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PURPLE OLIVE

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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 323
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    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
Greatly Surpassed My Expectations

A friend and I met here on a Wednesday early evening for dinner. The dining room was empty at 5:20, but within a few minutes more than a dozen people arrived, most likely to take advantage of the early bird menu. The special menu is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ML T
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Florida
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Florida
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753 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I met here on a Wednesday early evening for dinner. The dining room was empty at 5:20, but within a few minutes more than a dozen people arrived, most likely to take advantage of the early bird menu. The special menu is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Prices are reduced by several dollars, and portions... More 

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Thank ML T
Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are on a quest to try a new restaurant in the area each week, and this week it was Purple Olive. The menu looks fantastic and we were anxious to try. Very crowded as it was Early Bird time....cheaper prices and smaller portions. Our waitress was quite pleasant, but was not familiar with the menu. We... More 

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Thank GatorGolferGal2015
Apopka, Florida
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229 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We keep coming back to here every time we vacation in St Augustine. As always, their food id excellent. Chef owned means quality food, family like atmosphere and friendly service....something you simply can not get from a chain. Prices are fair, quality is excellent, service is good and they are very accommodating to specific requests.

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Thank IAMAPI
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend who said the food was "to die" for. I did not find this to be the case. It wasn't bad, just not memorable. I ordered the tuna appetizer but it sat on so much sauce, it was barely edible. The salad was average as was the rest of the food.... More 

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Thank rpboz
Fallston, Maryland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going here for ten years and never had a bad meal.Arrive by 5pm or you might not get a table.

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Thank steve s
CT
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a tendency to ignore this little gem of a restaurant because it is tucked inside a strip mall ... big mistake! Four of us had dinner there last night, and we all raved about the food. My duck was tender, the meyer lemon hollandaise amazing, and the potato onion gratin delicious. My husband had the Thai vegetable curry with... More 

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Thank JCV_CT
Mooresville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a week of dining in tourist focused restaurants, we were thrilled to enjoy a thoughtfully prepared meal! The Purple Olive seems to be one of those secret gems that the locals hold dear, as they should! Our waiter was very helpful in guiding us through the menu. We especially appreciated the section of the menu that allowed us to... More 

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Thank skeghaus
australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely and the food was delicious. We had a lovely experience. The quality of the dishes (we had pizza and pasta) matched the pricing.

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Thank traceyw03
Liberty, Missouri
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family party of eight had not an issue among us; and that's saying a lot. Impeccable, timely service. Very good food, an ambitious menu which worked. It's in an inauspicious location: an older, small strip mall on A1A but don't let that put you off. They don't take reservations but allow "call aheads". Their early bird menu is quite... More 

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Thank GayeS545
Vernon, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Purple Olive after seeing their menu online - sounded like they offered everything and we were curious. It's located in a strip plaza, the curtains stay drawn because your view is of a parking lot, and it's very plain on the inside. But the choices are many, and the food is delicious! I had a curry dish with... 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: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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?