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PURPLE OLIVE

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Bistro
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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 279
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 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
What a great surprise

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
vaca21
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fresh seafood prepared in several styled accompanied by crisp vegetables. A very nice selection of wines to suit any palate. I am looking forward to returning.

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MD
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Ate at Purple Olive a couple of nights, and also had carry out for a party from P.O. All meals were great - very good food for a reasonable price - that's the best!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a meal here as a family. Me, my husband and my parents. We live here, but my parents came here from another florida town. They came here so my mom could celebrate her birthday. They at the last minute decided they wanted some line-caught fish (in other words not farm or frozen) for dinner so we made a... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Surprisingly located in a strip mall, this is the gem of the city! All staff seemed to meld together to make sure everyone is taken care of really well. Both my steak and my wife's beef bourguignon were exceptional. My starter, a crab bisque was light, creamy and left you wishing for more. The dining room is divided into two... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Purple Olive is not only a dining experience, it is a delicious experience. The service was professional and thorough. There were no intrusive TVs, and it was a quiet intimate evening with family. None of the mega meals that make you feel uncomfortable. To be sure there was plenty, and it was so good. I had chicken marsala, my... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was a place we found quite by accident. Another one of those finds in a shopping strip that was fantastic! The place was packed and we waited about 20 minutes. They offered to bring us drinks while we waited, which was nice. It's not a very big place, so some of us waited outside. As customers left after eating... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Found this place on T/A; was a little concerned no one in downtown St Augustine had heard of it. It is right over the bridge and out of the way but was packed - and for good reason. The food was spectacular. We both had the Blackened Triggerfish after trying it a few days earlier and it was even better.... More 

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Michigan
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146 reviews 146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

You're going to have to search for this place. It's listed as St Augustine but it's actually in St Augustine beach. Doesn't look like anything special from the outside. It's in a strip mall. Our party arrived at 5:30 for dinner and was seated immediately. Service was friendly and efficient. They offer a selection of "early bird" specials. For around... 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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?