Lunch Special $6.95. So I ordered what I thought was it. I didn't even look at the menu. I asked the waitress what it was and she replied it was a cold ahi tuna salad. That's what I got which was very good but the bill was $16.95. When I questioned it the curt bartender... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

First time trying this neat place so close to home. Food was absolutely delicious! Hard to believe they can put out such delights from a tiny kitchen! We'll be back!

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This wine bar is close to our house. It is in a strip mall, so has ample parking. There is a great wine selection, with several wines by the glass. The kitchen is tiny, so food is limited. The back patio has live music.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?