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4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7427
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Purple Olive is probably the best restaurant on Anastasia Island. The young chef-owner and his wife are always around, making sure things go smoothly. The food is impeccable, from the bread and olives they bring as a starter to the flourless chocolate cake and everything in between. My husband is gluten-free, and this is one of the few places... More 

Thank lilystaug
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Me my wife and our friend came here service was great. We order ahi app which was great. My wife had stuffed chicken was great. I had the surf turf which was cooked perfect and also great

Thank evan6790
Saint Augustine, Florida
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This has been one of my favorites for a while, so I took out-of-town visitors there for a special meal on their first night here. The special of the night was Delmonico steak with crab sauce (supposed to be blue cheese?) and grouper special. Both were disappointing in taste. The steak had so little crab meat that the taste/texture of... More 

Thank Oldcitygirl
Port Orange, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

There were several odd things about our meal. I ordered chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and veggies. Chicken and veggies were good but the sauce was dark brown and did not taste like a "Marsala" sauce should taste. The mashed potatoes had a strange seasoning. I did not eat them. My husband agreed that the mashed potatoes were weird. My... More 

Thank DianeS228
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

There were 3 of us and we arrived around 7pm for dinner. The hotess wasnt at the station, but after a few minutes a passing waiter said someone would be with us. There were a few empty tables and we were seated. Started with the house red which was a California Cabernet and my boys had water. A few minutes... More 

Thank Kristy F
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden secret in St. Augustine, Fl. It is located on Route A1A South. You will be amazed at the menu selections and service. We always reserve it as a place to take special people who appreciate and enjoy fine dining.

Thank Orville W T
Punta Gorda, Florida
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We almost didn't go in when we saw the strip mall location of Purple OIive - so glad we stayed. The interior is very understated and our server Dennis was extremely familiar with the menu. The salad was typical and the Crab Bisque while good could have used more red pepper. The sesame tofu had good crunch and a great... More 

Thank Di K
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

we had a family dinner one evening while up in the area on vacation - the place was pretty quiet as we were relatively late - food was excellent, service friendly and professional - good value for money and they are very accommodating to change things around to suit tastes. the Morocco lamb was very good as was the fish

Thank Mark D
Stone Creek, Ohio
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7427
  • 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?