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PURPLE OLIVE

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French, 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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 298
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Best at the beach!

Simply the best dining experience at the beach. Excellent service from Jeff our waiter. Never rushed and very attentive. Food was nothing short of amazing. Mussels with angel hair pasta appetizer was perfect. Crab bisque continued to impress. Diver scallops were great and potatoes au gratin were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Douglas C
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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Simply the best dining experience at the beach. Excellent service from Jeff our waiter. Never rushed and very attentive. Food was nothing short of amazing. Mussels with angel hair pasta appetizer was perfect. Crab bisque continued to impress. Diver scallops were great and potatoes au gratin were there best I've ever tasted. NY Strip steak with Gorgonzola truffle butter was... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Purple Olive was delicious from our first bite to our last. We started with the mussel appetizer and were delighted to find angel hair pasta in the broth; what a great twist. I ordered the diver scallops which were done to perfection. My husband ordered the pork loin; it was fabulous! The salads and sides were fresh and flavorful.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

this place is a 5 star all the way. We almost missed it on our vacation. Its in a little strip Mall. We were going to another place next to them they were closed we grabbed one of the takeout menus that was outside of the door. We decided we would eat there for our anniversary the little menu sounded... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been going to the Purple Olive for several years. Their food is consistently good, fresh and innovative. They will make reasonable changes to accommodate dietary needs and have a nice but limited wine list. The main drawback is that they do not take reservations, but will take your name for a wait list. Service is usually good and... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tried this place based on my fellow trip advisors. Sadly, it did not meet my hopes but was so close in every area which means that every item we ordered was only close and that is an overall big disappointment. Key lime pie lacked lime. Scallops were mushy on the edges. Eggplant was way too cheesy. I think maybe another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had the red snapper. We'll prepared and a large portion. Took half home for lunch the next day. Everything about the Purple Olive in wonderful. I give it a four star because of its location. A restaurant of this quality should not be located in a strip mall. Having said that, you can not go wrong by choosing this restaurant... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for a place to have a fantastic meal served to you by dedicated and caring staff, and the best chef in town this is the place to go. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the tourist traps. This is a family owned and managed restaurant. They go way above and beyond in all respects!... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is fine dining food at an affordable price. My only complaint would be that the atmosphere is lacking(it looks like a hole in the wall breakfast bistro). But the food, elegant and tasty. I started with the Cesar salad which was served in the most unique way. I wont spoil the surprise but I can assure you, it's no... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food was okay. the food was lacking deep flavor. I had the chicken marsal and it was in light red sauce with sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella which was odd. My husband had the seafood and linguine and again lacking flavor.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Food was surprisingly good for the tucked away area. Dessert was amazing. Having to buy soda cans to drink out of was not what we expected being a family of non drinkers. That was the main issue we all had.

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Additional Information about PURPLE OLIVE

Address: 4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone Number: 9044611250
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Greek, Bistro

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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, Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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?