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PURPLE OLIVE

4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
9044611250
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Ranked #19 of 484 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great restaurant in a small shopping center, a great find. The staff is very friendly and the food delicious. They offer early bird dinners at a very good price. While the atmosphere is casual it is small and quiet unlike so many places at the beach.

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So Ponte Vedra Bch
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Two small rooms but they will take reservations. Great menu, Chef is wonderful at preparing all dishes. Service can be good or bad depending on the day. Nice for couples.

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great meal here on a week day evening. The service was great! The hostess was quick to seat us, and our server made excellent recommendations. The wine list was very reasonable, and everyone found a wine they liked to drink.I had the filet, and it was cooked nicely ( medium rare) with an delicious sauce. My husband... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time we are in town we stop at the Purple Olive for dinner. Nice quaint family-owned restaurant. Wait staff is courteous and friendly and the food is always great!! From The Pizza & Chicken Tenders on the kids menu to the Blackened Grouper over spinach and mashed topped with Cream Sherry to the Expresso-Rubbed Pork Entreé, all of it... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I always order the diver scallops they are out of this world.... His place is worth checking out, never had a bad meal there ,above and beyond quality presentation and service!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Through Trip Advisor we found the Purple Olive. We live in Palm Coast, are relatively new to the area and have been looking for a good restaurant that serves seafood dishes. After a few flops we decided to try the Purple Olive. Glad we did. Excellent service by Mike. Excellent catch of the day "Grouper", blackened with ginger & soy... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Will definitely come back here. Not on the tourist radar and kinda hope it stays that way so it won't change. A lovely evening with great service and superb dishes.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The service was great - Michael was our excellent server. It's in an odd location, don't let that fool you! Good variety of dining options, excellent seafood. This is a MUST if you are in the area!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As a disclaimer, I should first state that as a native Floridian and Saint Augustine resident, I’ll have to admit, I’m a seafood snob. Only the freshest, will do, and if it is less than that, then I don’t want it. While The Purple Olive has excellent sauces, the shrimp they served me, had a slight bleach order to them.... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We spent several days on St. Augustine Beach and ate several places, and this was unexpectedly the best. I say unexpectedly, because it's in a strip mall and very unassuming when you drive up, but once inside we could tell that it was going to be a great experience. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was intimate... More

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