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4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
+1 904-461-1250
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Palm Coast, Florida
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We went with another couple in early August. You can call or email ahead for priority seating, which was nice. The owners are friendly and one of them is one of the chefs. My husband had the pork with gorgonzola and he really like it and pork was tender. The Asian scallops are great and the seafood and pasta is... More 

Thank Danette P
Gainesville, Florida
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Tucked away in a tiny strip mall with other eats nearby, this little restuarant can be busy during high season, but for the most part is comfortable and pleasing both in atmosphere and menue fare. No pretention here. Friendly and helpful staff will explain the menue to you, where you will find seafood, land fare and vegan selections. Dayly specials... More 

Thank FAPx2
St. Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Service was decent. Atmosphere is ok. One big room so can be noisy. Decor is eccentric. Soup was really thick. Great little location near the beach and seems to be a place where locals enjoy hanging out with friends.

Thank Jed P
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Went to Purple Olive in St. Augustine. Meal was fantastic. Set in a small strip center but sesame seared scallops were outstanding. I also recommend the Minorcan Chowder. One of the best ever.

Thank TimandSherri G
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Gluten-free folks will find quite a few items on their menu (which is the main reason we chose to go there- one of our friends is GF). I had the macadamia nut crusted salmon with warm mango rum butter and a side of kale with golden raisins. Yummy!

Thank Theresa787
St. Augustine, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I eat here as often as we can, unfortunately that is not often enough since we have 3 kids. We were here last week for our anniversary and it was yet again phenomenal. From start to finish it was awesome. Our server paced everything wonderfully, didn't rush us and took great care. I'm sorry I can't remember... More 

Thank MrsPHammond
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We had stumbled upon this restauraunt while out and about the St. Augustine beach area. My boyfriends macadamia crusted salmon was great however my stuffed chicken was pretty bland. It didn't have very much stuffing or very much flavor. We finished with a creme brûlée which was alright. Again, nothing crazy but calling it bad would be inaccurate. Our server... More 

Thank Heatherwhitson
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Everything was fantastic. Our party had 5 different meals and all of us were raving how delicious each one was. The blend of flavors in each dish was unique. The sauces really sent it over the top. The Sesame Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach Salad were the big hits at our table. The portion sizes were so big we all... More 

Thank Christy M
Denver, Colorado
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237 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

If you're tired of the beach food that surrounds you south of St. Augustine and don't feel like driving into town and paying for parking, this place is a very nice respite from the chicken sandwiches and fried seafood that dominates the area. Prepare to spend $20 an entree. Our bill for three was north of $100 with a few... More 

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Ozark, Alabama
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Went on a Tues. nite. Ordered 2 glasses of wine and the baked brie app. Got our bread, then salad (which was great.) All of a sudden our entrees arrived. Never got the app. No big deal, the waiter comped our second glass of wine. would definitely go back.

Thank marynj39

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-461-1250

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?