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4255 A1A South, Suite 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stone Creek, Ohio
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried this place while staying at the RV resort next door. Very nice place- has amazing food and the employees are genuinely proud to work there. They were all pleasant and our service was good (little slow but good...we weren't in a hurry). Husband and I both got seafood. I had the scallops in chili sauce and wok seared veggies... More 

Thank BrannonFamily718
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place a couple years ago, and we've loved it ever since. We live about an hour and a half away, so it's not too far for a long date night, thankfully. My husband ALWAYS gets the ahi tuna with purple rice and wok seared vegetables. I, on the other hand, try something new... More 

Thank Tori B
Saint Augustine
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer a coupon in the local publications that makes this a real bargain....Good menu, food is very good, service excellent...My wife likes it better than I as the portions are on the medium side...hey, I'm 6'3 220, I need my protein....My duck was excellent and as I said, a real bargain when using the available coupons....

Thank Joel S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Purple Olive. Locally owned with a varied menu and excellent food and service. The wait staff is always attentive and provides impeccable service. If you enjoy well prepared seafood, beef or lamb, you will like the Purple Olive.

Thank rockwiththedoc
Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Service was good, food was excellent Not fancy but food was impressive. From shrimp to pork to vegan, my family tried everything and loved it. Wish they had a full bar, but you can't have everything.

Thank TomDon13
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It may look like nothing special from the outside in its strip-mall site, but if you're in our near St. Augustine go to Purple Olive. Fresh seafood for sure and overall superb quality, you won't be disappointed. Peter Kenny and his crew are always attentive to high standards.

Thank Tom W
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at the purple olive. Our food and wine was delicious, the cake for desert simply a dream. The staff was very nice from beginning to end, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Don't be fooled by the appearance on the outside - the inner values are important!

Thank McAJ42
Englewood, Florida
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here during our drive down A1A to Palm Coast. Food was very good. I had the grilled snapper with a yummy teriyaki ginger sauce with purple rice. My husband had grilled shrimp and purple rice. Both were excellent. Service was good. This was a surprise find in a small strip mall. Would definitely go back if we were ever... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our best meals during our vacation. Ate here twice during our stay. We verrrry rarely do that, especially in an area like this which has many many fine-dining establishments.We found Purple Olive on our 2nd night in town and decided to return for our final night. A bit lacking in the decor department but we prefer great food over great... More 

Thank bonehomme
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We came for dinner, it was a bit loud with a soccer reception. They should've blocked off the room for them. Otherwise, the food did not disappoint. I got the duck breast which was so delicious. The homemade soups are very, very good. I would call ahead for reservation and make sure there is not a large event going on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?