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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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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 277
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    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
Always good

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
wopel
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MD
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Georgian Bay, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Now this was a great meal. Good sized portions, fair priced, freah and homemade, unique pairings and good service. I had a delicious steak, others in our party tried the daily special fish, my wife a seafood pasta that for once came amply packed with fresh seafood! The bill incl. two bottles of wine was most reasonable. Will eat here... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great ingredients and tasty food. You definitely get what you pay for in their daily menu. Great special occasion kind of place. The ambience is a little lacking but the food makes up for it.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We arrived on a weekday around 5:30. The place was almost full. Probably everyone had the same idea: having early-bird dinner. Even though only a few tables were available, we were offered the opportunity to choose ours. The early bird dinner gives you a main course, a cup of soup or salad, and bread. The selection of main courses is... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?