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PURPLE OLIVE

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4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
+1 904-461-1250
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fish was quite good with a small amount of Jasmine Rice. I also ordered a cup of chowder that was a small portion like the rice. For the price i would rather a few other restaurants in the area.

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Thank fido12
St. Augustine, Florida
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great restaurant in a small strip mall on S. St. Augustine Beach. Many very good choices from the menu for all types of tastes. The food is great and at a great value.

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Thank Bruce C
Memphis, TN.
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the beach and my sister had eaten here and thought we would like it. Well she was correct. Attentive service coupled with an interesting menu made for a lovely dinner. We stuck with the early-bird menu and the prices were very reasonable. I had the salmon and the others had the pork with everyone very pleased with their selection.... More 

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Thank pjwenzel
West Seneca
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mist amazing food. If you are looking to save money check out the early bird specials. We ate from the regular menu and the lamb was the best I've ever had. Great service and reasonable prices

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Thank Lynn H
St. Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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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 18 February 2017 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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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 

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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 16 February 2017 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 

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Thank card54
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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Thank Carol G
St. Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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Thank edemanfredi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. 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?