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PURPLE OLIVE

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Greek, Bistro
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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 285
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Meal!

Delicious food, diverse menu!!! All 4 diners in our party thought they had gotten the best meal! Two who ordered shrimp dishes were surprised at the size, freshness and amount of shrimp they were served. Veal and beef also excellent. Prices very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Melissa Y
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, diverse menu!!! All 4 diners in our party thought they had gotten the best meal! Two who ordered shrimp dishes were surprised at the size, freshness and amount of shrimp they were served. Veal and beef also excellent. Prices very reasonable.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Shrimp was overly cooked and chewy in texture and the food was overly seasoned. The service was fair which usually is quite fast. I hope that this was a one time occurrence and not a sign of things to come.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great food choices and early bird specials are terrific. Make sure you save room for dessert. Absolutely great!

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VA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant in a strip mall on St Augustine Beach is not to be missed. It offers chef quality food and good service. We dined there twice as it was so good.

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Asheville, NC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The best meal we ate in St. Augustine, perfect end to a great vacation! Located in a strip mall, this restaurant is easy to miss. We chose it because it was it was close to our condo & had received great reviews. They do not take reservations, but if call first you're put to the head of the line when... More 

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Miami, Florida
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245 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We came based on TA. The shrimp bisque was the best I have had. Each entree comes with soup or salad. Bread basket is initially presented. The grilled shrimp (10) large ones was excellent. They were firm and meaty fresh. A shrimp pasta was hearty and a generous portion. A side comes with most entrees. We had the onion potatoes... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise for us when we visited St Augustine. Even though it is in a small shopping center with other restaurants nearby we chose to eat here. We discovered that their early bird menu was good until 6:30. I had the veal Marsala & it was delicious . Very inexpensive! My husband had the salmon. Waitstaff... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

In a small strip mall dominated by a chain wings place, a local pizza joint, a frozen yogurt place and a couple other shops, you find this little gem. Once inside, you forget you're in this little strip mall, which can make parking challenge. Take the challenge on; it's worth it. Excellent wine selection (moderate priced, good tasting). The food... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Hidden in a little strip mall a small excellant place. Gets very crowded early so arrive by 5:30 or go late. The early bird specials are fabulous, so many selections and good portion sizes. Recommend salmon and veal marsala.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This great casual gourmet restaurant is e few blocks from our home. There is always and exciting menu. Even though it is located in a strip mall, once inside the atmosphere is great. There is parking next to the restaurant. The last time we were there, our reservations were not acknowledged, but we were ushered right in. So, call to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 9044611250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?