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Ripe Bistro & Social Lounge

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1097 A1A, Public Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
904 471 3177
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were on our way to a nationwide sandwich shoppe and we had to pass Ripe. I noticed on the window "Market Fresh" "Local" and this caught my attention. We went in to find a very inviting setting. But even better than that we found a very nice young man who made us feel very welcome. He... More 

Thank judystine
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you are charging $20 for a small, simple crepe that anyone could make an home, there is a problem. The menu is very limited and overpriced. We got there at 6pm on a Friday and we were the only people there the entire time. My husband was not thrilled with his crepe. I ordered the filet and will say... More 

Thank C597044
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ahi Tuna Taco and the Hawaiian Poke Bowl, both of which were out of the world!! The sauces on bother were unique. The tuna was perfect. Our server, Joshua, was very knowledgable about the intricacies of the menu and made a spot on recommendation for wine. We are new RIPE groupies!!

Thank Cindy G
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An inventive and tasty approach to serving up fresh food. Homemade sauces, the freshest fish ("was swimming this morning"), great wine and beer list, comfortable bistro vibe with lounge area. Hidden in a small strip mall that's dominated by a supermarket, walk inside and enter an intimate and cozy private culinary world. Then, after dinner, drift downtown to their other... More 

Thank Allan M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without question the best, freshest, integral food on the island, and quite possibly, in St Augustine. Most of his business is local. The tourist are not aware of this place for some reason. It's not flashy, maybe that's it, but it is a hidden treasure for sure.

1 Thank Ed L
Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love fresh food done well and when we saw this place we couldn't wait. It was closed when we were there so we made a trip back. The food was very overpriced for what it was. My partner had the sweet potato crepe and added the fresh catch which totaled $22. It wasn't very good. The fish was overcooked.... More 

1 Thank flamerritt
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going here since they've opened. My husband and I go up the chef's window and ask for his recommendation on what to order and we've never been disappointed. The food is local and fresh. There is something for everyone on the menu at all price points. The atmosphere is cozy and beautiful.

Thank mggdesign
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful place to renew friendships or catch up.....Bar, dining room, living room/lounge or patio seating. Large selection of beer and wines. Many choices for eating from small meals, salads, sandwiches, and full entrées. Fresh fish choices, fresh vegetable choices and great baguettes for sandwiches and many crepe choices. Many dessert choices including a great chocolate mousse and a... More 

Thank NFD2016
Warsaw, Poland
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a friend's meeting there. I've ordered one of the simplest dish to make: vegetarian crepes. Got my food more than five minutes after the rest of my friends and it had a HUGE hole in it. The cook is one big joke. Pros: nice looking inside, very close to Subway.

2 Thank sorgreb
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Since opening, the owners have expanded the number of tables in the space. Food is very good and is fresh. A really pleasant way to spend some time is to sit in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine.

Thank Jill L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097 A1A, Public Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 471 3177
Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood, hormone free steaks, soups, unique baguette sandwiches, interesting crepes, wine bar, craft beers & a library lounge.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?