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PURPLE OLIVE

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Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Bistro
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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Today
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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Good meal at a reasonable price

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jerry S
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW 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
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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Palm Coast, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been here many times since it opened and it has become our go to place for special occasions in the Palm Coast/St. Augustine corridor. First, the atmosphere. It is not fancy, but not unattractive either. No real bar or waiting area, but in decent weather they have tables outside. They have a real live chalk board in front... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had seafood fra diablo, wanted shrimp fra diablo but no longer on menu n that was recommended by previous reviewers. Too much fish in the dish n sauce was thin. Also had grilled shrimp with ginger/soy sauce, sauce was great. The Caesar salad is a grilled half of romaine head of lettuce, which was really good, had seasonings on it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This place was really great, and I would recommend it to all visitors to St Augustine. The menu is fresh and modern, the service wonderful, and the food delicious!

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant is so small and quaint.. When me and my girlfriend pulled up we thought we were at the wrong place.. the outside is a strip mall and looks very "hole-in-the-wall"ish.. But you cant judge a restaurant by its surroundings.. service was great, food was exceptional, and overall experience was top notch..

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

this little restaurant never ceases to surprise; the foods get better with each visit. Elegant yet simple and a menu with nice variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I try to eat at The Purple Olive at least once every time I go to Saint Augustine because the food is always perfect, the servers attentive and the atmosphere inviting. Mike was our server and he made all the specials sound scrumptious, but my friend and I ordered off the wonderfully extensive menu! We were not disappointed. My filet... 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: Seafood, Steakhouse, 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?