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4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7427
+1 904-461-1250
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a gift certificate as a Christmas present so me n my husband decided to give it a try we were taken back by lack of decor and the fact our table was directly under the open kitchen window second we waited 30 min for a server to notice us and after placing our whole order it took u... More 

Thank shaynacarlson
Hanover, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife a I went to the Purple Olive tonight and had a great meal. She had pasta and shrimp and I had cheese and spinach stuffed chicken breasts. Both meals were different then what we would usually order and we're very happy we did. For desert we had key lime pie and crème brûlée with fruit. They were delicious.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to celebrate our anniversary here with friends after hearing so much good things about it from other friends. We were not disappointed. Our server was Trevor who has worked here for 8 years which speaks well for any place. Loved the extensive wine list. Great cheese plate to enjoy the wine. My husband started with crab bisque. Very... More 

Thank Fuzzy60_11
Brunswick, Maine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the early bird special would encourage us to return in the future for the full menu but instead it was a big disappointment. After some great bread it was all downhill. Chicken was dry and tough, salmon was over cooked even though I asked for pink. And the dessert, creme brule was too thick with a crust that... More 

Thank card54
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food with terrific friendly service. Menu is extensive and varied.We have not been disappointed.

Thank Carol G
Saint Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here at least 1/2 dozen times in the last year and each time has been as good or better than the last. I suppose if this policy had been in effect since the beginning, I wouldn't be as disappointed in them. Today, I called to make reservations for 7 people on Saturday night. I was told they don't... More 

Thank edemanfredi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Purple Olive on the recommendation from friends. The menu is extensive. There are no words to adequately describe the amazing meals we had. We had the seared Ahi Tuna and sesame encrusted Chilean Sea Bass. Both were cooked to perfection by Chef Extraordinaire Peter Kenney. Then came dessert. I had a chocolate confection that now sits proudly... More 

Thank NinoandBunny
Apopka, Florida
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287 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

One of our favorites in this area. Chef quality food every time we visit. Well worth the fair prices. Portions are large and most important, very tasty.

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We usually eat there a couple times per year as we try to eat at local non chain establishments. the food used to be incredible. It was always busy on Wed. Night. We forgot our paper coupon for the buy one get one fixed menu on Wed. But without the stupid paper coupon( we had a photocopy) they would not... More 

Thank Kenneth B
Abingdon, Virginia
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Excellent food, attentive staff, fairly priced for quality of food and service. We went with a friend. She had the NY strip ( special ) and said it was very good, my wife had the diver scallops which she said were great, and I had the surf and turf, fabulous! Good dessert, excellent service from Jill

Thank K B

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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
US$10 - US$20
International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 904-461-1250

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